Atari Cart AIO

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Atari Cart AIO

Post by Dividion » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:57 pm

Just a little something I started working on back in August, but put it on the backburner for a couple of months. Now that I've finally placed the order for V1.0 of my GPIO Assist - Pro PCB, I got back to working on this over the weekend. I was going to call it Atari Cart Zero, but then I saw someone already used that name over at Thingiverse, so I went with Atari Cart AIO instead.

It has a 2.4in 320x240 ILI9341 SPI display, stereo speakers powered by the C-Media 102S+, Game Boy pocket d-pad and buttons, a 2000mAh 103450 (10x34x50mm) battery, volume wheel, and a 5V power system integrated into the PCB (a customized version of GreatScott's from YouTube) with LEDs for charging, charged and power on. And let's not forget the made-from-scratch 3D bracket (the one in the picture was printed in draft mode, so it's a little sloppy).

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You'll notice I had an issue with my left D-Pad button that I had to wire a jumper for. That's not supposed to be necessary. The next steps are to print out a good bracket, drill the shell, put everything inside, and then close it up.

Eventually I hope I can get someone from the community to come up with a good, classic-looking, Atari 2600 cartridge label (for the front and bottom).
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Re: Atari Cart AIO

Post by Sendoushi » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:40 am

Wow. Definitely want to see more!

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Re: Atari Cart AIO

Post by Dividion » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:06 pm

Assembled! (with everything but the labels)

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The buttons work fine, but are sunk a little more than I'd like, so I think on future builds I'd probably go larger on the shell, like I did with the d-pad. (not that big though - just another millimeter or so) Clearing out the ovals for Start and Select was a pain, and you can see where I kept nicking the shell, so I'll probably just drill circles for those also. Since the bracket still has the ovals they'll still work great and look good too.

You can see I took the picture before I put the screw in. Since it still has the 6 clips on the sides (none of them broke), it's a really tight fit and doesn't even need the screw. That's actually great, because normally when you open an Atari cartridge, you have to break the label to get at the screw. That won't be the case here (for this one anyway). It's not hard to break the retaining clips, especially when you consider that these cartridges are about 40 years old.

Now I just need some labels for the "front" and "top" sides (technically the back and bottom now). I'm thinking the game should be called... RETROPIE. :D
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Re: Atari Cart AIO

Post by Dividion » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:40 pm

Here are some comparison photos with a regular-size GBZ.

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And a Game Boy Pocket.

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Re: Atari Cart AIO

Post by YaYa » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:54 am

Really Nice work :D
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Re: Atari Cart AIO

Post by Sendoushi » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:24 am

Oh boy oh boy... This seems super awesome.

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Re: Atari Cart AIO

Post by Doc105 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:39 pm

Is the screen connected directly to the pcb?

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Re: Atari Cart AIO

Post by Dividion » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:51 am

Doc105 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:39 pm
Is the screen connected directly to the pcb?
It slots into a connector on the PCB like the one shown in this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/retropi ... 745313695/
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