Cyberdeck - CBM X64+

An all in one computer, dedicated to the Commodore line of computers.

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I created an all-in-one portable computer that can run off battery or power jack with built in controllers. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi 3A+ using the excellent BMC64 emulator. The controllers are wired to the GPIO. It is easy to work on and adapt. I am building the power specs and space inside to have the possibility to be upgraded to a DE-10 Nano, to be used primarily for C64 and Amiga and select arcade games, though after completion and using it for a couple months, I think I will keep it as is. 12+ hours of operation. You can turn it on and it's ready in 3 seconds and it can be powered off with no shutdown cycle. The latency is very low. I'm able to play my old favorites with the same skill as when I was younger.

  • 1 × Anker PowerCore 26800mha Battery
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi 3A+
  • 1 × 68 Key Wired Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron brown switches SK-68
  • 1 × 8" 4:3 Aspect LCD
  • 2 × Sanwa Style Arcade Sticks

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oliviadevid143 wrote 04/02/2023 at 17:58 point


Wow, your all-in-one portable computer sounds really impressive! I love how you've used a Raspberry Pi and BMC64 emulator to power it, and the fact that it has built-in controllers is a great touch. It's also great to hear that you've built in the possibility for future upgrades, but it sounds like it's already performing really well as is.

The fact that it has 12+ hours of operation and turns on and is ready to go in just 3 seconds is really impressive. And the low latency is definitely a plus, especially when it comes to gaming.

It's really cool that you're able to play your old favorites with the same skill as when you were younger, thanks to your creation. I think this is a testament to the power of nostalgia and the joy of revisiting old games and consoles.

I would love to see some pictures or video of your portable computer in action, if you're willing to share. It sounds like you've put a lot of thought and effort into it, and I'm sure others would be interested in seeing it too.

Best Regards

Olivia Devid

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crookedmouth1971 wrote 04/02/2023 at 23:03 point

Hey! Thanks a lot! I think many people don't understand why I would "limit" it to c64/128 but you phrased it very well as a testament to the power of nostalgia! Plus I have a working C64 but really want to protect it and at the same time have a modern solution that I can easily fix myself.

I just happened to make a demonstration video! The link is to the right below the link to BMC64. Just click the text that says "CBM X64+ video". I used this machine as an instrument to make the music for it. All the synths are C64 except for one sound.

Thanks again!

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