Vintage & Retro Computer Project
Rescue, Repair & Relive Yesterdays Technology

Todays Date: April 23, 2024

RETRO DATE: Late 80’s Early 90’s

ATARI 2600 WOODY

The Atari 2600, initially branded as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) from its release until November 1982, is a home video game console developed and produced by Atari, Inc.

Released in September 1977, it popularized microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on swappable ROM cartridges, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976. The VCS was bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a game cartridge—initially Combat and later Pac-Man.

Atari

2600 Woody

History

One of the very first games consoles I owned as a child was the Atari 2600 woody. This has now become a true classic and still retains its value in history as a ground breaking console as well as a revival in financial terms.

Alot of yesterday’s technology costs more than when it was new. I remember having a large box full of Atari joysticks as we went through these like a hot knife through butter. Even though the graphics are basic compared to todays standards, the games, gameplay and memories are uncomparable.

One of my favourite cartridges was COMBAT. 

EBAY LISTING:

Atari 2600 AV modified – No TV Tuning required / ON/OFF light installed

Refurbished Joysticks and Paddle Set

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*ATARI FLASHBACK VIDEO CONSOLE WITH 60 GAMES*

This console has been professionally upgraded by a custom designed solution to provide a Composite AV output incorporating the latest in SMD technology and surface size to minimise all noise and video imperfections.

It is fully compatible with any TV or Monitor with PAL or NTSC Composite Video Input terminals, so no tuning is ever  necessary and looks completely original.

It is installed discretely with no hard modification to the console and provides the best video and sound performance available in the world.

ACCESSORIES & UPGRADES

ACCESSORIES
&
UPGRADES

COMPOSITE VIDEO MOD

This modification to the Atari motherboard involved disconnecting the RF modulator and installing this pcb and making mods to some of the resistors.

The end result is a modification that allows you to use your Atari 2600 on modern tv sets via a scart connector.

This also improves the picture quality to a more sharper image.

UNO 2600 CARTRIDGE

This Cart works on the atari 2600 and will play games loaded from an sd card. It will play just about all games even homebrew one’s.

When you turn on the atari with the cart plugged in you will be presented with a menu, to use the menu just use a joystick to select the game and press the fire button.

UNO 2600 CARTRIDGE

This Cart works on the atari 2600 and will play games loaded from an sd card. It will play just about all games even homebrew one’s.

When you turn on the atari with the cart plugged in you will be presented with a menu, to use the menu just use a joystick to select the game and press the fire button.

Summary

I am unable to put a number of hours I spent on this console as a child but it was a lot!

The graphics were very basic, but at the time the game play and imagination were all you needed, and as we found out, and endless supply of joysticks.

We had so much fun on this console. 

Atari 2600 Woody Composite Video Mod

Atari 2600 Jnr Composite Video Mod

Atari UnoCart 2600