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Atari 5200 Atari Flashback

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#1 Elias2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:22 PM

Iam making a atari 5200 flashback
In this topic i want to share with you how i make it

#2 Elias2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:23 PM

First i made a case out of some scrap plastic

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:25 PM

I would think raspberry pi in a flashback 1 case?

 

NM Your other post came in right before mine I see you made a case for it.


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#4 Elias2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:34 PM

Iam using a raspberry pi Zero(because the case is to small for the pi3)

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:39 PM

I would just use a flashback 1 case I know it was modeled after the 7800 but I think they look similar enough.

 

EDIT:

Also is this going to be setup to use the real 5200 controllers?  If so and went my route you would have to do some modification to the case for the controller ports but I think it would be the way to go to have a nice looking 5200 flashback.


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#6 Elias2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:43 PM

Good idea. With a few modifications it would fit(sorry for the worst english iam from germany)

#7 Elias2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:45 PM

The 7800 have more of a rounded shape

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:49 PM

The 7800 have more of a rounded shape

 

That is true and the flashback 1 was modeled after it but I was just thinking it would be good enough and maybe even replace the sticker on the flashback 1 with one printed up that has all the grooves like on the 5200.

 

EDIT:

It is your project I know is just in beginning stages I was just trying to give ideas.  What you are doing may look better than what I'm thinking when you are done with it as I don't know what all else you plan on doing with the case or if that is just an early prototype or what.


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#9 Elias2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:23 AM

Is there a shop where i can buy just the flashback 1 case

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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:08 AM

Is there a shop where i can buy just the flashback 1 case

 

Try thrift stores. I don't hunt anymore but the few times I do stop in a thrift store I do see them kicking around cheap.



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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:11 AM

Is there a shop where i can buy just the flashback 1 case

 

Craigslist.  This one is near me for $8.

 

https://minneapolis....6441670543.html

 

EDIT:  Never mind.  You're in Germany.


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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:18 AM

First i made a case out of some scrap plastic

 

This reminds me of the car I just finished building.

 

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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:05 PM

 

This reminds me of the car I just finished building.

 

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Kinda reminds me of "The Homer" :D

 

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#14 Elias2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:01 PM

Do anyone have a idea for a altenative on how i get a good looking case (atari flashbacks are very expensiv in germany

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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:08 PM

Do you know anyone in Germany with a 3D printer that would be good with taking a 5200 and drawing it out in CAD software so you can have a smaller version?



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Posted Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:50 AM

So iam back and got my hands on a flashback 1. I found one on ebay for 20 euro. So i must wait until the package arive

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Posted Mon Feb 5, 2018 1:57 PM

I finished wiring up all the switches and buttons

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Posted Mon Feb 5, 2018 2:38 PM

it looks small enough to fit in a joystick



#19 Elias2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:26 AM

so my atari flashback is arrived and i finished building it in . pics cooming soon



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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:15 PM

Just wanted to check back and see how your project was going. 



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Posted Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:23 AM

So this what it looks like on the outside. Next step are the decals.

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Posted Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:28 AM

This is the inside. its a mess but iam working on it

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Posted Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:59 AM

so here are the decals, made in MS paint ;-)

if anyone want to make one himself.

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Posted Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:15 AM

i made the sides a Little bit longer so i can cut them to the correct size.



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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:16 PM

Its been a while since i posted something. 

So here is a upadate

I am currently working on the case. Iam modifying the front to look more like the 5200







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