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Homemade Atari 5200 analog controller

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 in DIY by DP

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Dr. Scott M. Baker made a custom controller for the Atari 5200 vintage gaming console, that is available on Github:

I decided to make my own Atari 5200 analog controller, using a sparkfun thumbstick together with ADC and digital pot to do the potentiometer scaling. The controller is aesthetically a bit rough, consisting of a pcboard mounted to a chunk of hardboard, but it’s fully functional. I also recommend Ben Heck’s “Atari 5200: Making a Better Controller” video.

Project info at smbaker.com.

Check out the video after the break.

 

 

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