Junk Breadbox C64 wanted

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Junk Breadbox C64 wanted

Postby lizardb0y on Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:03 am

I'm looking for a broken/junker breadbox C64 and PSU for inclusion in a piece of "collaborative sculpture" in Wellington on the 17th July.

I would like to have a case, keyboard and motherboard, but all useful parts/chips could be stripped from it first. Condition of the parts is not important. Originally I had thought I already had a parts C64 for this, but it turns out I only have one breadbox C64! I'm willing to pay a nominal sum for the parts, and can pick up from the Wellington area this weekend (10-11th July).

Alternatively, if you have any other 8 bit you'd like to see.. umm.. *cough* recycled into public art.. let me know :)
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Re: Junk Breadbox C64 wanted

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:14 pm

Sadly (for me) I wasn't able to locate a junk C64 in time for the event in question. I did however find a nice Macintosh Classic with a PSU fault. And I got in the News :)

TV One News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqPh97ssz3g#t=1m7s
TV3 News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNOuIkYHFno (I'm in the background photo during the intro, but not in the article itself)
My own footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyiyE-iL1uM
The Artist's Footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7aZWJgK8w4#t=4m18s (Look on the driver's seat)

Bring Back Woz!
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Re: Junk Breadbox C64 wanted

Postby YetiSeti on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:25 pm

The Mac looked much more fitting ! Better to use a lemon of an Apple computer, the breadbox Commodore just would have gone to crumbs smashing it against the car.

Must say that wasn't quite the prior mental image I had of a "collaborative sculpture". But that's why you're the artist and I am not :D
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Re: Junk Breadbox C64 wanted

Postby lizardb0y on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:35 pm

YetiSeti wrote:The Mac looked much more fitting ! Better to use a lemon of an Apple computer, the breadbox Commodore just would have gone to crumbs smashing it against the car.


I was somewhat reticent about using a breadbox, but I was always on the Sinclair side of that argument so I decided to try if I could get one in bad enough condition. Stick to your roots I reckon.

I was quite surprised how difficult it was to visibly damage the Mac. The axe was necessary :)

[quote="YetiSeti"Must say that wasn't quite the prior mental image I had of a "collaborative sculpture". But that's why you're the artist and I am not :D[/quote]

I'm no artist, James R Ford is the artist. I'm just the guy with the old computer.
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Re: Junk Breadbox C64 wanted

Postby tezza on Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:47 am

LOL!

As it art?? Err.,, Not sure, but how many of us have wanted to take a hammer to a car (or a computer) at some stage!

It looked a fun event in any case.
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Re: Junk Breadbox C64 wanted

Postby lizardb0y on Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:15 am

I wouldn't know art if it jumped up and bit me on the arse. I still think the ZX80 is art. It certainly was fun, and the Mac was a bit of a crowd pleaser. James had said to bring along your weapon of choice, but most people were just using the axe and sledgehammer provided.

It was a great opportunity have a wee bit of a rant about the modern Apple corporation too, but I wasn't expecting to be on Telly so I was a bit surprised and rambled on a bit. They cunningly chose a bit that almost made sense for the News :)
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