Improving my ZoomFloppy Pi (version 2)

Marc Bilodeau/ Commodore 64

I love my ZoomFloppy. I use it and copy Commodore 64 floppies to and from Commodore 1541 (.d64) and Commodore 1581 (.d81) disk images. The ZoomFloppy works with a wide variety of Commodore equipment and interface types. However, I use only a fraction of its overall functionality. That said, after using the first version of my ZoomFloppy Pi, I found that I could make some tweaks to improve it. ZoomFloppy Pi

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The Commodore 64 Power Connector Problem

Marc Bilodeau/ Commodore 64

The power connector is the one thing about the Commodore 64 that has always bothered me. It seems like a fundamental design flaw by putting it near the power switch on the right side of the unit. However, when you look at the back of the Commodore 64 with all the ports and peripherals it is understandable why the port is where it is. I worry that I would accidentally break

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A ZoomFloppy, PixelBook Go, and Raspberry Pi

Marc Bilodeau/ Commodore 64

Recently, I resurrected my Commodore 64 from storage. Since then, I’ve been enjoying it by playing games and trying my old disks. Also, I have put together several side projects to take my setup to the next level by enhancing my 1980s dream system and adding some choice new technologies that have emerged since the demise of Commodore in 1994. One of those projects is to use a ZoomFloppy. More specifically,

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The Commodore 64: 25 Years Later

Marc Bilodeau/ Commodore 64

When I was 8 in 1984, my father brought home the original breadbin Commodore 64. Even from an early age, I started to teach myself BASIC by typing out programs from the RUN and Family Computing Magazines of the day. This is when my love of computers began which ultimately led to the co-founding of my company. Unfortunately, my original Commodore 64 died in the mid 80s. Thankfully, I got a

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