Posts tagged "Leako (homemade ColecoVision)"

The Leako project is my attempt at making a ColecoVision clone using surface-mount parts. The goal was to learn about how computer architecture works, and also to play Time Pilot again.

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Make Your Own ColecoVision At Home (Part 4 - Quadrature Controllers)

We got conventional ColecoVision “hand” controllers working well in the last entry. I’ve never used any of the ColecoVision’s more exotic controllers before; will they work properly on my clone machine, even though I didn’t really understand them?

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Make Your Own ColecoVision At Home (Part 3 - Joystick Fix)

In the last entry, I was left with a working ColecoVision-compatible board, albeit one with a very stuttery controller that would only work when connected to what I thought was the second controller port. Let’s fix that, and then enjoy the cheapo ColecoVision games that I spent all this effort building this thing for in the first place.

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Make Your Own ColecoVision At Home (Part 2 - Assembly)

The boards for the homemade ColecoVision clone project have arrived. It’s been a long haul of finger-burning fun to get the console assembled, but will it ever be able to play a cartridge?

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Make Your Own ColecoVision At Home (Part 1 - Design)

When I found some cheap ColecoVision cartridges in the junk bin at the flea market, I knew I had to save them from whatever fate awaited them after the junk bin. How would I play them? Today’s old-ColecoVision prices are ridiculous, so I started building one instead.

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