A few months ago we released the
Argentine Songbook Vol. 1 chipdisk. And recently we released its source code including:
Full source code (the assembly files + makefiles + everything…)
Full audio sources (the SidWizard files)
And we also wrote a tutorial about how write a chipdisk, including all the tricks that we used.
If you have doubts/questions about it,
let us know!
VChar64 v0.2.2 released
Release notes here:
I started working on the paddle/mouse support. I’m using an ESP32 instead of the ESP8266. Progress is documented here (spanish):
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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
The WiFi Device v0.4.1
Smaller real estate: Fits in all C64/128 models, including the C128D / SX-64 machines
Using Wemos D1 Mini instead of NodeMCU
Blue instead of red
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UniJoystiCle v0.4.0-RC (Release Candidate) released. Mega update!
UniJoystiCle WiFi device v0.4.1
Latest versions can be downloaded from here: http://ricardoquesada.github.io/unijoysticle/
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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
UniJoystiCle WiFi device connected to the joystick ports C: Alarm sensor using a WiFi device
D: Smartphone running the UniJoystiCle Controller app with the Commodore Home plugin
E: Commodore MPS 803 printer
F: Pulleys + gears connected to the printer header + dimmer knot
Continue reading “Retro Challenge: announcing Commodore Home”
What’s new since last update:
UniJoystiCle WiFi receiver v0.4.0. Compatible with SX64 and C128D
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 UniJoystiCle desktop client in order to control the dimmer from the PC/Mac.
New UniJoystiCle Controller client for Windows, Mac and Linux
Continue reading “RetroChallenge: C64 I.D.IoT.R Update #2”
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
IoT: Internet Of Things:
What I have done so far is this: (and is not part of the contest since I built it two months ago):
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Station Mode (with or without WPS)
Inactivity timeout & Joystick statistics
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 specially if you use your phone both for the UniJoystiCle and for “regular” stuff.
To solve that issue, I added WiFi Station mode support (Access Point mode is still supported). Basically the UniJoystiCle WiFi device, when in Station mode, can connect to any WiFi network. It also supports
WPS (an auto-auth way to connect to a network). If Station mode fails, it will default to Access Point mode.
In order to switch to Station mode you have to:
Install firmware v0.4.3 (see below for more info)
Boot the UniJoystiCle WiFi device (it will boot in Access Point mode)
Connect to the unijoysticle-xxyyzz WiFi Network
Open the web page:
http://unijoysticle.local Select “Station” mode, put the credential (SSID and password) and reboot!
http://unijoysticle.local you can also configure the “Inactivity timeout”: how many seconds without activity should elapse before all the joystick lines are set to Low (simulates no joystick movements).
I also added statistics: It tells you how many seconds you spent on the different joystick positions, and how many movements you did. Useful, right? 🙂
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Since UniJoystiCle v0.3 was released back in July many things were added.
Android client: It has all the iOS features, except Gyruss mode which will be added soon.
iOS client: It is available on the App Store.
Continue reading “UniJoystiCle Commando Mode, Game Controllers and other news”