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[LYNX] Rewritable Multigame Cartridge

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I am pleased to announce that my USB drag and drop Burner (http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223165-watara-vectrex-flash-cart-rewritable-multigame-cartridge-available/?hl=%2Bmvrmc&do=findComment&comment=2948633) will be soon compatible with Atari Lynx.

 

Every cart will be able to hold 16 up to 256kb games, or 8 up to 512 games.

 

This is the last prototype

 

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Thanks to everyone supporting my developments.

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that looks really swell. I am looking forward to seeing more of this. I imagine you use a different connector than the one for the vectrex cartridge.

any idea what the cartridge is going to look like (size, knob or otherwise)? Keep us posted!

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Size is just the same as a regular Lynx cart. The Lynx connector is in one side, and the burner connector is in the adjacent side.

The rewritable cart uses a rotary switch, just like my other developments, and it can be attached into Lynx I and Lynx II.

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Wow, that looks great and would be useful to play the rarer games on a real Lynx and help in home-brew development.
Only thing that looks "fragile" is the knob. Are you going for the same one with the Lynx cartridge ? I would fear it would break off especially on a portable device.
Although maybe a bit less user friendly, might something like a DIP switch not be a better solution ?

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StijfDW, I will keep the rotary switch because I find it easier to use than dip switches, but probably I will use a shorter shaft.

 

The first 10 PCBs have already been ordered and I should get them before the end of this month... if there is insterest, I will order more PCBs, but probably they won´t be ready before summer (june-july).

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That's great to hear - as I already own the one for Vectrex I'd also like to get one or two for my Lynx

when it's finished and ready to ship! :-)

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Yes the price for the first batch will be 26€ for the burner (compatible with Vectrex, Supervision/Watara, BitCorp Gamate and Atari Lynx... more in future), 24€ for each 16in1 Atari Lynx cartridge, and 6.55 for the worldwide registered mail (up to 100g).

You can find more information about other consoles cartridges in my web: http://www.vectrex.hackermesh.org/index.php/en/mvbd-mvmc-3/faq

 

Next batchs could be a bit more expensive (1 o 2 € more) because of euro depreciation.

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Also interested in buying one here.
I'm also interested in the specific design & components. Did you publish any schematics ?

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Looks good! I might get this one instead of other Lynx flash cart, there aren't many games I don't have that has ROM available.

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That's terrific - I was already thinking of buying one to use with my Vectrex...

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Registered mail worldwide is 6.55€

 

Please, consider that the first batch is only 10 pcbs... I have already 6 of them reserved and will offer the remaining ones to the people in this thread.

Thank you very much.

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