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Intellivision Flashback Adapters

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1 hour ago, orion1052003 said:

Is anyone still making and selling these?

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It was nurmix but I think his time is consumed with the Amico and only makes them for people he will one day come back and ask a favor from them. 😁

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2 hours ago, orion1052003 said:

You think Rick would do a couple more sone time?

I’ll let Rick chime in but I believe it’s his plan to make these it’s just he has quite a backlog of orders I believe and too much real life. 🤞🏻

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6 hours ago, cmart604 said:

I’ll let Rick chime in but I believe it’s his plan to make these it’s just he has quite a backlog of orders I believe and too much real life. 🤞🏻

I think I read on a bathroom wall he will move you to the front of the line if you pay him in loose Carnival and Sharp Shot carts. 

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You can always make them yourself.  Solderness DE-9 connectors are an option but they cost a little more.  Sega genesis extension cables are cheap.

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1 hour ago, Sinjinhawke said:

I think I read on a bathroom wall he will move you to the front of the line if you pay him in loose Carnival and Sharp Shot carts. 

Haha! True fact. 

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Well I also hope someone is making them as well?but I have asked I believe both of them already but they just don’t have the time.Hopefully that changes I’d like 4 of them;)

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Here's the cheat-sheet for making these cables that I put together some time ago:

 

DB9 diagrams

 

  MALE PORT          FEMALE PLUG

 _________         _________

( 1 2 3 4 5 )       ( 5 4 3 2 1 )

 \ 6 7 8 9 /         \ 9 8 7 6 /

  \_____/            \_____/

 

Mapping for converter for plugging an Intellivision flashback controller into an Intellivision 

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Socket (M) end      ->      Plug (F) end

    1                                    4

    2                                    6

    3                                    5

    4                                    2

    5                                    9

    6                                    8

    7                                    7

    8                                    3

    9                                    1

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Thanks. I have no electronics experience. I should have ordered a couple years ago. Is there a list I can get on for when the Intellivisionaries make up another batch?

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Anyone know if the female adapter on this cable is long enough to connect to Sears INTV console or Intellivision II?

 

https://www.amazon.com/Serial-Female-Extension-Straight-Through/dp/B07B4TZ1TT/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1LXHIPO8JI3L4&keywords=db9+female+to+male+cable&qid=1580319538&sprefix=%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-3

 

When I built my own Flashback cable, I cannibalized an Intellivision II cable--just cut a non-working controller off of the original cable and used the female end with a F/M serial cable I bought.  The new serial cable didn't plug into the console because the female end was too short.

 

I'm toying with the idea of maybe doing a Kickstarter for these cables.  That would help me estimate interest, defray initial costs, and limit production runs to something I could reasonably accomplish.

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I'd use sega genesis controller extension cables.  And ask Nurmix where he sourced his connectors for intellivision model 2609 so you can make cables for those.

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3 hours ago, gar0u said:

Anyone know if the female adapter on this cable is long enough to connect to Sears INTV console or Intellivision II?

 

https://www.amazon.com/Serial-Female-Extension-Straight-Through/dp/B07B4TZ1TT/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1LXHIPO8JI3L4&keywords=db9+female+to+male+cable&qid=1580319538&sprefix=%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-3

 

When I built my own Flashback cable, I cannibalized an Intellivision II cable--just cut a non-working controller off of the original cable and used the female end with a F/M serial cable I bought.  The new serial cable didn't plug into the console because the female end was too short.

 

I'm toying with the idea of maybe doing a Kickstarter for these cables.  That would help me estimate interest, defray initial costs, and limit production runs to something I could reasonably accomplish.

Unfortunately, I’ve tried to find breakout boards with the long, narrow or molded plastic end that would work better with old consoles, but searches just keep bringing up the same type. Sellers seem to add words like Dsub, narrow and molded to the ordinary old db9 connectors on PC serial cables. I would prefer these with my own wire and a heat shrink exterior over dismantling extension cables since the wires and plastic shroud around the wires is so thin that they can break or crack easily if you’re not gentle with them. 

 

The nurmix cables were fine good looking work. 

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On 1/29/2020 at 12:43 PM, gar0u said:

 

I'm toying with the idea of maybe doing a Kickstarter for these cables.  That would help me estimate interest, defray initial costs, and limit production runs to something I could reasonably accomplish.

I need a couple of these. I have the sears super arcade, and two like-new flashback controllers I can't use on it.  I'd be happy to purchase them thru kickstarter, or directly.

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I'm just looking for a source of DB9 female to male cables with a long enough molding to plug into the Intellivision II.  The console itself has a pretty deep socket.

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