Were you disappointed in those Intellivision 10 and Intellivision 25 direct to TV video game systems?
How could these be an Intellivision plug and play system when they don't even look like an Intellivision controller?
Let me introduce my Ultimate Intellivision Controller
One cable for power and one for the HDMI cable is all that I need to have my Inty ROM collection at my finger tips. But more importantly - playing using a real Intellivision controller for that genuine retro feeling.
The miracle of it all is hiding in the backside of the controller.
There is a Raspberry Pi Zero and a Raphnet adapter hiding in the recessed cavity of the controller that makes all the magic happen.
Everything fits in there except for the bloody mini-HDMI plug. They don't make a low profile 90-degree cable. So after a long and hard search, you can see that we had to do a special modification on one, and even then it is a tight fit.
I'd like to make and sell these, but due to the mini-HDMI cable issue, I fear that this may end up being the only Ultimate Intellivision Controller. I am always looking for alternatives and solutions for the video cable, so we'll see what the future may hold.
I do a fair bit of traveling for work, so I wanted to make a small and inexpensive system to carry with me. If you do a lot of traveling, you soon learn that you don't want to carry around too many extra things. I don't think I can get much smaller than the Inty controller itself.
I have been working on this for many months, and I really need to thank pimpmaul69, intvdave and mr_me for all the help they've provided in this endeavor.
I have two upgrades planned:
1) The clear plastic undercover needs to be rounded a bit, and the area near the side buttons should be notched in a bit, but I don't think it is that bad as it is.
I will be adding a microSD extension cable so the SD card would be accessible without disassembling the underside. With the hopeful release of many homebrew ROMs in the near future, having the SD card readily available will come in handy.
UPDATE (April 2017):
There is a new model of the Pi Zero, called Pi Zero W, that includes built in wifi, so I have rebuilt my Ultimate Intellivision Controller to use this new model.
Now it is very easy for me to add in new ROMs.
Also, I've added a new RetroPie splashscreen (thanks Byte Knight and mthompson)
Edited by fdr4prez, Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:01 PM.