The world's first 1541 disk drive graphics demo
July 4, 2021 2:15 AM Subscribe
Matthias Kramm, a demo coder, shows us his setup: a Commodore 64, a monitor, and a 1541 disk drive, all connected together. He show us he's loaded a small program into the drive's memory. Then, he disconnects the computer from the monitor and the drive, severs and strips the drive's cable still plugged into the drive, connects them directly to the monitor with a resistor spliced in, opens and closes the drive's door, and the show begins. The fact that the demo has music without speakers isn't close to the most impressive part of it. There's an overview on his site, which has links to more details.