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#26 intvnut OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:21 PM

BTW, if you need any sort of tweaks to jzIntv to make it easier to get raw events in there (or raw GPIO), I'm happy to help.  I should probably get another RPi here I can use for development.  (Right now, my main RPi is serving Spatula-City from inside an Intellivision cartridge shell.)



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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:05 PM

Intellivision controller to gpio support would be great for anyone doing an ultimate flashback type thing. But you still need a way to control the front-end. Something like this; this one is for atari/genesis and nes type controllers.
https://github.com/r...ki/GPIO-Modules
The other thing is to quit and restart from the controller we had to create extra virtual buttons. Its okay but it would be nice if that could be taken care of in jzintv. Not a big deal since the virtual buttons work.

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:13 PM

I am in the the starting phase of a project that I am going to be trying out that db9_gpio_rpi module with. It isn't an Inty based project.

If such a module could be made for Inty controllers, then that'd be great.

There are enough GPIO for both controllers, or even 4 controllers.

And I'd imagine that the combo button support could be added.

Edited by fdr4prez, Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:19 PM.


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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2016 7:44 AM

that is such a cool item!

 

Go ahead with it



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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2016 11:23 AM

I am in the the starting phase of a project that I am going to be trying out that db9_gpio_rpi module with. It isn't an Inty based project.

If such a module could be made for Inty controllers, then that'd be great.

There are enough GPIO for both controllers, or even 4 controllers.

And I'd imagine that the combo button support could be added.

The source code is here, so it shouldn't be too hard to modify it for Intellivision controllers

https://github.com/imam-i/db9-gpio-rpi

 

The Raspberry Pi GPIO only has 26 pins usable for input/output.  We would need 4x8=32 for four Intellivision controllers.  And yes combo buttons, virtual buttons, and easter egg support can be included.



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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2016 12:31 PM

The source code is here, so it shouldn't be too hard to modify it for Intellivision controllers

https://github.com/imam-i/db9-gpio-rpi

 

The Raspberry Pi GPIO only has 26 pins usable for input/output.  We would need 4x8=32 for four Intellivision controllers.  And yes combo buttons, virtual buttons, and easter egg support can be included.

 

Yes, I miss counted.  I mistakenly thought there was 28 GPIO and I mistakenly did 4x7 instead of 4x8.

 

There are 26 GPIO on the board itself, which is enough for two controllers, but the Pi can be expanded to support 64 GPIO

 

It is explained more here (or many other sites):

https://learn.adafru...rry-pi/overview

 

I'd say two controllers to the board and the other two can be optionally connected with a little bit of work.



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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 1:15 PM

I love going back and reading things I thought I had only dreamed about...to find that no indeed it was done. You folks amaze the hell out of me.



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Posted Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:31 PM

I've updated my first post showing my newly added Ultimate Intellivision Controller boot splash screen.  My thanks goes out to Byte Knight and mthompson for helping me with this.

 

And equally important is that I've rebuilt this beast using the newly released Pi Zero W that has built in wifi, so now adding new games is very easy.

 

I continue to look for solutions for specially modified miniHDMI cable :mad:

 

One alternative is to use composite video out, but I'd have to make a circuit for the audio out.  Doesn't sound too appealing, does it?



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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:55 PM

Looks cool. I would be happy to buy one...

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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:33 PM

Looks cool. I would be happy to buy one...

 

Thanks, I would gladly make them for sale, but the issue with the specially modified mini-HDMI cable that is needed is preventing me from making more.

 

The composite output doesn't look too good, either, and no audio outputs for the Pi Zero unless you use a DAC circuit :(



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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:11 PM

Great work FDR, I hope this project pans out for you as you planned it! :)  :thumbsup:



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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:46 PM

Thanks, Wolfy.

 

I am hoping to complete my Atari paddle project within the next month, and I have my next project in the planning stages already.

 

I'll be able to make and sell the Ultimate Atari Joystick and the Ultimate Atari Paddles, or help others make their own, but the Ultimate Intellivision Controller is a bit of a challenge.



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Posted Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:27 PM

This is pretty cool. Even in person. :)



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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:18 PM

This is pretty cool. Even in person. :)

 

Thanks, BigO

 

And there is more goodness to come later this year



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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:12 PM

I really want one of these. LOL Just because. I could never build one...I'm too old and afflicted. :-)

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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:34 PM

I really want one of these. LOL Just because. I could never build one...I'm too old and afflicted. :-)

 
I really wish I could make the modified mini-HDMI cable en masse, otherwise I'd be selling these. 
 
I will be bringing it with me to PRGE, so you can check it out.  I do like showing off my unit...Just ask Tarzilla and cmart  :grin:

 

I will also have my Ultimate Atari Joystick with me and if I can get the time to get my Ultimate Atari Paddles completed, then I will be bringing that, too.  I just returned home from a 10-day business trip, and I've still got a fairly full plate to chew thru



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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:40 PM

Showing off our units has become a right of passage at PRGE!

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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:11 PM

Lol!

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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:56 AM

:thumbsup:






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