Here are some of the highlights from our March 4, 2011 Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting:

  • CDTV Commodore Dynamic Total Vision Presentation by the Immortal John Hancock
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment
  • 1541 disk drive maintenance (clean, lube and align)
  • Replaced a bad 906114-01 PLA chip in a Commodore SX-64
  • Discussed the 2nd Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Expo
  • Watched various retro Commodore computer TV commercials
  • Commodore PET 4032 (Known as the Fat 40) demonstration
  • Played video games via the Amiga, VIC-20, C64 and SX-64 computers
  • UPCHUG members from Tacoma, WA once again in attendance
  • A lot of great Commodore buy, sell, trade and free deals took place
  • Enjoyed tasty food and drinks provided by Pied Piper Pizza

In the coming days after a little editing, I’ll post the video of the CDTV Commodore Dynamic Total Vision Presentation we had at the meeting.

For now why not check some of the photos taken at our recent PDX Commodore Users Group meeting in Vancouver, WA:

The Immortal John Hancock getting ready for his CDTV Commodore Dynamic Total Vision Presentation:

The Immortal John Hancock with CDTV - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s an up close picture of the Infrared Commodore CDTV Remote Control Unit:

CDTV Remote Controller - Commodore Computer Club

Dinosaurs For Hire, a video game for the CDTV Commodore Dynamic Total Vision:

Dinosaurs For Hire CDTV - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members and guests listening to John’s CDTV Commodore Dynamic Total Vision presentation:

CDTV Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Another picture showing the great attendance for the CDTV demonstration and presentation:

CDTV Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Chuck Van Pelt (Recycled Gamer) playing Pac-Man on the Commodore VIC-20:

Chuck playing Pac-Man on the VIC-20 - Commodore Computer Club

Steve (Agent Friday) playing Frogger II: Threedeep on the Commodore SX-64. Apparently he scored the game complete in box off eBay for a really good price:

Steve Agent Friday playing Frogger II: Threedeep on the SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

Gregory playing the arcade classic video game Gyruss on his Commodore 64C computer:

Gregory playing Gyruss on his C64C - Commodore Computer Club

The Immortal John Hancock, Ivan and Dan working on some buy, sell, trade and free deals for various Commodore items:

John Hancock, Ivan, Dan buy, sell, trade - Commodore Computer Club

Chuck winning at the video game Frogger being played on the Commodore VIC-20:

Chuck winning at Frogger VIC-20 - Commodore Computer Club

Gregory playing Grid Runner on a Commodore Executive SX-64 computer:

Gregory playing Grid Runner SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

Chuck setting up his LCD projector for the Commodore TV commercial presentation:

Chuck setting up LCD projector - Commodore Computer Club

Are you keeping up with the Commodore? Because the Commodore is keeping up with you:

Keeping Up With Commodore TV Commercial - Commodore Computer Club

Club members and guests watching the Commodore Computer TV Commercials from the 1980’s. We all had some good laughs watching these vintage commercials:

Commodore Computer TV Commercials - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy and his son Ian playing the game Artillery Duel on the Commodore 64 C64 computer:

Tom and his son Ian playing Artillery Duel on the C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Dan checking out our Commodore computer buy, sell, trade and free table:

Dan checking out buy, sell, trade table - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s a picture showing some of the retro computer items on the buy, sell, trade and free tables at the meeting:

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

Steve (Agent Friday) and Gordon messing around with the random number test program on the Commodore PET 4032 computer:

Steve Agent Friday and Gordon on the PET 4032 - Commodore Computer Club

Up close and personal with the PET random number test program:

PET random number test program - Commodore Computer Club

Jeremy, Brandon and Gregory relaxing have some food and Commodore related discussions at the meeting:

Jeremy, Brandon, Gregory - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club member Jeremy playing Space Taxi which is sort of a Lunar Lander meets Crazy Taxi game for the Commodore 64:

Jeremy playing Space Taxi - Commodore Computer Club

The Immortal John Hancock loves his Commodore Amiga 1000 computer as seen by him giving it a big hug:

The Immortal John Hancock loves his Amiga 1000 - Commodore Computer Club

Seth playing Punch Out on Ivan’s Amiga 1000 computer:

Seth playing Punch Out on the Amiga 1000 - Commodore Computer Club

Ryan, Gordon and Les discussing machine language programming (book by Jim Butterfield) on the Commodore PET 4032 computer:

Ryan, Gordon and Les discussing programming on the PET 4032 - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy working on his Commodore 1541 disk drive. After a little cleaning, lubing and alignment, it works perfectly again:

Tommy working on his 1541 disk drive - Commodore Computer Club

Testing Tommy’s 1541 disk drive by doing some loading and saving of various programs before we button it back up completely:

Commodore 1541 Disk Drive Test - Commodore Computer Club

Les and his Commodore SX-64 computer. It had a bad PLA but we replaced it and got him up and running again:

Les and his SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members getting some good scores from the games free bin provided by Chuck Van Pelt aka the Recycled Gamer:

Members getting some games from the free bin - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank you” to everyone who came out to the Commodore Users Group meeting in Vancouver, WA. Your continued support of the Commodore Computer Club is much appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting will be Friday April 1, 2011, so mark it down on your calendar. As always we hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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