Lyonsden Blog

A blog about Commodore 8-bit & 16-bit computers, retro tech and the odd gadget or two…

Retro Grooves vol 2

Retro Grooves volume 2

Retro Grooves vol 2 is something I’ve been looking forward to since I first heard Anders was working on it as I loved the first album. As usual it comes on a really awesome professionally presented cassette tape with a lossless digital...

Brand new Amiga A500 cases being...

Just discovered an interesting Amiga 500 Indigogo Project that has launched. The team behind the project are aiming to manufacture a batch of brand new A500 cases that will replicate the exact design and quality of the original whilst also...

Vampire V500 V2 Card

My Vampire Card has arrived!

It’s finally here, after months of waiting, My Vampire V500 V2 Card! Still need to gather a few other bits and pieces before I can fit it but here is a quick look at it in all its’ glory for now.

Sam's Journey

Sam’s Journey

Ordered Sam’s Journey months ago and it finally arrived today. A brand new cartridge game in 2018 for the Commodore 64! Presentation of the box and its’ contents is fantastic – can’t wait to play it! If you would like to...

Lego Mini Cooper

Lego Mini Cooper Build

Just thought I’d post a few pictures of my latest Lego build – the Lego Mini Cooper! This time it’s the legendary Mini Cooper in proper British Racing green. I thought this was a fun build and a bit simpler than the Ferrari I built...

Ranger Rover Sport Bluetooth Audio

Adding Bluetooth Audio to a Range Rover...

If, like me, you were disappointed to discover that your beautiful, highly specc’d Range Rover Sport Mk1 did not come equipped with Bluetooth Audio then I have a solution for you that will cost less than £20. Once you’ve got hold of...

Lego Creator: Ferrari F40 Build

After a recent trip to the Lego Discovery centre in the Trafford Center in Manchester I noticed that they have started doing some very cool looking cars as part of their ‘Creator’ series. My wife kindly treated me to the Ferrari F40...