#FujiNet for the Commodore 64 premieres at VCF East 2022!
Jeff Piepmeier will be exhibiting several versions of #FujiNet. His exhibit features hardware and software in active development targeting Apple II (using SmartPort/Protocol Converter) and a first time reveal of work on the Commodore 64 (using IEC).
FujiNet began as a network adapter for Atari 8-bit personal computers and has grown into a multiuse all-purpose peripheral targeting multiple vintage computers. The current hardware is based on the ESP32-WROVER module with a microSD card for holding disk images, configuration files, and pdf printer output. Firmware provides wireless access to disk images stored in the cloud using the TNFS protocol. Other “protocol adapters” provide a streamlined interface to telnet, http, ftp, etc. Units for Atari 8-bit (using SIO) and Coleco Adam (using AdamNet) computers have been released with open source hardware and software.
The VCF Museum already has working versions of the #FujiNet for the Coleco Adam and the Atari 1200XL. Come check them out!
That’s Bil Herd co-inventor of the Commodore 128 microcomputer.
How about this one?
That’s Dave Haynie co-inventor of several Commodore Amiga microcomputers.
How about this one?
That’s Andy Finkel. Software engineer on several Commodore Amiga microcomputers.
All of these people list above worked for a company called Commodore which made some of the best selling, innovative microcomputers of all time!
Would you like to meet these people?
Well you are in luck! We are excited to announce the biggest Commodore employee reunion in years!
Where can you find them? At VCF East 2022!
Everyone loved our Virtual VCF 2020 gabfest between Bil Herd and Dave Haynie. Well this year’s gabfest will be many times bigger!
On Friday, April 22 will be the technical talks:
12:30 to 2PM: Bil Herd and Albert Charpentier will be discussing the technical aspects of the Commodore VIC and VIC-II chip.
2:30PM to 4PM:Dave Haynie and Andy Finkel will be discussing the technical aspects of the Amiga microchips.
On Saturday, April 23 will be the COMMODORE EMPLOYEE FIRESIDE CHAT from 12:30PM to 2:30PM!!!
Bil Herd – Co-creator of the Commodore 128, Plus/4
Dave Haynie – Co-creator of the Amiga 4000
Andy Finkel – member of the VIC Commandos, was C64 developer software manager, head of the games group, software manager, Amiga software manager, then director of Amiga software, then CDTV consultant.
Neil Harris – One of the Vic-20 Commandos that successfully brought bring the Vic-20 to market
Bob Russell – Instrumental in the development of the C64 and Vic-20
Pet Computer: 2nd Generation (4000 & 8000 series)
Original CBM dual floppy disk drive
VIC-20: Convinced Management to make this a ‘real computer’
P and B Series: Oversaw the Kernel development.
C-64 and MAX
1541 Disk Drive: Software to work with the C-64 timing.
Z8000 Business Machines
Benny Pruden – Numerous Commodore hardware and software projects including:
To all those wishing to do an exhibit for VCF East 2022, the exhibitor deadline is fast approaching. The deadline is April 1, so if you want to do an exhibit, then please register for it quickly! We still have room for exhibitors, but it’s going to start filling up quickly.
VCF has collected several items over the last few years of events that have not sold over multiple events which will be offered for free in a “free pile” at this weekend’s Swap Meet and this is the last opportunity to rescue these items as anything left will be recycled.
Sellers who have paid for a spot will have first opportunity access to this “free pile” before the start of the event and in all cases items are available on a strict first come first serve basis.
Additionally, both sellers and buyers are welcome to put items in this “free pile” with the understanding of certain rules.
RULES FOR THE VCF FREE PILE: 1. Please ask a VCF staff member for permission at the event to put any items in the free pile. 2. Please understand the policy for the free pile is that anything you leave which remains at the end of the event must be taken home by you (or someone you designate). VCF cannot be held responsible for storing or recycling it.
Vintage Computer Federation will be doing another swap meet on February 26, 2022. This will be an indoor swap meet taking place in 3 rooms in two different buildings on InfoAge Science and History Museum’s campus in Wall, NJ. This time we are looking to sell food and drink items in our cafeteria in 9010-C. We are expecting a large turnout of 100 vendors and hundreds of people throughout the day.
We are *not* doing a swap meet at our event. There just aren’t enough volunteers and the show would be spread out too much. We are however doing consignment for anyone wishing to buy or sell items.
I’ve had some people who were having trouble finding the information about consignment on the website. So I added links to the website, but for convenience here is the main website for VCF East consignment. It’s helpful for us if everyone to filled out the Consignment Sale Sheet before they arrive.