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#1 SHaMROCK 73 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:15 AM

Has anything ever been available that could enable the ColecoVision Expansion Module #1 (Atari Adapter) to sit on a shelf beside or under the ColecoVision. I envision a small box that plugs into the expansion port on the front of ColecoVision with a cord, on the other end is a female connector that connects to the back of the Expansion Module. Has something like this ever been available?

#2 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 AM

Not what you're looking for but this guy turned his into a standalone unit.

 



#3 ValkerieSilk OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:02 AM

Was looking for the same thing some time back...

#4 SHaMROCK 73 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:14 AM

Any success? My ColecoVision is on a shelf in my entertainment center. When I want to play Atari games and plug in the Expansion Module #1 it is hanging off the shelf floating in mid air. It would be nice if I could just have a 6' extension and have it on the coffee table.

#5 RangerG OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:58 PM

I like this idea, it would be useful.

#6 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:29 PM

You could check with ADAMcon to see if he has any of the Extension Ribbon Cables made for hardware devices that connected to the Expansion Bus on the ADAM Computer... it's the same as the CV Expansion Interface. Unfortunately most of these ribbon cables (40pin if I remember correctly) were shorter than you are looking for, but perhaps he has something longer that I am not aware of.



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Posted Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:48 PM

I have been looking for something like this and have concluded there is no such beast available. All the connectors I've seen are the wrong gender (female), which is fine if you want to daisy chain devices out of the side expansion port. I have a cable that plugs into the side port and lets me hook up three additional devices (currently I have my midi interface and speech synthsizer plugged in).

 

But you would need a female connector on the ADAM side and a male connector on the Atari Expansion Module side to fit into the Atari modules female plug and there just don't seem to be any 40-pin male connectors out there.

 

I was hoping to find one to hook up my SGM in this fashion as a third device on my cable.

 

You could check with ADAMcon to see if he has any of the Extension Ribbon Cables made for hardware devices that connected to the Expansion Bus on the ADAM Computer... it's the same as the CV Expansion Interface. Unfortunately most of these ribbon cables (40pin if I remember correctly) were shorter than you are looking for, but perhaps he has something longer that I am not aware of.


Edited by jblenkle, Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:50 PM.


#8 ValkerieSilk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:25 AM

yeah, was never able to find anything either but am checking with adamcon as NIAD suggested... 



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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:45 PM

I have been looking for something like this and have concluded there is no such beast available. All the connectors I've seen are the wrong gender (female), which is fine if you want to daisy chain devices out of the side expansion port. I have a cable that plugs into the side port and lets me hook up three additional devices (currently I have my midi interface and speech synthsizer plugged in).

 

But you would need a female connector on the ADAM side and a male connector on the Atari Expansion Module side to fit into the Atari modules female plug and there just don't seem to be any 40-pin male connectors out there.

 

I was hoping to find one to hook up my SGM in this fashion as a third device on my cable.

 

 

There were adapters for those cables.  I've got one that was originally used to connect an Auto Dialer.

 

ADAM_40_pin_cable_with_Adapter-1.JPG

 

3 devices connected to ADAM Expansion Interface - MIDI Interface, EVE Speech Synthesizer, Super Game Module

ADAM_40_pin_cable_with_Adapter-2.JPG


Edited by ed1475, Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:47 PM.


#10 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:16 PM

Ed... you are such a show off! I'd really be impressed if you could the OBS 80 Column Unit hooked up with everything else as well.

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:27 PM

Shoot! Where did you get that male-male connector? That's exactly what I need.

 

 

There were adapters for those cables.  I've got one that was originally used to connect an Auto Dialer.

 

attachicon.gifADAM_40_pin_cable_with_Adapter-1.JPG

 

3 devices connected to ADAM Expansion Interface - MIDI Interface, EVE Speech Synthesizer, Super Game Module

attachicon.gifADAM_40_pin_cable_with_Adapter-2.JPG



#12 SHaMROCK 73 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:45 PM

Sounds like there might be a market for this idea...

#13 RangerG OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:57 PM

That is great!

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:18 PM

Shoot! Where did you get that male-male connector? That's exactly what I need.

 

 

I got it in an Adam auction on ebay a few years ago. 


Edited by ed1475, Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:18 PM.


#15 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:52 PM

One of the 3rd party companies use to sell the 3 way female connector. It was probably made by them...Eve or Orphanware or someone.

 

 

I got it in an Adam auction on ebay a few years ago. 



#16 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 7:53 PM

Eve Electronics made both of the adapters that Ed pictured above and I think Orphanware made them on special order basis.

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Posted Mon Oct 2, 2017 8:29 AM

Seems to be simply a narrow pcb where the traces go straight across, like the edge connector area on a rom cartridge, stuffed into one of the female connectors.



#18 Hannacek OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 2, 2017 7:06 PM

This is a pretty stupid idea. You could just put the whole console on the floor or a coffee table when you want to play it, and then put it back when you are done.

 

Or you could just buy a 2600 or 7800, or any one of a dozen other 2600 compatible machines. You will spend more than a regular 2600 is worth, to build a custom solution.



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Posted Tue Oct 3, 2017 5:45 PM

You will spend more than a regular 2600 is worth, to build a custom solution.

 

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Sometimes we hobbyists do things not because they are economical, but because they are fun or cool -- to us.  If others like it or find it useful, it’s a bonus!

 

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