Commodore 64 reincarnated in laptop form

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Commodore 64 reincarnated in laptop form


Modding virtuoso Ben Heck presents this highly convincing C64 for retro-on-the-go users. –

This project somehow has the distinction of being both the longest and fastest portable electronics project I have ever done. I originally started making a C64 laptop in the fall of 2006, and kept pecking away at it every so often. Finally, a few weeks ago, I said “screw it” and started over.

I redid everything in a week and a half – the shortest project ever. (The previous record hold was the Wii portable at 2 weeks) The goal this time was to make something that looked exactly like a computer from the early 80’s, yet in a new form. Including the color beige and texture.


The build uses a genuine ‘C64C’ motherboard, along with a gamecube power supply and SD card doing its best floppy disk impersonation. But I’m guessing that vintage keyboard feel is the best part! Could a Vic 128 palmtop be far behind? Check out a ton of build pics and info over on Ben’s site.

Teeny Tiny Commodore 64

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