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Epic Atari 2600 mod! The Atari+


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#1 LimaTek

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:01 PM

This weekend I decided to create a little something fun!
A modern-day multi-platform "Atari" console that is completely wireless! 

 

With the power of existing (dead) Atari 2600 board:

The old, dead Atari 2600 board

 

And a Raspeberry Pi 3 and Arduino (to be used to read the I/O of a preprogrammed Atari EPROM):

The 2600 EPROM

 

I went to town, repainting the old Atari case, and removing the unnecessary I/O:

Ready to Paint!
Finished painting!

 

And installed the Arduino to be used to read the I/O from the cartridge and act as a "soft bridge" to turn on the Raspberry pi.  The Atari cart acts as a "key" to turn on the Atari 2600 system and Raspberry Pi.

 

I installed a custom multi platform emulation OS on the Raspberry Pi, installed a wireless 2.4GHz receiver, did some sanding and painting it back to its original glory:

Atari+ Back
Look at it!
Glory shots!

 

 

With an insert of a cartridge and a flips of its switch, it was ready to go!

Playing some Sonic Adventure
Sega Genesis too?
Sega Dreamcast running on the Atari+

 

 

Here's a video of it too!  Right now it can play NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, Nintendo 64, 3DO, Dreamcast, and of course, Atari 2600, 5200 and 7800!


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#2 Lost Dragon

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:31 AM

Wowza.

 

Awesome project!.



#3 Rowsdower70

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:14 AM

That is awesome!  


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#4 StormSurge

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:24 AM

You should sell these.  :D Fantastic!!






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