Monitor Wall Controlled by Commodore 64

We love modern technology here at Walyou, but we also love people doing cool things with retro tech. And nothing is cooler than the Commodore 64, the humble 8-bit machine that people still find cool uses for.

Metalab in Berlin, Germany uses theirs, the Blinkenwall, to control a giant video wall of monitors. It replaces an Arduino board  that controlled it previously. You can use a Web interface to create your own animations and have them displayed.

Here’s a video of it in action:

It’s pretty cool to see how it’s done, 6502 processor assembly and all. If you like this, you might want to read about a modern version of the C64 that we covered, as well as a tribute to Commodore’s late founder, Jack Tramiel.