Author Archives: bitfixer
Just exhibited the newest version of PETpix at VCF East 9.1, now running at ~10fps, and wireless. Check out the writeup on Hackaday!
So, this month I tried my hand at doing some improvements to the PETpix project as part of the Retrochallenge Winter Warmup. My intent was to do a board layout for PETpix and to have a few of them made … Continue reading
Made some videos of PETpix in its full PETSCIIfied glory. Check them out on the PETpix page.
Hey there, Wanted to let you know about a new project I’m calling PETpix. It’s a userport add-on for a commodore which lets you play PETSCII formatted video. There are some preliminary processing steps which need to be done on … Continue reading
When collecting old computers, one issue that comes up from time to time is that you’re missing the one piece that you need to get the machine working. Or you have the piece and it’s beyond your ability to repair. … Continue reading
Hi everyone, Wanted to let you know about a new device for your Commodore PET: The PETvet! Basically, the PETvet replaces all of the RAM and ROM in your PET using a single SRAM chip. Different ROM images are stored … Continue reading
Finished another firmware update, this one allows you to use long file names when saving files on the PETdisk. So now you can save something like SAVE “LONGFILENAME”,9 and it will work. Yippee! Download the update on the PETdisk Technical … Continue reading
Check out the Plus Too over on the ‘Big Mess o’ Wires‘ site – it’s a hardware replica of a Mac Plus/Mac 512ke computer, built from an FPGA development board. A very impressive and exciting project!
Tezza, the creator of Tezza’s Classic Computers Blog, wrote an excellent article on the PETdisk. Check it out and his other postings as well.
That’s right, those fine podcasters of the Retrocomputing Roundtable(subscribe here) mentioned the PETdisk in their latest episode (show 16)! I am a fan of this podcast and of the individual podcasts of the hosts (Retrobits, 1mhz and the Classic Computing … Continue reading