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Yeah, yeah, it's just a Pole Position cartridge, and it's just the shell and all that, but why do that?  Why ruin something that's in finite supply to do that with it?  Harvesting the shells for homebrews, or using them to build a Masterplay clone.  That's one thing, but this... couldn't they have at least rigged it up so the ports were accessible through the dust guard slots, or put in a 15-pin joystick port or something that would at least make the use of the shell make sense over just a cheap prefabbed Pi case?  Workmanship on it doesn't look so good it would be worth the increased cost over just buying the parts yourself and putting them together, but it's not such a big markup that the guy can be getting much out of it, either, so I guess I don't get it.  Feels like it would have been better off staying a Pole Position cart, or if the board inside was no good, as pretty much anything else.

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On 4/8/2021 at 6:26 PM, fdr4prez said:

false advertising.

 

The item description says that it is a RPi3B, but the picture clearly shows a RPi0

 

 

How can you tell the difference. 

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36 minutes ago, 0078265317 said:

How can you tell the difference. 

Placement of the connectors along the edge of the PCB.  The Zero / Zero W have a layout that's easy to spot compared to other models.
 

RasPi Zero / Zero W:

raspi_zero.thumb.jpg.35c47df82501b2dae28cff810116799f.jpg

 

RasPi 3B:

raspi_3b.thumb.jpg.6cec220a376aa8c59409ce1f56a3eeb1.jpg

Based on what can be seen of the cartridge innards, the RasPi in use is pretty clearly a Zero or Zero W.

atari_5200_raspi_zero.thumb.jpg.6f0767c8b1c81a12e608652337a3390c.jpg

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