I started building the C64 I.D.IoT.R a few months ago, but never finished it. What better than to finish it for the Retro Challenge contest.
C64 I.D.IoT.R is a smart light controlled from a C64. Its name means:
- C64: Commodore 64
- I: Intelligent
- D: Dimmer
- IoT: Internet Of Things:
- R: RRRRR
What I have done so far is this: (and is not part of the contest since I built it two months ago):
My goal for the Retro Challenge is to finish it. That includes:
- Somehow connect the printer header to the dimmer. Some gears + pulley will be needed.
- Use a SX64 instead of the C64 since it takes less space: That includes using an smaller version of the UniJoystiCle, since current version (v0.2.2) doesn’t fit. I also need a power cable from the user or extension port.
- Add voice control… something like: “Hey Commodore, turn off the lights”.
Basically, I want to build something like this: