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I have build my Ultimate Atari Flaskback Game System

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Inside the case of an Atari Flashback 1, I have build a Rasberry Pi Zero with Retro Pi on it. It can be controlled with the original Flashback 1 controllers.

 

I have made a video of this project:

 

 

Please let me know what you think about it.

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Picked this up just because of your post!

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I'm looking at doing the same thing. I keep going back and forth on how I want to handle the controller ports, but I did come up with something I think is clever for the metallic strip that should give the same shiny look plus have the graphics printed on it. It works in my head, but reality doesn't always agree with my head. I'm also considering 3D printing a scaled-down 7800 cartridge port to complete the look, but I would need to see if there is room inside to do that or not.

 

I'm beyond a sucker for aesthetics.

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On 3/27/2021 at 4:48 PM, Draxxon said:

 

Picked this up just because of your post!

 

Great! Let me know if you need any help.

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4 hours ago, TwoShedsWilson said:

I'm also considering 3D printing a scaled-down 7800 cartridge port to complete the look, but I would need to see if there is room inside to do that or not.

Maybe the scale would work out just right and a microSD card could fit in it? Just a thought about making it functional. Didn't watch the video yet. Don't know if Pi Zero interfaces to SD.

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2 minutes ago, Keatah said:

Maybe the scale would work out just right and a microSD card could fit in it? Just a thought about making it functional. Didn't watch the video yet. Don't know if Pi Zero interfaces to SD.

I have no doubt it could be done, but it's not something I'm planning on. I'm just doing it for appearances. I don't think the scale would for for an SD card, they'd be too small, but you could probably make a scale cartridge and put it in there.

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I feel I'm going to go the opposite route.

I'm fine with the red flashback 1 sticker and no cart port.

I would like to stick a pi3 or 4 in there. And concentrate on the ~100 Atari 7800 games.

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On 3/6/2021 at 10:25 AM, gespy said:

Please let me know what you think about it.

Love little shitbox projects like this. They're artful adaptation of new tech to old tech. Also like the color Atari logo at startup - much better than the modern monochrome metro crap so prevalent today.

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On 3/30/2021 at 2:23 PM, Draxxon said:

I feel I'm going to go the opposite route.

I'm fine with the red flashback 1 sticker and no cart port.

I would like to stick a pi3 or 4 in there. And concentrate on the ~100 Atari 7800 games.

I realize I'm in a weird minority that would obsess over how to get the shiny metal sticker part as close as possible. For my purposes a Pi 0 will work just fine. I don't plan on running anything beyond the 7800 and it will handle those just fine. This should give me a nice "Atari" entry to go along with all my other mini-consoles. The giant orange buttons just don't sit well with me on the newer flashbacks.

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I'm highly interested in doing one of these for myself! I thought it would be a fun project to convert the Flashback into a proper 7800 mini. I picked one up off ebay and am making a shopping list for the Raspberry Pi parts you mentioned in your video. Is there any chance you could make some step-by-step instructions or some kind of schematic on how you wired everything together?

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