VChar64 v0.2.2 released and other news

VChar64 v0.2.2 released Download: Mac: vchar64-0.2.2.mac.dmg Win32: vchar64-0.2.2.win32.zip Source code: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/ Release notes here: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/releases/tag/0.2.2 UniJoystiCle news I started working on the paddle/mouse support. I’m using an ESP32 instead of the ESP8266. Progress is documented here (spanish): UniJoystiCle + Paddle/Mouse support  progress

The UniJoystiCle v0.4 released

Christmas is coming. Treat yourself with The UniJoystiCle v0.4, and be the cool kid in the block by playing The Uni Games like a pro (that’s it with real unicycles!): Highlights of v0.4 WiFi Device Smaller real estate: Fits in all C64/128 models, including the C128D / SX-64 machines Using Wemos D1 Mini instead of NodeMCUContinue reading “The UniJoystiCle v0.4 released”

UniJoystiCle v0.4.0-RC released!

UniJoystiCle v0.4.0-RC (Release Candidate) released. Mega update! Download: iOS client v0.4.6: App Store Android client v0.4.10: Google Play macOS client v0.4.0: UniJoystiCle Controller.dmg win32 client v0.4.0: unijoysticle_controller.win32.zip Firmware v0.4.5: unijoysticle_firmware.bin Source code + schematic + layout: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/unijoysticle Latest versions can be downloaded from here:  http://ricardoquesada.github.io/unijoysticle/

Retro Challenge: announcing Commodore Home

Home automation for the masses, not the classes We need to build computers for the masses, not the classes – Jack Tramiel, Commodore founder A: Commodore 64 computer running the “Commodore Home” application B: UniJoystiCle WiFi device connected to the joystick ports C: Alarm sensor using a WiFi device D: Smartphone running the UniJoystiCle ControllerContinue reading “Retro Challenge: announcing Commodore Home”

RetroChallenge: C64 I.D.IoT.R Update #2

Ordered a rubber belt + pulley to control the dimmer from the printer header New UniJoystiCle PCB arrived (v0.4.0). I assembled one and works Ok both on the SX64 and the C128D. I just need to create a “user port” power cable for the SX64 since it doesn’t have a datasette port. Started the UniJoystiCleContinue reading “RetroChallenge: C64 I.D.IoT.R Update #2”

Retrochallenge: Building the C64 I.D.IoT.R

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 doneContinue reading “Retrochallenge: Building the C64 I.D.IoT.R”

UniJoystiCle update #2

TL;DR Station Mode (with or without WPS) Inactivity timeout  & Joystick statistics Auto-firmware upgrade Better ways to power the WiFi device Station mode and other features One thing that bothered me was that I needed to switch WiFi networks every time that I wanted to use the UniJoystiCle. Not a major issue, but not ideal speciallyContinue reading “UniJoystiCle update #2”