Posted on June 16, 2003
This shows the connector panel, with Atari SIO cable plugged in. Note that I did not use the metal RF shield plate. Because of the shape of the case interior, this would have been unusually difficult to mount sturdily, so I decided not to bother. Also note the miniature PC keyboard laying on top of the computer.
OK, this is the clever part. I wanted to make a dedicated mouse that looked like an Atari game cartridge. I hollowed out a spare Star Raiders cart, and gutted a mini-notebook optical mouse, and made it fit. This took a lot of fine grinding and hole nibbling, but the results are effective, appealing, and 100% functional!
The finished product. I installed it with Windows 98SE, APE (Atari Peripheral Emulator), and WinDVD. Also, for fun, I installed "drempels" for a psychedelic desktop.
I also installed Atari Arcade Classics 1 & 2, Williams Arcade Classics, along with a Griffin Powermate knob as a controller for Tempest.