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OpenC64Cart kit


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OpenC64Cart kit

This is the PCB and components required to built a OpenC64Cart which is a Open Hardware Cartridge for the Commodore 64. It supports 8 KB ROM images.

You will need to assemble this (Soldering required) which is very straight forward and program the EEPROM with your .bin files.

Comes with:
1 x OpenC64Cart PCB
1 x Winbond W27C512 EEPROM
1 x 28 pin Socket
1 x reset switch
1 x 100nF Capacitor
1 x jumpers

PCB colour will either be green or blue.

For more information see the OpenC64Cart website


OpenC64Cart is designed to accept a 64 KB (512 Kilobit) (E)EPROM with a 27512-style pinout: 27512

Such chips can hold up to 8 cartridge images, which can then be selected by jumpers. Other jumpers allow the selection ROM type and of EXROM or GAME mode, achieving compatibility with many different types of ROM, from “simple” games to Ultimax cartridges.

You will need to program the EPROM using a EPROM Programmer.

The recommended part is Winbond W27C512 which is electrically erasable.
Usage is straightforward: just insert the EEPROM in the socket making sure that the notch and all pins are aligned, set the jumpers as desired and plug the cartridge in your C64.