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DIY Portable Atari!

For those of you who enjoy the Atari or at least have owned one way back in the day, you will enjoy this DIY portable Atari, all made to fit your hands like a gameboy.

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How to beat Atari Star Wars

Okay, hold it. Sorry guys, I have to post this video too. Sorry for all the Atari stuff.

So, one of the games I had for my Atari was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Easily one of the best movies ever, but a pretty lame game. I could never figure out how to beat it.

But, thanks to this awesome video, which looks like its from right after the game was released, now I know.

Check out these awesome graphics. Man, we’ve come a long way in our lifetimes:

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How to repair Atari paddles

Do you guys ever play Atari 2600? My dad gave me his and I have a set of these paddles that don’t work quite right. And, when I came across this video, I was super excited. Because now when I go home at Christmas, I can pull them out and fix them.

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iPong Multi-Player for iPhones!

Ha, check out this iPong multi-player game for iphones!

iPong is a variant of Atari’s classic paddle ball game, with a multi-device, multi-player twist. Using some clever trickery, players can actually bounce their ball off of their iPhone’s screen onto the display of another phone. While the game can’t actually detect the proximity of the devices at this point, it does appear to store the exit position of the ball on one screen and transmit that a

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Hands-on with the AtariLab Kit


I’ve been witness to some retro Atari’s you can buy at Target for like 30 bucks. Here’s some cool kits you can actually put sensors and make it act as an MCU.

AtariLab is a sensor kit for the 8-bit Atari computers. I ordered two of the kits recently, the starter kit and the light kit, and they both arrived in pristine condition. They work great with the Atari 130XE, but the light sensor was giving me some random readings (replacing the photoresistor in that wouldn’t be hard). The breakout board attaches to the

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Gadgets from Target for $29.99

Today, I went on a Target shopping spree this weekend for a little while to buy some stuff and found some cool gadgets…

Here are the 3 cool stuff I found:

Laptop Chiller at Target Link

This seems to be a very useful gadget for many laptop users as it cools and a

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DIY Hack – Atari Punk Console


GetLoFi has all the links and resources you’ll need for making your own “Atari Punk Console” sound device, Circuitmaster writes – “The so called “Atari Punk Console” device is a great start for builders interested in working with components and circuitry to produce Bleepy-Bloopy-Gitchy goodness. Using a 556 dual timer IC and a handful of other components one can be built quickly. The basis for this noise maker was a schematic originally published by Forest Mims I

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