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#1 Boojakascha OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:14 PM

Hello

 

Sadly I noticed that the Magnavox Odyssey games have risen in price. Personally I want to preserve light gun gaming as much as possible. Therefore I started to do a multi card which can be used as cards 9 & 10. Then I realized that this was a waste of silicon an time and that I should better make a 12 in 1 mutli card. Myself I just own 3, 9 & 10 so I was very into the idea once I had it. Here is a picture of the final card:

 

multicard.jpg

 

 

I put all the PCB files onto my website, so everybody can print one for personal usage. I uploaded the files as GERBER and as .brd files (I prefer the latter...). I wish you all happy gaming!

 

Here is a short video of proof, which shows that the little thing actually works:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFJGMqS9hTI&t=4m27s



#2 Blazing Lazers OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:17 PM

PM SENT!:)

#3 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:19 PM

How do you select a game with it? Each card does something different.



#4 Boojakascha OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:37 PM

How do you select a game with it? Each card does something different.

 

The odyssey works on short circuit and interruption which alters the game logic of the main unit. Plug in in my cart will short circuit pins 4 and 2 which powers the system (turn the system on). Besides that, nothing happens. Now you would read the white instruction on the surface. They tell you which short circuits to establish (by flipping a DIL switches) in order to recreate a game.



#5 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:43 PM

Oh, those things on the black chips are switches. I guess I needed to look more closely.



#6 Blazing Lazers OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:46 PM

Just an idle thought, but it'd be easy to put together a few "Odyssey Multicart" stickers to put over an old keyboard box of similar size to the originals...



#7 Boojakascha OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:56 PM

Just an idle thought, but it'd be easy to put together a few "Odyssey Multicart" stickers to put over an old keyboard box of similar size to the originals...

That's a cool idea^^

But personally I keep my own multicard loose with the system. You see, I did similar other Odyssey stuff, all these are all lose anyways. So for me personally It makes no big difference =) Also the Ulysses I am doing is a bare PCB on a isolated base plate. I like looking at FRA4 =)



#8 Boojakascha OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:58 PM

Oh, those things on the black chips are switches. I guess I needed to look more closely.

The resolution is low, it is hard to see on the photo... I do web stuff since 2004 and I still compress all my web stuff as it was back then with slower internet, just for being ecological.



#9 ruthsarian OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:44 AM

I recently picked up an Odyssey that was missing its game cards. At first I was trying to design a PCB where I would add solder bridges to create a permanent version of each game card. Then I saw this thread and realized I'd missed the obvious: dip switches. So I took a shot at making my own and it works!

 

Awesome idea!

 

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#10 Boojakascha OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:06 AM

I recently picked up an Odyssey that was missing its game cards. At first I was trying to design a PCB where I would add solder bridges to create a permanent version of each game card. Then I saw this thread and realized I'd missed the obvious: dip switches. So I took a shot at making my own and it works!

 

Awesome idea!

 

 

looks lovely! Great job! Looks far less convoluted than mine^^







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