Revamping a Commodore 64 with #Lego and #RaspberryPi #piday @Raspberry_Pi
Love how accessible this project is for folks starting out AND the fact this build can be completed without physically altering the Commodore! From RaspberryPioneer on Instructables:
Once you have everything, you should be able to easily complete this build over a weekend.
Ideally get a defunct machine but with a working keyboard. It would be a shame to dissemble a working machine or one that might need slight attention to repair! If you can’t get a Commodore 64, then a Vic 20 or C16 should work instead with minor build changes mentioned in this guide
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