Below are the highlights from our April 6, 2012 Commodore Computer Club meeting:

  • Celebrated our 2-year anniversary of the C64 Club being formed
  • Game time with Commodore Flyer’s
  • VIC 20 game time using the Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s games
  • Played games on multiple Commodore 64’s and 64c’s
  • The “Wives Club” (board games, cards, wine, etc.)
  • Show and Tell with club member hardware, software and more
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment

Retro computer and gadget presentations:

  • From printed book to Kindle
  • Bigtrak Jr. programmable robot vehicle
  • How-to make Commodore video cables
  • Hands on with Sharp Twin Famicom AN-505

PDX Commodore Computer Club members and guests also enjoyed:

  • Nintendo Super Famicom console (Japanese SNES)
  • Retro Vectrex console gaming fun
  • A lot of buy, sell, trade and free deals took place
  • All you can eat Pied Piper Pizza dinner buffet

Check out some of our Commodore C64 Club meeting pictures below. Enjoy!

As always a really nice turn out at the Commodore Computer Club. Here we can see C64 Club members, guests, friends socializing:

C64 Club member Scott with his recently acquired vintage retro Atari calculator:

Scott with Atari Calculator - Commodore Computer Club

Captain Morgan scoping out the goodies on the Commodore Computer Club buy, sell, trade and free tables:

Buy, sell, trade, free tables - Commodore Computer Club

Multiple Vectrex consoles (thanks Recycled Gamer), Nintendo Super Famicom, Commodore 64 and VIC-20 on hand for people to have some retro fun:

Vectrex consoles, Nintendo Super Famicom, C64 and VIC-20 - Commodore Computer Club

Another angle showing all the awesome retro computer and gaming console goodness at our recent C64 Club meeting:

Vectrex consoles, Nintendo Super Famicom, C64 and VIC-20 - Commodore Computer Club

Check it out, the BigTrak Jr. that Kevin Savetz did a Presentation on:

Kevin Savetz BigTrak Jr. Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Here we can see Kevin Savetz (of AtariArchives.org fame) programming the BigTrak Junior to attack his classic retro Vans slip on shoes:

Kevin Savetz BigTrak Jr. Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

One of our newest Commodore Computer Club members blew the dust off his complete in box C64, 1702 color monitor and 1541 disk drive playing a golf game:

Bill with his C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Greg N. checking out the complete in box C64 that was on the buy, sell, trade and free tables:

Greg N. checking out CIB C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Scott and Kevin socializing about how much they enjoy Commodore computers, but how both of them really like Atari computers and consoles too:

Scott and Kevin Savetz - Commodore Computer Club

From time to time Greg N. likes to bring his classic Atari 2600 to the meetings. His is actually a Sears Tele-Games version of the 2600:

Greg N. with his Atari 2600 - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s an Amiga 500 that got some play at the meeting along with a classic Nintendo NES and other retro consoles for Commodore friends to enjoy:

Amiga 500, C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Evan playing Metal Slug on the Super Nintendo that Chris T. converted into a NeoGeo game console. Even the controller was modded to have lighted buttons:

Evan with NeoGeo game console - Commodore Computer Club

Chris T. enjoying the Commodore VIC-20 and the club favorite VIC 20 MegaCart loaded with 100’s of games to play:

Chris T. with VIC-20 MegaCart - Commodore Computer Club

Chuck aka Recycled Gamer showing off his awesome homebrew modded controllers for the Vectrex game console:

Recycled Gamer RecycledGamer with Vectrex controller - Commodore Computer Club

Everyone at the meeting enjoying all the awesome stuff available on the C64 club’s buy, sell, trade and free tables:

Buy, Sell, Trade and Free Tables - Commodore Computer Club

Kevin Savetz showcased how he converted a paperback book to a pixel perfect Kindle version. The best part? It’s now available for download:

Kevin Savetz Paper Book to Kindle Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Yep, the wives club was in full effect. Card games and bread sticks, a fun combination for sure:

Wives Club card games - Commodore Computer Club

Ian with the Commodore Flyer and one of his favorite games Space Taxi:

Ian with Flyer and Space Taxi game - Commodore Computer Club

Up close and personal with the Super Nintendo that Chris T. converted into a NeoGeo game console next to a stack of NEO GEO cartridges:

Nintendo SNES NeoGeo Metal Slug conversion - Commodore Computer Club

Ryan showcased his Sharp Twin Famicom AN-505 to the Commodore Computer Club. This is an awesome floppy disk based Nintendo game console:

Sharp Twin Famicom AN-505 - Commodore Computer Club

Club member Michael D. learning about custom made Commodore 64 and VIC-20 video cables from one of our founder members Dan:

Michael learning about video cables from Dan - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy and Ian with enjoying a little gametime on Ryan’s Sharp Twin Famicom AN-505 console:

Tommy and Ian with Sharp Twin Famicom AN-505 - Commodore Computer Club

Always willing to be in pictures because he’s a good sport, club member Tommy did “good” while playing games as seen on the monitor:

Tommy with Sharp Twin Famicom AN-505 Good! - Commodore Computer Club

Dan doing a little solder repair on one of Conrad’s vintage computers at the tinker time table:

Dan doing a solder repair - Commodore Computer Club

The Nintendo Super Famicom console was a huge hit! Here you can see Seth playing Super Donkey Kong on the Super Famicom (SFC):

Seth playing Super Donkey Kong on the Super Famicom SFC - Commodore Computer Club

PDX Commodore Computer Club and Users Group members have fun while playing games during gaming time:

Commodore 64 Space Taxi game C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy giving Super Donkey Kong 3 a try. Not too many people actually enjoy this third installment of the Donkey Kong Country series:

Super Donkey Kong 3, Super Famicom console - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank you” to everyone from the Pacific Northwest and beyond who continues to support and attend our Commodore Computer Club meetings. It’s greatly appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting will be Friday May 4, 2012, so be sure to mark it down on your calendar. We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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