1980s

Space

Using a Commodore 64 to Talk to the International Space Station

Retro Recipes wires up a Commodore 64, a ham radio, and a modem to reach out to the stars. (or at least near Earth orbit).

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Design Interesting

Deconstructing the 8-bit Arcade Font

Last week, I explained to my son how 8-bit graphics worked. I can’t tell you how many sheets of graph paper I went through designing sprites back in the day. Although it was possible, I never made my own on Font on the Commodore 64. In his book Arcade Game Typography, type designer Toshi Omagari […]

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