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Atari JagDuo PCB discovered!

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John Hardie has uncovered an unpopulated prototype board of the JagDuo that is dated 1996.

 

Really fascinating to learn that this can be confirmed as a design Atari actually worked on and not just a mockup shell of the console. Still amazes me the amount of things that still pop up after all these years!

 

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Sad it never materialized... was such a futuristic and beautiful design.

 

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Surely, if its unpopulated it can be duplicated and populated?

Yeah, I'm not sure. The only problem with populating it is I don't think any remaining stock exists of the Tom and Jerry chips. Everything is still readily available for the most part.

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Quick! FPGA Tom and Jerry, populate the board, then send it and its shell to be copied and produced in China. :grin:

 

I'm 100% on board with this! =D

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Would be nice to see some points connected to a logic analyzer and the big chip sent to forensics to see what number was marked. Perhaps even get a look inside if it's totally custom.

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Are there any components that were supposed to go on the board that were not found in a standard jag and jag cd? Always liked the jag duo case, kinda reminds me of a 3do.

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Quick! FPGA Tom and Jerry, populate the board, then send it and its shell to be copied and produced in China. :grin:

Now this is a Kickstarter project I could get behind!

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Yeah, I'm not sure. The only problem with populating it is I don't think any remaining stock exists of the Tom and Jerry chips. Everything is still readily available for the most part.

 

Hey, if there is a BOM and a way to FPGA/CPLD those chips (or just straight up replicate them), I say DO IT!

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Always wanted a JagDuo and would use my Playstation 4 money for picking this up instead. ;)

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Awesome stuff. Anyone know who owns the two duo prototype shells now?

 

I know he's not around anymore, but Buddybuddies mentioned several times that he wanted to/or was working out some things with the Jagduo?

 

@clint, do you still have the Jaguar 2 board?

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I know he's not around anymore, but Buddybuddies mentioned several times that he wanted to/or was working out some things with the Jagduo?

 

@clint, do you still have the Jaguar 2 board?

Wait what, when did Buddybuddies leave?

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Wait what, when did Buddybuddies leave?

 

There is only so long you can be rabidly passionate about collecting something. I think I hit critical mass with my Jaguar collection after six years. Honestly surprised BuddyBuddies went as long as he did.

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Wait what, when did Buddybuddies leave?

I didn't say that he left, it's just that I can't recall the last time when I saw a post from him here at the forums but maybe I didn't pay enough attention :)

 

Beta Phase Games is still active, though.

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