Friday, March 31, 2006

Atari 2600 "keypad matrixer"

This morning I made a "keypad matrixer" for Atari 2600. Basically, it is like the circuit for the Atari keypad without the keys. It has two 12 pin headers, to connect whatever you want.

Why would I do such a thing? Well, Paul Slocum's Synthcart program uses the keypads as a controller for calling beats and changing the pitch of the two voices... with this thing, it will be easier just to try out an idea for controlling the Synthcart. Tilts, lights buttons, toggles etc etc. I have two copies of the Synthcart.


The Bark Petition said...

Any update on this? I've got a couple of 2600s that I want to put to use, and Synthcart seems like a good use!