My lab when I am not there

This is my lab in the attic of my house. When I am not there it is dark, but not completely dark. I am now working on a Macintosh Classic

The ZX 81 is 40 years today

Happy 40th birthday to the Sinclair ZX81! The ZX81 was launched on 5 March 1981 in two versions (though with identical components) – a pre-assembled machine or a cheaper kit version, which the user could assemble himself. Both versions were manufactured in Dundee, Scotland by Timex Corporation at the company’s […]

Commodore SX-64 Capacitors list

I made a list of all the electrolyte (and x2) capacitors in the Commodore SX-64 executive/portable C64 computer. This is for the PAL/230V edition. Complete with part-numbers for DigiKey. Includes CPU, PSU, Floppy and CRT-boards. This is for CPU Board P.NO 251102 REV A Download in Excel-format Download […]

Commodore VIC20 part 1/2 – Restoration, repair and building the Hyper expander

Part 1/2. This video is about the Commodore VIC 20 8-bit machine from the early 80’s. Watch the restoration, keyboard repair, retrobrighting and recapping of the machine. In addition I build the VIC 20 Hyper Expander cartridge designed by Sven Petersen, then play some Donkey Kong. Sven Petersen […]

Welcome to Arctic retro!

Welcome to my new web site and blog. I have changed name from Ovesen.net to Arctic retro and this is the new site. I am working on the content for my new site. So please be patient. In the meantime, ovesen.net is still up and running as before. […]