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I picked this up at Micro Center today. I figured some of you might be interested since oddly enough this isn't listed on their website. 

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Can you give us a quick review of that case?  Did you get the Atari Vault SD card with it?

 

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On 5/14/2020 at 3:36 PM, TwiliteZoner said:

I picked this up at Micro Center today. I figured some of you might be interested since oddly enough this isn't listed on their website. 

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What is that and what is it used for precisely?

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On 6/9/2020 at 10:50 AM, Max_Chatsworth said:

What is that and what is it used for precisely?

It is just a special case for a raspberry pi 3b+. Makes your Rpi look all retro like. I haven't seen it in person but I think they could have done better.

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Looks disappointing to me - a plain Jane case with an Atari logo on it. Seems like there are dozens of custom and fan-designed cases which fit the theme far, far better.

 

"Raspberry Pi case with amazing RETRO styling!"

(it's a box with the word 'RETRO' printed on it)

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42 minutes ago, socrates63 said:

I bought this Pi 3B+ case on Etsy back in 2018 -- a little mini 4-switch 2600. I think I've seen even better looking 2600 cases now.

 

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The individual on Etsy sold at least two, because I have the same exact case for my Pi 3B+

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On 6/18/2020 at 10:56 PM, MrBeefy said:

It is just a special case for a raspberry pi 3b+. Makes your Rpi look all retro like. I haven't seen it in person but I think they could have done better.

 

10 hours ago, Feralstorm said:

Looks disappointing to me - a plain Jane case with an Atari logo on it. Seems like there are dozens of custom and fan-designed cases which fit the theme far, far better.

 

"Raspberry Pi case with amazing RETRO styling!"

(it's a box with the word 'RETRO' printed on it)

 

That's right, there's nothing retro, vintage, or classic about this at all. It's a rectangle and that's it! No 70's styling whatsoever. I could print "RETRO" on a piece of paper with notepad and do the same thing.

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On 8/24/2020 at 9:05 AM, Keatah said:

That's right, there's nothing retro, vintage, or classic about this at all. It's a rectangle and that's it! No 70's styling whatsoever. I could print "RETRO" on a piece of paper with notepad and do the same thing.

I dunno, I kind of like it. I use that case for a RetroPie setup with Flashback 9/X controllers.

 

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added link to Microcenter website for Atari 2600-themed Raspberry Pi 3/3B+ case

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1 hour ago, MrZarniwoop said:

I dunno, I kind of like it. I use that case for a RetroPie setup with Flashback 9/X controllers.

Oh that's fine. We all like different things for different reasons. To me it either 1- looks el'cheapo, or, 2- it looks like mini cocktail cabinet. With the latter not being a bad thing.

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I don't mind the look, TBH it's just easier to say that's the VCS but with a better chipset...

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27 minutes ago, Wizzard said:

I use Atari Flashback X as my Orange Pi PC+ case

 

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Your picture didn't work 

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What Orange Pi are you using?

 

I've used a lot of Raspberry Pi Zero with RetroPie, but now the latest version of Stella doesn't run well on the RPi0

 

 

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Strange, I see it very well. It is Orange Pi PC+, Allwinner H3, 1 GB RAM, wifi, eMMC 8 GB. That Flashback X case is very good for some SBC (I have another one working without modifications).

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4 minutes ago, Wizzard said:

Strange, I see it very well.

The images are on an authenticated Google link. I'm assuming they are on a secured Google account where you are logged in. Try opening this page in Incognito mode and you'll see what everyone else sees, blank space.

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I inserted it as a pictures, but seems that forum changed the format to some text. Anyway, here is it :)

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31 minutes ago, Wizzard said:

I inserted it as a pictures, but seems that forum changed the format to some text. Anyway, here is it :)

 

Thanks.

 

That Orange Pi looks to be about the same size of the RPi 2/3/4 models.  I'd have to compare the Orange against Raspberry to see what the functional differences are.

 

Yes, as a case it is OK looking, but I would keep the switches attached and connected to the GPIO and make them usable in Stella.

 

I also like to play with the original controllers, so trying to reuse the original ports would really make it look and function like a little Atari console again.  But you run out of room in there really quickly for the USB adapters, etc.

 

I guess i can connect the joystick ports to the GPIO directly, but I'd have only joystick games and lose paddle, DC and trak-ball support :( 

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Yes, Orange Pi is the same size as Raspberry. I never had raspberry, cause I wanted something cheaper and not so mainstream.

 

I also wanted to use those switches, but I do not know how to use that GPIO pins. I read some guide but it looks very difficult.

 

I do not need to have original joystick, in fact I prefer some USB joystick with additional buttons, what is very convenient for direct exiting the game, starting and resetting the game.

 

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These sticks are nice for the APi. They are $20 bucks on amazon.
the case is $12 now, the kit is $70.

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how is the quality of the atari vault stick? the hyperkin trooper IIs are nice. I like the look of the

atari vault stick, but its 50 bucks. you can get 2 troopers for 40. if the atari vault stick is high 

quality, Ill grab one, if its cheap style, Ill pass.

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