Just finished rebuilding the Pong game.
Links to my previous posts:
Started by de-wiring all of the switches.
Next I found a couple of proto PCBs of the right size and I printed a mounting plate to attach them.
Needed to replace the paddle controllers (1Mohm linear potentiometers) so I printed cases for them.
Made a template so that I would remember what the switches were for.
Then proceeded to wire the PCBs.
And wire the switches - turned out to be quite a mess - but I can actually disconnect the PCBs if I need to.
Since I reused the old case and didn't have a good way to label the faceplate, I made a valiant attempt with my label maker..... function before beauty.
And a video of it in action.
No rousing gameplay as I needed to play against myself using both paddles due to the pandemic (my wife doesn't play video games). It seems my reaction time and hand-eye co-ordination aren't so good after a large glass of red wine .
Plays the way I remember it. You can put body english on the ball in the enhanced ball angle mode. Soccer is tricky because the goalie and forward are controlled with the same paddle.
I think the 23" TV is just the right size for the game. Not sure if it would play well on a bigger screen. 23" was considered large back in those days.
I'll need to add a light sensor and trigger circuit if I want to play the rifle games. I didn't implement that before so I'll also need to add a stereo jack for connection. Something for another day.
It was fun getting it to work again. Maybe when times get better I can have friends over for beer and pong......