Commodore 64 + Raspberry Pi = Commodore Pi!

April 17, 2014 | 21:21
Commodore 64 + Raspberry Pi = Commodore Pi!
Commodore 64 + Raspberry Pi = Commodore Pi!
Someone on the Internetz is turning their Raspberry Pi into a Commodore 64 and sharing the code.

The Commodore Pi project was started by Scot Hutter in September 2013. The goal of the project is to develop a native Commodore 64 emulator and operating system for the Raspberry Pi. The project website provides links to the GitHub repository and the latest bootable SD card code to transport your Pi back to the eighties.

The C64 was released in 1982 and became the most popular computer ever, at least in number of systems sold: 17 million. The 8-bit computer had a 1MHZ CPU and 64k RAM memory. It displayed a resolution of 320 x 200 pixels and sported 16 colors. The distinctive C64 sound comes from the SID chip (Sound Interface Device). At the time the sound quality surpassed all its competitors and there is still a fan base keeping SID music alive. 'The chip combines analog and digital circuitry and even today it is not possible to emulate its sound to 100%', according to the c64-wiki.

The C64 was an amazing computer for its time, writes Hutter, today's amazing machine is the Raspberry Pi. Time for some retro-techno-endosymbiosis.

Via: Hackaday
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