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 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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What’s new since last update:
- 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.
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
- 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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