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C64 Power Supply

It was about time to replace my ageing Commodore 64 black power bricks as they can become unreliable with age. Using modern component will reduce power usage and the power supply will run cool to the touch, my original power supply can get almost too hot to touch if it has been on for extended periods of time. I build 2 of these and was able to carefully remove the old components from the power supply and reuse the old case so the power supply looks original. Power supply #2 I was not so lucky as the epoxy was very well stuck to the case as was destroyed in the…
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C64 Sega Genesis Joystick Adapter

Until recently I have been using an Atari 2600 joystick on my C64, while this works the Atari joystick leaves you wanting more I was/am planning on build an arcade style joystick but in the mean time I figured I would try a Sega Genesis controller. After digging around a bit I found an article published in Commodore World Issue 05 (page 45) which had a simple schematic for addressing the slight differences in the Genesis vs Commodore wiring. (more…)
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Commodore 64 Wifi Modem

I have been tinkering with different ways to get my C64's online, I have been using Jim Drew's WiModem on my one C64 and it works great. I decided to try and make my own after following a discussion on Afterlife BBS about esp8266 modules being used as wifi modems, I decided to try and make on myself. (more…)
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Magento Flat Indexing Fix

Fix for Magento error Integrity constraint violation: 1452 Cannot add or update a child row: a foreign key constraint fails (db1.#sql-a211_565, CONSTRAINT FK_CAT_PRD_FLAT_1_ENTT_ID_CAT_PRD_ENTT_ENTT_ID FOREIGN KEY (entity_id) REFERENCES catalog_product_entity (entity_id) ON DELETE CASCADE ON)' (more…)
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