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Telnet and IRC for Flyer

Telnet and IRC clients have been posted on the Flyer product page for download. These are 100% custom written for the Flyer in C/asm and are currently available for the Commodore 64 (and Commodore 128 in C64 mode). Native ports for the Commodore 128 and 16K+ PETs are planned for…

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Flyer Released!

After an initial “soft launch” this past week, I’m happy to report the Flyer internet modem is now available for general sale! For anyone definitely planning to purchase one, please note that I’m producing the Flyer in small batches initially. The first draft of the manual is available on the…

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No News Is Good News

In this case at least. Apologies for the lack of updates, especially after telling quite a few folks that “I’ll post some new info shortly” for the past couple of months :/ Here’s the latest on the Flyer project: I feel confident in saying that the Flyer will be available…

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Are We There Yet?

The final board layout will be sent out for manufacture this weekend. I’m sticking with the right angle IEEE-488 connector for the time being since I have quite a few that need to be used. It’s only a minor inconvenience if using short or very heavy IEEE-488 cables. Firmware should…

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It Lives!

I’m happy to report the prototypes work beautifully! The first two prototypes were assembled a couple of days ago, but I decided to hold off posting photos until my backordered IEEE-488 connectors arrived (this morning – finally!). A few minor tweaks will be made before ordering production boards (with red…

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Flyer Prototype PCBs

Shiny new prototype PCBs arrived today from Silver Circuits, and I will assemble the first couple of Flyer prototypes over the next day or two. Results will be posted here, good or bad 🙂 Flyer (link coming when I have a proper page set up) is a peripheral for Commodore…

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Grand Opening!

Welcome to retroswitch.com! This site will feature information on various retro-computing projects (mostly Commodore-related) I’m working on in my spare time, including Flyer,  a combination internet modem and drive emulation peripheral compatible with the entire line of Commodore 8-bit computers including the PET. I’ll be posting more detailed information on that…

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