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Yet another Masterplay clone

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Dr. Scott M. Baker made a Masterplay clone: The Masterplay was originally a device that allowed Atari 2600 digital joysticks to be used with the Atari 5200. In this post, I describe a masterplay clone that I created. The analog controllers for the Atari 5200 are (in)famous for their poor...

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Pi-powered Atari 5200 multi-ROM cartridge (MultiCart)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Dr. Scott M. Baker has a nice write-up about building a multi-ROM cartridge for his Atari 5200 using Raspberry Pi: The Atari 5200 is a vintage gaming system from the early 1980s. At the time I owned a 2600, but I always wanted a 5200. Well, in 2018 I finally...

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TWANG, an Arduino-based dungeon crawler

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Bdring built his own Arduino-based 1D dungeon crawler inspired by Robin Baumgarten's  Line Wobbler: I have been a Patron of Robin Baumgarten for a while. He makes experimental hardware for games. His Line Wobbler one dimensional dungeon crawler is my favorite and I have always wanted to play it. It...

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Arduino Mega EPROM programmer

Friday, October 14th, 2016

An Arduino Mega Eprom Programmer project from Robson Couto, that is available on github: Recently I acquired a SNES. But it only came with a bootleg Mortal Kombat cartridge. Searching for games I found a lot of repro cartridges (Cartridges with the ROM swapped) being sold at local second hand...

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NExuS project

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Adam over at Maniacal Labs has written up documentation on his NExuS weekend project: My main desires for this build was that the NES look completely stock and unchanged from the front and that original, unmodified, NES gamepads worked via the original gamepad ports. Fortunately, this turned out not to...

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DIY briefcase Arcade

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Travis Reynolds documented his DIY briefcase arcade build: This project came about in an odd way.  Where I work, we have an arcade club.  Basically, a group of guys get together and play old school video games.  The only problem is I am the only guy in the club that has an...

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MCC8 – PIC24 based CHIP-8 game emulator

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Here's another project by Mats the handheld PIC24-based CHIP-8 emulator game console: This is a small handheld PIC24-based CHIP-8 emulator game console. A cheap Noika 1202 LCD is used as the display and a CR123A 3 volt lithium battery for power. CHIP-8 is an interpreted programming language, developed by Joseph Weisbecker....

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MSP430 Launchpad GamingPack

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Max, Brittany, and Kathleen designed a gaming console extension for the MSP430 LaunchPad. It's called the GamingPack, and it's based on the similar Arduino shield Gameduino. It features a Spartan 3A FPGA which handles both video VGA output, and input from two NES controllers. Based on the Gameduino, the GamingPack...

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RBox: DIY 32-bit game console

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Rossum has released the schematic and the code for a 32-bit video game console. This prototype was constructed using a LPCXpresso devkit available at Digikey. You'll need to replace the stock 12mhz with a very common 14.318mhz crystal. The analog joystick is a replacement part from a PSP. Features include...

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