Basically this portable will be a portable Flashback 2 with cart slot. Looking to have all the features of a normal Atari built in. Including all the switches and joystick port.
So far the Flashback Portable is working quite well. Cart mod, chopped down, video working, audio working, and it runs off of 4 rechargeable AA batteries (4.8V) with no voltage conversions.
The first Work In Progress video so far. This portable will be featured in a couple videos as I hope this will drum up more traffic for the site.
So I am waiting on the parts for the electronics I will work on the case a bit. The case is made out of aluminum bar that is 1/16″ thick. Bent it with a sheet metal break then epoxied the wood front on top.
Going to buy a 3.5″ screen for the portable as the 2.5″ screen is tiny.
This is a work in progress for my Flashback portable I have been working on. Part two. It is 100% working on the electrical side. Case construction will be finished when I get the new 3.5″ screen and redo the screen hole. A couple switches need to be mounted and the like but its close to being done.
Done with the electronics for the Flashback Portable. 3.5″ LCD finally came state side. Next step I have to do is to stick the guts into the case.
Finally got that blasted 3.5″ screen in. From now on I am sticking with AEIcomp. Sure its more expensive but the screen quality is better and shipping only takes a couple days. Anyways on to the case!
Man that 3.5″ screen looks TO big now haha.
The second player port. Took awhile to file that slot out but it looks nice. Needs a bit more sanding before I finish the case out.
That is the headphone jack. Right next to it will be a knob for volume and the B/W switch. I am going to try to finish up the case tomorrow. Just need to cut a couple more holes and then polish the aluminum up and lacquer the wood. There is some internal stuff to build so I will try to get that done tomorrow to.
The Flashback portable is almost done. Should be finished in about a week.
The metal tabs are going to be drilled then tapped so the back wooden panel can attach to the case.
The d-pad and buttons.
Controls installed today. The screen isn’t not turning on however. Hoping its not broken.
After some delays and broken screens it is finally done.
The final pictures.
The portable sports a 1000mAh battery for an average battery life of around 6-8 hours. Around 40 built in games and a cart slot that can play 90% of all Atari 2600 games.