What the Book is About
Consoles" is a book that instructs you on taking your old videogame
consoles (specifically, the Atari 2600, NES 8-bit, SNES 16-bit or PSone)
and turning them into portable versions of themselves that play all the
original game cartridges/discs. These new configurations include built-in
screens, controls and rechargeable battery packs.
The basic steps involved
in the process are:
the portables out of plastic, aluminum, acrylic or wood. These cases
are either built by hand using printed templates (included) or by CNC
(computer numerical controller) machinery. (More on this in the
Advantages in making your
the classic consoles and games with a new generation of gamers (such
as your kids) in an interesting and exciting way.
your portable creation at work/school/North Pole Expedition and amaze
everyone with your portable-building prowess!
"work bench" project/hack you can finish -because everything is already designed and thought out for
you, along with troubleshooting!
techniques and information from the book to create your own custom
portable projects of the systems.
Consoles" also includes chapters on basic electronics, tools and
soldering techniques, so when terms and procedures come up during the
later project chapters you'll be familiar with the terminology and what
you're being instructed to do.
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