If you have a non-functioning Atari 2600 games console that you would like to breathe a little life into, you may be interested in a new Arduino project which has transformed a retro Atari 2600 into an electronic drink racer and timer.
Check out the video below to see then Cider Racer 2600 project in action which was created by YouTuber “MonkeyBOX Entertainment” for an annual Christmas party.
The project consists of a Atari 2600 fitted with an Arduino Mega microcontoller together with 2 x 4-digit 7-segment displays, some LEDs, wires, and other miscellaneous parts.
A pair of custom coasters were constructed as drink plates using force-sensitive resistors, soft springs, rubber actuators, and three layers of CNC-cut materials: acrylic bottom plate, brushed aluminium center, and acrylic spacer, explains the Arduino blog.
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