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Old 11th May 2014, 3:30 PM   #1
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Default Point to point PONG!

Hi all,
As a follow up to my point to point wired transistor clock I thought that it would be fun to try and build a replica of the original Atari Pong video game using the same point to point wiring method.
This proved to be quite an exercise as one bad connection would lead to the whole thing not working, and there are thousands of connections!

I will let the pictures do the talking:






























And to prove that it does work:



The whole thing took ~3 months to complete including the machining of the poly carbonate case. I used a combination of mostly ttl and some cmos ICs.
All that is left to do now is complete the casings for both hand controllers.

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Old 12th May 2014, 8:19 AM   #2
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That's so freakin' cool The exposed wiring and overall finish looks awesome, well done
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Old 12th May 2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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Looks fantastic! Great job.
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Old 13th May 2014, 7:10 PM   #4
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Man that is really nice looking, well worth the effort.
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Old 14th May 2014, 8:04 PM   #5
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HOLY SHIT

Somewhere about mum's place I have an original pong kit that uses similar chips (but on a PCB).

I bought the kit from a electronics place in Hornsby (Sydney) and built it with my dad.

Gosh I need to find that thing... it's in a document archive box (for a case) as that was the way that they got the kit price down low enough to be viable.

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Old 14th May 2014, 8:06 PM   #6
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Insulated wire? weak.

Just kidding, that's crazy!
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Old 14th May 2014, 8:14 PM   #7
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for those who love discrete logic -> http://www.worldphaco.com/uploads/LAWN_TENNIS.pdf
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Old 15th May 2014, 7:19 PM   #8
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So, what's next next now Gil?
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Old 15th May 2014, 7:32 PM   #9
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Man, there is a LOT of work in that, you must have the patience of a saint. Awesome work!

Had enough soldering for awhile I guess?
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Old 15th May 2014, 8:33 PM   #10
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Is there a NTSC/PAL/similar video generation chip? (the .pdf is taking forever to download...)

EDIT: Loaded... and nope, but the circuit for that part is pretty cool.

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Old 15th May 2014, 8:35 PM   #11
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Can't believe the amount of wiring involved. Well done, that's an incredible effort, I'm staggered
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And on the 8th day, God created MAME
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Are you suggesting that even God emulates what v8ltd has done with his bare hands?? Good call!
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Old 16th May 2014, 5:05 AM   #14
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Correct me if I'm wrong - but are all those leads soldered directly onto the IC's without using sockets?
If so - damn dude, that's awesome. One dodgy IC and that's alot of repair!

Pong on 50" TV. Awesome.

Well done all round! I'm impressed
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Have you got a wiring diagram?
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