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October 29, 2006

Atari Jaguar Portable

at 5:35 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks

On the look for a new project? Why not take an old console gaming system and make it portable. That is exactly what Ben Heckendorn did with the old Jaguar console.

“First off the cartridge slot had to be moved. There’s been several projects like this where I haven’t bothered to change the cartridge slot (SNES portable, Neo Geo) but this I swore I would. Using solder braid for the first time (hard to believe but it’s true) I managed to remove the connector and rewire it with only minimal damage to the small pins. The cartridge slot on the Jag is fairly similar to a computer’s PCI slot. I noticed the cartridge itself only used about half the pins, but I wired them all up anyway. Why not?”

Via: Make