Emulate the legendary Altair 8800 on your Arduino Mega

The Altair 8800 is one of the most important machines in computer history and many consider it to be the first personal computer. But not many computer users today would recognize it as such. At release, it couldn’t even output video and users could only interact with the Altair 8800 through a terminal or the front panel. Now you can relive history by emulating an Altair 8800, complete with front panel, on your Arduino Mega.

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Exceeds Expectations: New Atari VCS Tear-Down & Ryzen-Powered Console

We’re taking apart the brand new Atari VCS console from 2021 / 2020. The Atari VCS remake is a small gaming box with an AMD Ryzen SOC and, just maybe, some potential.

We’ll be separately reviewing this Atari VCS to see whether it’s worth it. The box is actually pretty interesting, as it can be customized with a new OS and is somewhat upgradeable by the user. It’s a lot more than we expected under the shell — but our expectations were that it’d house a Raspberry Pi-style PCB. In reality, the VCS has had a lot more effort go into it than we expected, so that’s a good start. We’ll have to test it and use it for the review to determine whether it makes any sense to buy, of course.

The Atari VCS Can Play PS2, Gamecube, PSP & Wii Games! It’s just a Ryzen PC

The all-new Atari VCS is more powerful than I thought, It can actually Play PS2, Gamecube, PSP, and Even Wii Games at full speed! The Atari VS is powered by an AMD Ryzen 1606G APU with built-in Radeon Vega 3 graphics and it comes with either 4GB or 8 Gb of ram so basically it’s just an AMD mini PC! I installed a 250Gb m.2 SSD and install windows 10 pro on this thing and not bad a all! In this video we test out some PSP games using PPSSPP, some Gamecube and Wii games using the Dolphin emulator and even some PS2 games using PCSX2 and the results are amazing. So is it worth $299? $279 for the base unit at Walmart, are you going to pick one up?

I Finally Got my Atari VCS! (Console Review)

UPDATE: The issues with downloading Vol. 2 have been resolved, at least in my case. I’m fully aware this video may not age well. So, I guess I was at the top of the shipping pallet, because I got my VCS less than 24 hours after they started shipping. I was the first person to post online that I had one, and Atari actually tweeted my photo as a result. This is a bite-sized review of my honest day one experience. I did not get to talk about everything I wanted to, but I did what I could.