Re: THE 64 - Computer and Handheld Console

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:52:53 +0300
Message-ID: <20160424065253.GA2611@x220>
On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 09:30:40PM -0400, Derrik Walker v2.0 wrote:
>On 04/23/2016 04:57 PM, Jim Brain wrote:
>>Given the recent Coleco fiasco, I know many are not optimistic about 
>>this project.  When I saw the project, specs had not been noted. IF 
>>it is indeed an ARM-based unit, I think many will question the 
>>utility of a design that can probably be replicated with a RPI3, a 
>>KeyRah, and a gutted C64 case.
>Coleco fiasco?  I missed that one. But I will say, I do have the 
>Coleco flashback in my flashback collection.  It's pretty cool.

I missed the too. It 
would have been interesting if it had been true, emulating a wide range 
of hardware. But I wonder if it had had any real advantage over 
pre-existing open hardware, such as or its 
predecessor Pandora.

There seem to be many fraudsters who are after crowdfunding. The Coleco 
Chameleon seems to follow the same pattern as the Anonabox router 
which was relabeled existing hardware. Surprisingly, after all the 
publicity, it had a ‘successfully’ relaunch on Indiegogo:

I am worried that scammers like this are hurting the crowdfunding of 
hardware projects.


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