Hey, I've been working on this for a very long time.. But at last, it is finished!
My aim was the build a C64DTV based laptop that looks like the real deal, not a bodgy mod!
So here it is a Commodore C64 Laptop.
My SX64 may have a 20foot mains cable, but this has one better.. It's rechargeable and runs for 2 hours 20.. C64'ng on your compute.. Oh yes!!
This is my prototype, But I will be making a short run of these, with various improvements. If your interested in one, send me a message via the contact page.
Still not sure what I should call it.. C64p, C64l, NX64, SX2k64, SX64v2, IF2k64? Hmmm.. C64p.. Perfect!
C64p - Prototype 1
Why the hell is it taking so long!
Well, a prototype doesn't take long to "knock up", but a production quality version will always take longer.
Anywho, things are moving on.. Below you'll see a near finished version of the "BOTTOM" PCB (teehee)
The PCB itself includes a 1530 mouse emulator, 5v and 3v regulators, amplifier, charge circuit, soft power up and status LEDS.
The good news is, this board now in production, the bad news is one more simple PCB to go!.. But it's a simple PCB.. Not long now!
The main differences between prototype 1 and 2 are the following..
Touchpad now works as a 1530 mouse (joystick mode) in port 2
Volume is now a wheel on the back of the chassis
Power/Mouse/Amp/Charge now all installed on custom PCB - See images below
Soft-on Soft-off Button
Custom Bootmenu (Thanks to CBM Filebrowser)
User selectable 4:3/16:9
Check out the making of the prototype 1 below..