Owner: K. Slettemoen & T. Carlson
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Our original home computer. 64K RAM. (38K available
for BASIC programs, another 4K free for ML programs.
Although, ML programmers could swap out various ROM
banks, making nearly all the RAM available.) Great sound
and graphics for its time. The 1541 disk drive was
extremely slow, due to its serial interface. The nicest
thing you could say about it was that it was faster than
typing. I went through 5 years of college with this as my
main computer and made over $2500 writing small BASIC
programs for COMPUTE! magazine with this computer.
While the built-in sound capabilities of the C64 were
impressive, mine is tricked out with a full size, five
octave, 12 note polyphonic piano keyboard. It comes with
a cartridge containing a Yahama FM synthesis chip. The
sound is great! (We run it through an old guitar amp.)
Here are some more shots, courtesy of Scott Peterson:
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