Prototype Atari PCB made!

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Prototype Atari PCB made!

Post by gannon » Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:24 pm

I just got my prototype Atari PCB in, so I'll be assembling it today. The dimensions are 2.5"x3.3125".
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Post by bicostp » Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:28 pm

Isn't it amazing how far technology progressed in almost 30 years? 8)

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Post by Nightmare » Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:33 pm

That looks cool.

Is it possible to buy all the things that would make the atari from a local electronics store? Or is anything custom in the atari?
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Post by *o* » Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:37 pm

woah woah...... you are planning to make new ataris??!?!?!....cool
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Post by bicostp » Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:55 pm

You can get most of the parts at Radio Shack or Digikey, but I think the "Big three" (TIA, Stella, and RIOT) need to come out of old Ataris.
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Post by *o* » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:09 pm

cool sounds great is this a lot smaller than a cutdown motherboard
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Post by vb_master » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:37 pm

bicostp, it's TIA, Stella, and RIOT.

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Post by bicostp » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:55 pm

That's what I said. :wink:

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Post by Lucretius » Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:04 pm

Fantastic job gannon. I am pleased with your work...kiss the ring *extends arm* :wink: ...
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Post by gannon » Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:56 pm

Umm... aren't the TIA and the Stella the same chip?
Anyways, the riot is a standard 6532 and the 6507 is standard too. Only custom chip in the Atari is the TIA.

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Re: Prototype Atari PCB made!

Post by nerd of nerds » Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:24 pm

gannon wrote:I just got my prototype Atari PCB in, so I'll be assembling it today. The dimensions are 2.5"x3.3125".
<a href=http://gannon.tk/pictures/pcb-front.jpg><img border=0 src=http://gannon.tk/pictures/thumbs/pcb-front.jpg></a>

<a href=http://gannon.tk/pictures/pcb-back.jpg><img border=0 src=http://gannon.tk/pictures/thumbs/pcb-back.jpg></a>
wow! i haven't looked to highly of you guys because of some comments in these forums regarding nes on a chip hardware (which i still stand firm in my beliefes) but this has changed a lot! you now have gained some respect from me because of this! you are damned cool!

are you going to be selling these?

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Post by gannon » Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:43 pm

IF the prototype works then I'll definitely :)
Of course I probably won't preassemble them because that takes too long :-P

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Post by gannon » Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:19 pm

I'm almost done putting in all the components for the PCB. I need to pick up a few more parts though, and the TIA chip is getting shipped to me on Monday. It <i>should</i> work, and I really hope it does.
<a href=http://gannon.tk/pictures/pcb-front1.jpg><img border=0 src=http://gannon.tk/pictures/thumbs/pcb-front1.jpg></a>

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Post by soundwave » Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:26 pm

Lookin' good, Gannon, hope all goes well.

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Post by *o* » Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:36 pm

that would make the phoenix even smaller
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