VIC-20 PC

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! (Links dead – checked 17 September 2018)

8 thoughts on “VIC-20 PC

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    Mayhem

    (8th January 2009 - 16:36)

    The only thing missing in this photo is an IBM Model M keyboard 😉

    andyt31

    (8th January 2009 - 17:01)

    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!

    andyt31

    (7th December 2009 - 16:18)

    Quick update on this – ordered my ATMEGA8 chip today to make the keyboard/USB interface. My bother will program it for me over the xmas holidays.

    Brother Taylor

    (9th December 2009 - 21:32)

    because i am amazing 🙂

    Cajundweeb

    (7th August 2010 - 00:04)

    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!

    Cheers!

    Has maron

    (29th July 2019 - 08:47)

    Will I be able to buy this?

      Andy

      (21st August 2019 - 23:11)

      No – sorry!

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