Commodore Device Illustrations
posted by Hitek on August 3, 2014

More Illustrations:

These are just some graphics I did for the hell of it. I think I have covered most popular Commodore 8-bit equipment from the Vic20 onward. The set includes many states for each device (On, Off, Disk Activity, etc). Here are some small samples:
VIC-20 Set
VIC-20 Set

C-64 Set
C-64 Set

C-128 Set
C-128 Set

Plus/4 Set
Plus/4 Set

Here's a comprehensive list of the devices:

Computers:
VIC20 Silver Label, VIC20, C64 Silver Label, C64, C64 Mustard Keys, C64C, C128, C16, Plus/4
All computers have on and off states.

Disk Drives:
VIC1541, C1541 (push door and lever door), C1541C, 1541-II, 1571, 1581
(All drives have 4 states, On, Off, Disk, Activity)

Tape Drives:
1530, 1531
(All drives have 4 states, On, Off, Play, Save)

Monitor:
The monitor is a 1701 with various screens on it:
Off, VIC20, C64, C128, Plus4/C16
(All screens have 3 states, On, Disk, Load)

Accessories:
1350 Mouse (4 states, no buttons, left button, right button, both buttons), 1311 Joystick, 1764 REU, 1750 REU

All the images in this set are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlime 3.0 Unported License. Attribution: Keith Greene, kgreene.com
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CommVEx v10
posted by Hitek on July 31, 2014

Long time no update, just a quick post about CommVEx:

This was my first time at CommVEx. Lots of cool stuff to see, and I even won 2 raffles! I got a 1581 drive and a batch of Amiga Software (Lemmings, Killer Cloud, Cyber Empire and Quarterback); Here are a few pics that I took:

Walking in the door
Walking in the door

Registration, Freebies, Robotic arm and Tim :)
Registration, Freebies, Robotic arm and Tim :)

Various machines: Plus 4, Amiga 4000, SX-64, PC
Various machines: Plus 4, Amiga 4000, SX-64, PC

The Raffle Table
The raffle table AFTER I won the 1581 and before I won the Amiga Software

DarkDave's Micro ATX C64 motherboard!
DarkDave's Micro ATX C64 motherboard! You can see more of this at his blog: Clone-A-Dore

SX-64, C128, C128, C64C
SX-64, C128, C128, C64C

More Stuff
More Stuff

Portland Commodore Users Group
Portland Commodore Users Group

Jim Drew showed off a couple of really cool devices, Super Card Pro, which is a TINY 1541 micro SD reader, and FPGA Arcade, both of which were really cool. You can check them out at his site cbmstuff.com

Thanks to Robert Bernardo for organizing CommVEx v10 and everyone else involved! Really looking forward to next year!

3D Printed model parts
posted by Hitek on April 24, 2013

I have been working off and on for the last few years on an AMT/ERTL Millennium Falcon model, and I'm kind of a stickler for accuracy. Because of this, I have purchased a few detail kits from starshipmodeler.com, namely, the side walls kit, the grille kit and the MadMan Fast Tramp lighting kit. The one thing I can never seem to find is the Cockpit detail kit, and that bugs me, because the one from the kit is straight-up crap:

The Millennium Falcon Cockpit Backwall is crap

I started scratchbuilding, and did a pretty decent job on the console and seats, but I could never get the back wall and the hatch part looking right. I had recently designed a prototype microcomputer case for work and had it 3D printed at shapeways.com and thought "I wonder how this would work for tiny model parts?" I did some research, and after a night of 3D modeling, I had my backwall parts designed, and priced it out on shapeways for their ultra detail frosted material. It was pretty cheap, compared to most detail kits, so I ordered one, and it turned out much better than I had expected.

After a quick wash to remove any left over support wax and oil, it takes paint very well, and glues nicely with cyanoacrylate. Here are a few pics:

New Millennium Falcon Cockpit Backwall with proper hatch

The kit is a model all by itself!

New Millennium Falcon Cockpit Backwall detail closeup

Details

New Millennium Falcon Cockpit Backwall kit assembled

Assembled

You can check it out over at Shapeways.com

Small Console Project update
posted by Hitek on October 30, 2012

consoles.jpg I have updated the Console project with some more images, mostly cartridges, and updated the zip file as well.

Console Project

Venture Arcade gallery updated with Front End Screens
posted by Hitek on October 21, 2012

venture_title.jpg I updated the Venture Arcade gallery with some of the background images I use for my Mala Front-End.

Venture Arcade

RSS Feed
posted by Hitek on October 8, 2012

rss.jpg I have added an RSS feed which is accessible via the RSS Icon to the right.

RSS Feed

New game controller images
posted by Hitek on October 7, 2012

consoles.jpg New game controller images are up on the Console Project page.

Console Project

Console Project page is up
posted by Hitek on October 4, 2012

consoles.jpg I have started a new project to build 3D models of all the major game consoles. This page is here to view renders of the models.

Console Project

Venture Arcade gallery updated
posted by Hitek on July 29, 2012

venture_title.jpg I finally managed to finish the monster Venture Arcade showcase cabinet. Gallery has been updated with a few more images.

Venture Arcade

Updated AER9 build gallery
posted by Hitek on May 14, 2012

fallout.jpg I have updated the AER9 build gallery with more pics. I still need to put up more pics of the finished prop, but to be honest, I haven't taken that many yet.

AER9 Gallery