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1980's Atari Pole Position PC mod

DaMulta

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Project Logs
Work in progress ideas are more than welcome.


I would like to say thanks to Cyber who got me out working on this old box.

First off it was well buried LOL

And need to get all the guts out of course before I can even start thinking about how to do what inside.









Door rads should fit right on, or anything else I might want to install



I could rig these up to an old controller for racing games....thinking about it


Money box is being a pain to remove


All this has to come out


Monitor 4 screws and it popped out VERY EASY steering well and gear shit also the same way.


Old school Hmmm could replace with new



Test fit with a 24'' lcd might use a 19 for this dont know yet....



More to come first day

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latest updates
03-16-2009, 03:16 PM


A little help from old tires LOL


Cut me a hole






Sub fits JUST RIGHT!!

In between the cubit is a channel for speaker wire/ echo for bass




Going to keep the original outside as much as possible. Still debating it, but I think it's the right idea.....

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03-16-2009, 08:30 PM
Installed


Space


wires to front


Hmmm on top



LET ME JUST SAY OMG

OMG

and OMG

IT POUNDS HARD

Really I have never hear that 5.1 system sound so good. I'm highly impressed with this old cabinet so far.
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03-30-2009, 03:31 AM

Ok funds have been slowing this down....


Plans

I am painting it black. Old school is going out the window.

Now I want to make this a AMD Machine. I'm thinking of Ruby on the back, and a spider on the side. I want some kind of window to look into the machine to see the hardware, and thinking of making a giant falling rez ontop of the machine....

Also I would like to find some PCI-E ribbon extenders for this mod.

OR

AMD in a 2 level res one to trace out AMD and behind it the other color to balance out the logo.


I'm thinking of having a sticker made IDK....or drawing it in some fashion....


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Old 04-02-2009, 09:26 PM
Found some cash to buy a can of paint today.....only did one side so far.

Speaker cables I was talking about are the rear.....

Anyways as you can see it's going to have to be sanded down from the primer paint.



The bubbles are from the duck tape that I thought I had removed....
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Update
04-14-2009


My lights for running boards:)

I think they are going to work great

The new 24'' LCD installed


in action

From behind

PS3 test machine
 
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Can't wait!!! Want to see more!!! I bet the kid is loving it!!!
 

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He wants me to fix Tron which needs a new tube. The tube in this one worked....So I'm going to put the tube in that one. Then He gets a new table in his room/ which is also the old game tron. Should work out good. He could care less about this mod lol It's cold out there he says.
 
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Nice mate! hope it works out! cant wait to see more
 

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Hardest part is thinking about room for mouse and keyboard. I want to put doors on this and install a 5.1 system in it LOL. It's going to be LOUD I already know LOL.

Mouse anb keyboard about to go out there and see what I can do.....Might want to make one of those fold over table for my lap in it....Hmmmm
 
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Idea: mod a wheel to be hot swappable for racing games and what not.
 

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I think I could make the original shifter and wheel work. By just cutting up an old PC controller and wiring it up.

Good Idea!!!
 
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good idea , nice chose , go do it
 
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Subscribed.

Looks like a sweet mod. Can't wait to see some more progress! :toast:
 
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That Is AWESOME DaMulta can't wait to see it when its done!
 

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Test Run Only(hdtv Hulu Laptop)


LOL




I have not seen the dust till just now with the cam flash



Also wish I could pull this sticker and put it on a new sheet....


Damn it's tight





no flash

what u really see, but u can see the sticker....



TEST RUN ONLY
 
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Great stuff D looking forward to seeing how this pans out. :toast::D
 
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nice project,, tons of room & so many ways to go about it,, I am thinking, I'll be watching for sure.
 

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It would be easy to make too. Just 3 sheets of ply wood and a little bit of planing.

IDK about the keyboard and mouse.....

About to work on it a bit then go to sleep for a while.
 

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this is seriously one of the coolest projects i've ever seen.
 
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This is really cool so far...What all are you planning to do?
 

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Come on DaMulta, you know you want to really:D

 

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Looking forward to the updates here, Nice job DaMulta.
 
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//subscribed

Great job so far D!
 

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oh damn I had an old logitech wheel that the pedals stopped working on (cable to the wheel itself went bad i think), if I can find it, you want it to do a little custom rigging on?
 
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Monitor 4 screws and it popped out VERY EASY steering well and gear shit also the same way.
Lol, gear shit.

Also excellent work, subscribed and can't wait to see how this pans out!