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'Ello from Los Angeles (X16 Visual Designer)


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Hi everyone, while The 8-Bit guys needs no introduction, we thought the rest of the team should properly introduce themselves! I'll start the ball rolling... I'm a husband & father of 3 (furbabies), & actor-writer with a love of retrogaming. You might have seen or heard me at Perifractic’s Retro Recipes on YouTube, and I've been making retro music since before it was retro!

For the fantastic Commander X16 project I'm proud to be spearheading the launch of the design and branding, among other things. Here's what falls under that department, with the help of some other very talented folks:

  • This website's creation and hosting
  • Case design & manufacture
  • Keyboard design & manufacture
  • X16 Butterfly Logo design & implementation
  • Licensing Commodore BASIC & Kernel
  • "Just the BASICs" user guide
  • Packaging design & manufacture
  • BASIC screen visual design/logo...

I'm super excited as David's vision of his dream computer comes closer to fruition and am proud to be a small part of launching things to help that dream come true. I look forward to chatting with you all here!

Your friend in retro, Perifractic

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Hello there! 

It is a very exciting project, and everything I 've seen so far looks really great!
Congrats for the logo design, it feels somehow futuristic and retro at the same time!
The machine front design is unique, and the keyboard fits to that style.

The specs looks impressive. May even surpass the ZX Spectrum Next :-D  (fight!!!) 

Keep up the good work :-)

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I can help You with 2D/3D CAD if You will do Commodore 128 like (I think best design of case) or cute small case/enclosure as Amiga 600. I mean "all in keyboard". I will use FreeCAD3D (https://www.freecadweb.org/) and Blender3D for renderings.
Thank you for the offer. For the reasons outlined in the FAQ we will not be manufacturing a custom case and keyboard.
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Cheers Perifractic! Great work too. 

I popped over here via your (and others) YouTube channel to see what all the fuss was about, and I'm glad I did. It's been wonderful to muck about with BASIC again! Also looking forward to getting stuck in to 6502 Assembler at some point. Check out my Mandelbrot demo if you get a chance. This was fun to do! 

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Cheers Perifractic! Great work too. 
I popped over here via your (and others) YouTube channel to see what all the fuss was about, and I'm glad I did. It's been wonderful to muck about with BASIC again! Also looking forward to getting stuck in to 6502 Assembler at some point. Check out my Mandelbrot demo if you get a chance. This was fun to do! 
Thanks Gavin! Great work on the demo too! [emoji106][emoji973]️
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Thanks for the great work @Perifractic.  Can't wait to get one of these computers to play with.

BTW, been watching your channel for a long time.  So, the kids caught me watching one and looking over my shoulder and they got hooked.  Now they are always asking me if they cool electronics guy with the dog has a new video.

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I have also found that my kids enjoy Retro Recipes too much as well. I'll put on kid-friendly retro videos when I want my kids to wander away from the TV, but that channel doesn't work. They especially liked when Ladyfractic dressed up as the Queen from that battle chess game.

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I have also found that my kids enjoy Retro Recipes too much as well. I'll put on kid-friendly retro videos when I want my kids to wander away from the TV, but that channel doesn't work. They especially liked when Ladyfractic dressed up as the Queen from that battle chess game.
Haha that's wonderful!
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