The portable 128 project. Stalled for lack of parts. On the table, you can see two Kaypro Cases.
On the left you'll see the Kaypro keyboard modified to take a 128 keyboard; and a 1581 drive. On top of the left Kaypro case is a 40 column screen borrowed from a 64SX. It would go where the 5 1/4 drives were in the Kaypro.
I never found a 9 inch color C= compatible 80 column monitor.
The top half of the case is from a C= 128DCR. The bottom half, which includes the face, is custom made from aluminum.
Inside is a flat 128 motherboard, a CMD FD4000, a CMD HD 320 meg, and a RamLink.
The controls for the RamLink were moved to the front. The cartridge ports for the Ramlink are in the top behind the monitor.
Keyboard made from a flat C=128. Includes a JDOS switch
Here is a C= 128DCR with the 1571 removed and a 1581 installed in its place. The onboard 1571 controller was disabled.
Also, the Expansion Port was moved to the front. Shown in the Port is a 512 REU expanded to 2 megs.
A view of the insides.
Notice the date on the photo; 3-12-87. Almost 20 years ago.
Well, that CMD FD4000 and CMD HD sure get around. :)
A Demo at the local user's group.
MICE: Miami Individuals with Commodore Equipment.
One of my sayings: You're not having fun till the cover is off. It ran fine for months, till the night of the demo. Good thing I brought tools; and the demo was back on in no time.
Both 80 and 40 column monitors for the Dual 128.
The test bench with a flat 128 undergoing diagnostics.
The cover of Commodore World #10.
The Commodore Customizer.
How to disable the internal 1571 on a 128D. The fine people at CMD enhanced my work and supplied the picture.