I have finished building my VIC-20 ITX PC! Part 2 of the project has now been completed, so the original VIC-20 keyboard works. I have installed a device called Keyrah. You can buy one of these devices from Vesalia Online.

Specifications

  • CV860A Motherboard with onboard Via Eden C3 CPU at 800Mhz
  • 512 Mb RAM
  • 40Gb 2.5″ IDE HDD
  • Windows XP Home

I have the following emulators installed.

  • VICE – Commodore VIC-20, 64, 128 and Plus 4
  • WinAPE – Amstrad CPC and CPC Plus
  • MAME
  • MESS
  • Fusion – Sega Megadrive

and many more…

Photos

There are some photos on my Flickr pages here.

Raspberry PI

Once the Raspberry Pi is on general sale, I will be replacing the PC motherboard with the Raspberry PI. Will be great to have a low powered PC with a ‘proper’ keyboard.

Updates

Looks like Commodore copied my idea. They have now released the Commodore 64 PC, VIC-PRO and the VIC-Slim. However, my conversion cost a lot less than the price of buying one of those!