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

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  • 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 Controller app with the Commodore Home plugin
  • E: Commodore MPS 803 printer
  • F: Pulleys + gears connected to the printer header + dimmer knot

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

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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.
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New UniJoystiCle Controller client for Windows, Mac and Linux

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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 done so far is this: (and is not part of the contest since I built it two months ago):

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