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#1 LimaTek

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:43 PM

Hello folks from Atari.io!

Some of you may already know me from my previous forum post under the hardware section: http://forums.atari....w-pong-machine/

 

I thought I would introduce myself in a little bit more detail :)

My name is Frank, I'm an embedded software engineer and computer engineer with a background in animation! I studied eight years at California State University Long Beach (yup... eight years - eesh!)

 

With both of my backgrounds (artistic and technical) I like to design and create things, I've always had an affinity for technology in the 70's and 80's, and thus, retro games and computing.

 

I've also had my work shown on television, such as Comedy Central and have worked on animated pilots (as I am an animator too!)

 

Recently I decided to put both skill sets to work and started researching the architecture of the Atari systems and NES and came up with a pong machine prototype (as you will see in the link), and I thought to myself, "Huh! I think I may be onto something!" and decided to do some outreach regarding the pong machine or 'LimaTek 1' console to see what people thought.  So far it's been very positive and hopefully I'd like to eventually sell these little guys as kits or completed systems - that would be awesome.

 

Anyway - that's me! Just an artsy/eccentric technical guy who absolutely loves retro gaming!  The Atari.io community has just been so awesome and I'd like to thank you all for the warm introductions and support :)


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:48 PM

Welcome!


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#3 MalakZero

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 06:56 PM

Welcome to the best atari forum out there, Frank.    You're from my neck of the woods, eh?  Good to have you!

 

 

 

 

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 07:15 PM

Welcome to the best atari forum out there, Frank.    You're from my neck of the woods, eh?  Good to have you!

Dude! I'm digging that Atari.io thumbnail pic!

Nice to have another west coaster out there! If you're from California, I sometimes hang out at Eighty Two or Neon Arcade.  Two of the best retro arcades out in Los Angeles in my opinion :D


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 07:28 PM

Welcome! Those are some cool prototypes you posted. Maybe you'll be the one to make the "new retro" console! That would be cool do develop for. I'll keep an eye on it. 

 

Also, what shows have you worked on?


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#6 MalakZero

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 07:34 PM

Dude! I'm digging that Atari.io thumbnail pic!

Nice to have another west coaster out there! If you're from California, I sometimes hang out at Eighty Two or Neon Arcade.  Two of the best retro arcades out in Los Angeles in my opinion :D

 

West Coast meetup? West Coast meetup!

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 08:59 PM

Welcome aboard!


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 09:39 PM

Hello folks from Atari.io!

Some of you may already know me from my previous forum post under the hardware section: http://forums.atari....w-pong-machine/

 

I thought I would introduce myself in a little bit more detail :)

My name is Frank, I'm an embedded software engineer and computer engineer with a background in animation! I studied eight years at California State University Long Beach (yup... eight years - eesh!)

 

With both of my backgrounds (artistic and technical) I like to design and create things, I've always had an affinity for technology in the 70's and 80's, and thus, retro games and computing.

 

I've also had my work shown on television, such as Comedy Central and have worked on animated pilots (as I am an animator too!)

 

Recently I decided to put both skill sets to work and started researching the architecture of the Atari systems and NES and came up with a pong machine prototype (as you will see in the link), and I thought to myself, "Huh! I think I may be onto something!" and decided to do some outreach regarding the pong machine or 'LimaTek 1' console to see what people thought.  So far it's been very positive and hopefully I'd like to eventually sell these little guys as kits or completed systems - that would be awesome.

 

Anyway - that's me! Just an artsy/eccentric technical guy who absolutely loves retro gaming!  The Atari.io community has just been so awesome and I'd like to thank you all for the warm introductions and support :)

Welcome Lima!


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#9 jmjustin6

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 09:41 PM

Welcome. Glad to have ya
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Posted 02 June 2016 - 02:02 AM

Welcome to the best Atari website on the planet!!  Always good to have more members!


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:38 AM

WELCOME TO A GEM OF A SITE! 


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:12 AM

Good to see you and welcome aboard, Atari.IO is awesome! =D


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#13 Retrogamer81081

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:15 AM

Welcome!! Glad to have you. :)
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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:47 PM

I've said it before and i'll sayt it again,

 

It's ruddy fantastic to see this site/community, grow and grow in the manner it is.

 

Fantastic to see Frank here.

 

 


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:21 PM

Welcome to Atari I/O LimaTek! We geninely have the best retro gamers on the internet here. Everyone is so giving and excited about why we're here. I hope you enjoy the site!
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#16 LimaTek

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 02:57 PM

Welcome! Those are some cool prototypes you posted. Maybe you'll be the one to make the "new retro" console! That would be cool do develop for. I'll keep an eye on it. 

 

Also, what shows have you worked on?

Thanks! Yeah that's the idea eventually, I have been studying the architectures of Atari and Nintendo systems to build my own.  Man those older Atari 2600 units were INCREDIBLY clever in design.  They had so little to work with in terms of speed and memory, they really tried to make every byte work for them and even some neat tricks by fooling around with the drawing / refresh rate of the television set.  The Pong Machine I designed does that too.  The scoreboard above draws every 2nd frame where the pong paddles and ball draw every frame.  It saves on memory and allows the game to be as fast as possible.

My latest show that I helped work on was TripTank (Season 2), I was their technical animator for a few shorts.  Had a fantastic time.


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#17 LimaTek

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 02:58 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful and warm welcome to the community! You all rock! :)


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 06:47 PM

It's the community that makes or breaks any site my friend and having folks like your goodself join the ranks here, just makes this site shine that bit brighter.

 

The people on here are simply bloody fantastic, 1 and all, they simply are.


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