Update February 2020 – The motherboard in the VIC-20 died a couple of years ago, so I no longer have this ‘hybrid’ PC. I will rebuild a new one with a Raspberry Pi in during 2020.
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.
- 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
- Fusion – Sega Megadrive
and many more…
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.
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! (Links dead – checked 17 September 2018)