Below are the highlights with photos from our June 1, 2012 Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting:

  • Game time using Commodore Flyer’s
  • VIC-20 game time using the Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s games
  • Played classic video games on multiple Commodore 64’s and 64c’s
  • The “Wives Club” with board games, cards, socializing, etc.

Retro computer and gadget presentations:

  • How to Network a Commodore Flyer Homebrew Device
  • Demo: Commodore Amiga 1000 with 8 MB RAM
  • Hands on with the Nintendo NES retro gaming system

PDX Commodore Computer Club members and guests also enjoyed:

  • 1983-1984 Whiz Kids TV show on DVD transferred from VHS tapes
  • Show and Tell with club member hardware, software and more
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment
  • 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 Club meeting pictures below. Enjoy!

A typical member setup at a C64 Club meeting… a vintage Commodore 64 computer, 1702 color monitor and retro 1541 disk drive:

Commodore 64, 1541 disk drive, 1702 monitor - Commodore Computer Club

Playing a little Congo Bongo on the Commodore 64 computer:

Congo Bongo C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Amiga 1000 presentation by club member Dan. Remember only the Amiga makes it possible:

Amiga 1000 Demo Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Club members listening to Dan’s Amiga 1000 presentation:

Amiga 1000 Demo Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Sidewinder video game running on the Commodore Amiga 1000 computer:

Sidewinder Amiga 1000 Video Game - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore C64 Friends and Club member socializing at the meeting:

Commodore C64 Friends and Club members socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Enjoying a little retro gaming during the latest C64 club meeting:

Gametime Game Time - Commodore Computer Club

“Say cheese Rick” hehe. Here’s a picture of everyone enjoying all the great deals from the buy, sell, trade and free tables:

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

Ryan’s Nintendo NES retro gaming rig setup for all to enjoy. Check out the giant 8-bit pixel Mario chilling out on the monitor:

Nintendo NES retro gaming console setup - Commodore Computer Club

We watched the TV show Whiz Kids on DVD transferred from VHS tapes during the meeting. The show aired on CBS for one season (18 episodes) during the 1983-1984 television season:

Whiz Kids TV Show - Commodore Computer Club

They always say “pictures or it didn’t happen” so here are the pictures showing the Whiz Kids 3 disc DVD set we had on hand at the meeting:

Whiz Kids TV Show on DVD - Commodore Computer Club

Greg connecting up his Commodore Flyer to the C64 Club network at the meeting for everyone to get their retro gaming and communications on:

Flyer being connected to the C64 Club network - Commodore Computer Club

More socializing by C64 Friends, guests and Commodore Computer Club members:

C64 Friends Socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Here we can see John Hancock, Jimmy, Ivan, Rick Weis, Dan and Michael who are all card carrying members of the PDX Commodore Computer Club and Users Group:

John Hancock, Jimmy, Ivan, Rick Weis, Dan and Michael - Commodore Computer Club

Ivan enjoying some game time playing Sidewinder on the Commodore Amiga 1000 computer:

Amiga 1000 Sidewinder Game - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club group discussion about various Commodore Computer Club member concepts and upcoming homebrew projects:

Homebrew projects and concepts group discussion - Commodore Computer Club

Nick having some fun on the Commodore 64 (64c) computer. There are always plenty of retro computers and video game consoles for people to enjoy while at our meetings:

Nick having some fun on the C64c - Commodore Computer Club

During show and tell time, Ryan showcased his super rare Nintendo NES red rental travel carrying case. I guess we could call this a red box?

Nintendo NES red rental case - Commodore Computer Club

The retro video game Popeye is always a hit with club members. It’s a really good port from the arcade classic:

Popeye game cartridge C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Dan and Michael comparing notes about their different Amiga 1000 computer setups at home:

Dan and Michael with Amiga 1000 - Commodore Computer Club

Here we can see Brandon working on some updated Flyer documentation at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

Brandon working on Flyer documentation - Commodore Computer Club

Chris and John digging through a huge box of video game cartridges at the PDX Commodore Computer Club buy, sell, trade and free tables:

Chris and John looking at box of games - 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 July 6, 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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