SmokeMonster

Atari 7800 Schematics Found in Dumpster Treasure Trove

Fifty pages of complete engineering schematics for the Atari 7800 and its associated ICs have been released by Curt Vendel, the historian behind the Atari Museum History Project. The documents have circulated among private individuals for years, but this is the first time they have been publicly accessible. The schematics essentially provide a blueprint that […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Birth of the Amiga Interview (Joe Decuir)

  A wonderful interview with Electrical Engineer Joe Decuir, just took place recently at VCF East 2019 (Vintage Computer Festival).  Mr. Decuir was instrumental in the founding of the Hi-Toro / Amiga line of computers as well as other classic computers and hardware from Atari and more.  The Guru Meditation conducted this interview and if you […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

New Atari 2600/Retron 77 Controller

A new controller for the Atari 2600/7800 and Retron 77 consoles is being prototyped and tested from the company HyperKin.  Youtuber John Hancock showcased this new prototype on his channel with permission from HyperKin.  Called the “Ranger” John went through several games on the 7800 and Retron 77 utilizing different controller modes and breaking down […]

SmokeMonster

$7 Atari 2600 CX-40 Tactile Switch Drop-In Replacement PCB

Osgeld’s Mod Shop is selling $7 drop-in replacement PCBs for the famous, but now much-maligned Atari 2600 CX-40 Joystick, making it clicky and tactile with real C&K microswitches, with no other modding required. The first batch is sold out but you can sign up on the site to be notified when they are restocked. https://osgeld.fwscart.com/CX-40_Atari_2600_Tactile_Switch_Drop_In_Replacement_PCB/p5988195_19269795.aspx […]

Bob

Atari Jaguar Repro Pro Controllers Now Available For Pre-Order

The Atari Jaguar 6-button “pro” controllers are finally open for pre-order and must be ordered in pairs:  https://hoskinson-industries.myshopify.com/products/atari-jaguar-pro-controller The project started about a year ago, with the goal in mind to create the highest-quality reproduction controllers.  Great efforts have been made so that the outside is equal in quality to the original, official Atari controllers, with […]