Since it’s an odd numbered year I have an urge to build some Atari 2600 portables again. For some reason I always do fairly difficult projects on even years, so I guess this is my go-between.
Paper mockup of the Rev 5.1, with size reference items around it.
The idea I came up with is a VCSp Revision 5.1. It’s styled somewhat on the old classic Rev 5, which was the model I believe I built the most of (even slightly more than the Phoenix). Here are the specs on this concept unit:
- 7″ x 4.2″ x 1″ in size.
- Runs off (4) AA batteries.
- 3.5″ color TFT screen, like the Phoenix.
- Player 2 port, headphone jack and wall power adapter.
- Left and right difficulty switches.
- Paddle controller.
So my question is, would anyone be interested in one of these? I’d be willing to make a decent number of them, say 50, if there was sufficient demand. I’ve done up a few numbers and now believe I could sell this for $300, if a person traded in or sent me an Atari 2600 4-switch.
Let me know so I can consider it, thanks!