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 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
  • MAME
  • MESS
  • Fusion – Sega Megadrive

and many more…

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.


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)

8 thoughts on “VIC-20 PC

  1. Is that a challange – shall I try and find a model M keyboard….

    The keyboard and mouse in the photo have now gone. Got black ones now!

  2. Must say that this looks like an amazing setup for an old VIC 20- that model was my first PC that I ever had at home. Lots of memories come back to my mind about it. Kudos to you, sir!


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