Hardware Hacker Makes Commodore 64 Laptop

Maximum PC Staff

Everyone’s favorite hardware hacker, Ben Heck , has done it again. While making today’s game consoles into laptops was pretty impressive, he’s decided to kick it old school by making a Commodore 64 laptop .

“This is a fully functional Commodore 64 laptop using actual hardware, specifically the C64C motherboard which was one of the last and smallest revisions. It uses a Gamecube power supply in place of the original power brick,” writes Heck on the project’s page. “For storage there’s a device called the 1541-III DTV to ‘emulate’ a floppy drive using an SD card. The SD card is formatted FAT-32 so you can dump disk images on it using a PC, and read it with the C64 - pretty cool!”

So, if hardcore modding is what you’re in to be sure to look at more of Heck’s work ! It’s well worth checking out.

Image Credit: Ben Heck

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