Commodore 64 Hacks and Mods

When I was 13 my parents bought a Commodore 64 for me and my brother. It was my first computer and I spent a lot of time copying disks, playing games, watching demos, going my first steps in programming (BASIC).

I still have this old machine (in fact meanwhile I have two of them), and it still works. Even most of the 20 years old floppy disks are working. But I don't use it often. So I was watching wether I find a cool thing to do with it. I collected the instructables involving the Commodore 64. If you find more, send me a message and I will add it. Or if you still have a Commodore 64 and make something cool, share it!

Attribution: Image by Bill Bertram under Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike.
Commodore 64 Laptop style
This is a fully functional Commodore 64 laptop using actual hardware, specifically the C64C motherboard which was one of the last and smallest revisions. It uses a Gamecube power supply in place of th...
Copying and Distributing Old Commodore 64/128 Datacasettes style
Using only a computer and a tape recorder you can copy the old datacasettes on to your computer. Then you can either distribute the information on the datacasette or copy it on to a new tape.
Homebrew C64 "Paddle" box style
Howdy folks, I just got a cynthcart which turns your commodore 64 computer into an awesome synthesizer! To control the synth's filter in real time you need a game paddle ... which I didn't have, but...
Project C=BOARD style
The goal of this project is to modify a Commodore 64 computer so that in addition to being a computer it is also a rockin musical instrument.I'd like to thank the following folks who made this possibl...
Change a Commodore 1541 into a RAID server style
Need a quiet, energy-conserving storage and print server? Here, I describe how to stuff one, the Thecus N2100, into a vintage external floppy casing, the Commodore 1541.In our flat, we have several la...
Home-made Arcade Machine style
This is my old arcade machine that I made from scratch, by my self. I made the design, I nailed it together, I put the TV in, and I put the plug n' play games in it. There is a five-way switch that al...
C64 USB Joystick Adapter style
There are some nice emulators for vintage video games and computers out there, for example WinVice for commodore hardware like the C64, but how do you connect old joysticks to your PC, like the Compet...