The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer

Hacking Video Game Consoles: Turn Your Old Videogame Systems Into Awesome New Portables

Hacking Video Game Consoles: Turn Your Old Videogame Systems Into Awesome New Portables Cover

ISBN13: 9780764578069
ISBN10: 0764578065
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Space Invaders and Asteroids are back!

Loved that Atari® when you were a kid? So did Ben Heckendorn — so much, in fact, that he successfully resurrected it as a slim, go-anywhere portable. When Playstation® and Nintendo® aficionados got jealous, he created miniaturized, fully functioning, battery-powered versions of those too. Now it's your turn. Every secret is here — complete instructions, materials lists, tool tips, even advice on finding parts. Just wait 'til they see this at the high school reunion.

Ready? Let's get started

Plans and instructions for building eight handheld, classic video games

  1. Choosing a game system — Atari®, Nintendo®, Super Nintendo®, or Playstation®1
  2. What you'll spend
  3. Electronics and soldering 101
  4. Hacking portable TVs for their screens
  5. Building the case — CNC or freehand?
  6. Yank the cord, install the batteries

Book News Annotation:

According to Heckendorn, with a few tools and a little knowledge you can create portable games on your home workbench. He describes the material and mental tools you will need, including computerized cutting equipment, and the basics of hacking pocket televisions to serve as displays. He then goes through various types of consoles, showing how to rebirth them by hand and also with CNC machinery. His photographs and illustrations literally show the processes step by step, and the results are startlingly professional. He also provides materials and supplies lists complete with vendors, a little bit of thoughtfulness that should be considered by all such manuals.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

  • The first of its kind– a how-to, step-by-step guide for transforming an old Atari, Nintendo, or PlayStation into the coolest portable game system on the planet
  • Brings together two red-hot trends: classic video games and hacking
  • Terrifically appealing to thirtysomethings who are nostalgic for the games of their childhood and unafraid of cracking the console and tinkering with what’ s inside
  • Boasts a strong " be the first on your block" appeal
  • About the Author

    Benjamin Heckendorn is a graphic artist and independent filmmaker who fell in love with Atari at age five. While waiting for New Year's Eve festivities to begin in 1999, Ben decided that if Y2K did not cause the end of life as we know it, he'd find a way to bring back those beloved games of his childhood — and here it is.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction.

    Part I: So You Want to Make a Portable Video Game System, Eh?

    Chapter 1: Choosing a Game Console to Make Portable.

    Chapter 2: Knowing Your Tools.

    Chapter 3: Learning Basic Electronics for Portables.

    Chapter 4: Hacking Pocket Televisions.

    Chapter 5: Using Computerized Cutting Equipment.

    Part II: Making Portable Game Consoles.

    Chapter 6: Making Your Nintendo Entertainment System Portable.

    Chapter 7: Building a Portable Nintendo By Name.

    Chapter 8: Building a Portable Nintendo Using CNC Machinery.

    Chapter 9: Making Your Super Nintendo Entertainment System Portable.

    Chapter 10: Building a Portable Super Nintendo By Hand.

    Chapter 11: Building a Portable Super Nintendo Using CNC Machinery.

    Chapter 12: Making Your Sony PSone Portable.

    Chapter 13: Building a Portable Playstation 1 By Hand.

    Chapter 14: Making a Portable Playstation 1 Using CNC Machinery.

    Chapter 15: Making Your Atari 2600 Portable.

    Chapter 16: Building a Portable Atari 2600 By Hand.

    Chapter 17: Making a Portable Atari 2600 Using CNC Machinery.

    Index.

    What Our Readers Are Saying

    Add a comment for a chance to win!
    Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

    terrencebad, August 15, 2008 (view all comments by terrencebad)
    i love working on these type of projects and train to be electrian now i can study this book but i need money :(
    Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
    Jik, June 1, 2007 (view all comments by Jik)
    The plans discussed in this manual cost a lot more than you think. You need to buy plastic, screens, and the original system. You can now buy gameboy advance for about $20, and PSP and nintendo ds for under $100. Those are both higher quality and cheaper.
    Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
    (2 of 26 readers found this comment helpful)
    View all 2 comments

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764578069
    Subtitle:
    Turn your old video game systems into awesome new portables
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Author:
    Heckendorn, Ben
    Author:
    Heckendorn, Benjamin
    Subject:
    Entertainment & Games - General
    Subject:
    Computer graphics
    Subject:
    Design
    Subject:
    Video & Electronic - General
    Subject:
    Video & Electronic
    Subject:
    Computer games -- Programming.
    Subject:
    Computer: Hardware/General
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    WebSite Associated w/Book
    Series:
    ExtremeTech
    Series Volume:
    16
    Publication Date:
    20050222
    Binding:
    Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    574
    Dimensions:
    9.29x7.55x1.25 in. 2.16 lbs.

    Related Subjects

    Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Games » Video Games

    Hacking Video Game Consoles: Turn Your Old Videogame Systems Into Awesome New Portables
    0 stars - 0 reviews
    $ In Stock
    Product details 574 pages Wiley Publishing - English 9780764578069 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by ,
  • The first of its kind– a how-to, step-by-step guide for transforming an old Atari, Nintendo, or PlayStation into the coolest portable game system on the planet
  • Brings together two red-hot trends: classic video games and hacking
  • Terrifically appealing to thirtysomethings who are nostalgic for the games of their childhood and unafraid of cracking the console and tinkering with what’ s inside
  • Boasts a strong " be the first on your block" appeal
  • spacer
    spacer
    • back to top
    Follow us on...




    Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.