4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 17, 2019 12:51 AM by celcius1

    Atari 2600 Portable using original cartridges on a Raspberry Pi

    celcius1

      Hi Guys,

       

      After watching some recent video's I want to build my own portable Atari 2600.

       

      Now what I am looking to do is using a spare Model B3 I have attached to the 7" touchscreen, to make this but what I want to do is to be able to plug in the 2600 cartridge reads its contents into memory and play the game, so I dont cut up my vintage 2600 which is still in working  condition.  Plus I DO NOT want to download rom's I want to use my original cartridges.

       

      But I dont know where to start how do I go about connecting the cartridge to the Pi's GPIO pins, and reading the cartridge contents, and then to add, could i use retropie as the software??

       

      I would appreciate some pointers on what i need to read up on so i can accomplish this.

       

      I'm aware i'll need to use a level shifter for the 5v logic, and i'll have to bit bang the data.  but what is the best way to bit bang the data out of atari 2600 cartridge?

       

      Regards

      Paul