COREi64 based in Canada has created a nondestructive Commodore 64c Raspberry Pi Conversion Frame which is capable of transforming your Commodore 64c platform into a retro-look Raspberry Pi computer.
Check out the video below to learn more about this interesting project which is launched by Kickstarter, with pledges available from just CAD$15 for printable STL files which will be available during December 2017.
If you prefer a full complete framework then delivery is a little later during January 2018 with pledges available from CAD$50.
You may have fond memories of your first computer, the Commodore 64, or experienced the dawn of the age of personal computers. This project realizes a desire to work with modern technology while experiencing what it was like to engage one of these pieces of history.
If you’ve traveled the net you’ve undoubtedly come across variants of this concept, however, they are typically destructive in nature. My fondness for this old technology coupled with the respect that I have for it became the driving force in creating a non-destructive solution to this idea.
I have developed a framework that mounts in an original 64c case, using the factory mounting points and screws. The end result is the deployment of a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 in a Commodore 64c case. Recently, there was a successful Kickstarter campaign that reproduced these cases in quantity. These are ideal cases for this project and are showcased in the prototype design. Further to this, Individual Computers located in Germany are in the process of preparing the release of an all new run of the Commodore 64c cases in exciting new colors. These cases will be ideal for the framework we’ve designed.
The goal of this project is to convert an old Commodore 64c computer (or utilize a Kickstarter 64c case / or Individual Computers case) into a Raspberry Pi machine that can be completely reversed should the user desire it.
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