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RPi 2600 - Atari 2600 Suitcase Multi-Emulator

posted Jul 1, 2013, 10:14 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jul 1, 2013, 10:15 PM ]
From the Raspberry Pi BB:  Nothing too mind blowing technology wise but I wanted to share my latest project - The RPi 2600. I wanted a portable multi-emulator system I could take anywhere. The result is a RPi B running Chameleon with a cheap 7" TFT monitor mounted inside of an old Atari 2600 "woody" case. For you Atari fans out there, don't worry, everything is totally removable and you can swap the old 2600 board right back in.

The RPi B is running the Chameleon multi-emulator ( on a 16GB sdcard. I made a case for it using an old Atari 2600 cartridge "Space War".

The Atari 2600 console case is pretty easy to work with. It only has 4 screws and the motherboard comes out easily in one piece. The only permanent modifications to the case are the 2 hinges in the back and the handle on the front.

The 7" TFT LCD screen is mounted securely via small strips of velcro. It is so light you don't need much and it makes it easy to remove. The RPi cartridge is also attached via a small bit of velcro. To give me more space inside I stuffed the various cords for the screen into a "Combat" Atari cartridge mounted in the console cartridge slot.