I found a bare 2600 mobo that I'd recycled the case for, so I decided to make a portable. I'm waiting for the pocket TV, copper-clad circuit boards, and switching regulator. So far, I've cut down the mobo, but I never did test to see if it worked first. lolFeatures that will definitely be included:
Custom etched controller PCBs with Atari dome switch technology (Yay clicky!)
Rekarp's most excellent AV mod
Internal batteries that can be charged during play
Battery "fuel" gauge
Headphones and internal speakers (in stereo!)Features that I'm still debating on:
Master/Slave port for multi-unit connectivity
Any other crazy ideas that may yet come to me
Well, as promised, here are pictures. Click the thumbs to see full-size. This project's getting most of the work done at my house, instead of the shop. There's more room there at the moment. The current state of my desk:
The 2600 and all parts I have at the moment are there. The mobo's in four pieces at the moment.
Here's what I have for batteries. 7.2V, 1200 mAh NiMh. They're from an RC car set. Unmodded, the 2600 doesn't draw any more than 500mA. The power of the batteries are low, but I'd be happy with 90 minutes of playtime on batteries alone.
More to come when there's more to see.
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