Inspired by similar projects featuring pi zero based gameboys,
What it does
Emulates Atari 2600 and some arcade machines. It was supposed to be in an Atari cartridge using a screen, But the screen won't work so we're using a monitor and the cartrage as a controller.
How I built it
Using a raspberry pi zero, small 2.5" adafruit tft. We made a button pad. We soldered a lot and then connected that to the pi. We cut out the Atari Cartridge to fit the screen(Which sadly doesn't work :( ) and the buttons.
Challenges I ran into
We ran into a lot. We had a crunch on time because I spent the whole first day writing an emulator we didn't end up using. I also didn't know how to solder before. We also have a limited amount of knowledge considering we're a group of 2 high school students. The worst part was the screen. It didn't work which kind of ruined the whole thing
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Learned how to solder. Made something that works. Learned C. Had a lot of fun
What I learned
Benny:+-*/ Originally I learned C then wrote an emulator using a tutorial. We couldn't use that because we couldn't get it on the pi. We scrapped that but I learned a lot of C and how Cpus work. Also learned how to solder, and about how wiring works
What's next for Atari Pi
Make it able to emulate the whole 2600 library.
Ran out of time had to submit what we had wrote.