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The British flag This site contains all kind of information about hardware and software related to the older Commodore computers like the KIM, PET, CBM, VIC-20, C64 and C128. In 2011 I started to take interest in Commodore PCs and IBM PC-XT (compatibles) as well. Later other interests were added to the ones I already had.
The information is only available in English.

The Dutch flag Deze site verstrekt U allerlei informatie over zowel hardware als software van de diverse Commodore computers: KIM, PET, CBM, VIC-20, C64, C128 en anderen. In 2011 ben ik mij ook gaan intresseren voor de Commodore PCs en IBM PC-XT (compatibles). Later zijn er andere interesses bijgekomen.
Deze site is voor de rest alleen in het Engels.

Last update: 23 November 2022

My oldest son bought a house and needs help with things like installing a washing machine, minor repairs, etc. Then we have to renovate his room so we can use it as a temporary bedroom so that we can renovate our own room as well. In other words: all computer activities will scale down to a very low level.

But I found out that some of the work give you time to think about things while still doing the job. When moving stuff I ran into my Commodore PC-1. Nice little 8088 4.77 MHZ PC with only one 360 KB drive. And equipped with a non-ISA expansion bus. I already devoted a chapter on it and decided to give it the long promised ISA converter.

I also ran into my Tandy Colo Computer 2 that I never have really used so far because I haven't any software for it (yet). The reason I have it is because, when studying electronis, I had to work on a Labbus, a computer equipped with a Motorola 6809. That encounter gave me the idea to see if I can equip one of my CBM computers with a 6809 in such a way that I have a SuperPET again. A lot of research is needed of course.

Then I ran into a box with some Motorola chips including the 68000 and the 68008. This gave me the idea to look for a simple 68008 SBC. But what I found was not really what I was looking for; all had their disadvantages. So the idea rose to design my own one. Big challenge: I haven't programmed even one bit in 6800x assembly yet. But why should that stop me? :)

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