Colecovision portable

colecovision

Ben Heckendorn has been busy this holiday season. His latest project is cramming the guts of a Colecovision into a portable case. The project was commissioned, otherwise he probably wouldn’t have tackled it. The first bit of weirdness he found was the use of +12V, +5V, -5V lines to power the console. To get the board to fit in a smaller space he “flattened” it, remounting the components so they have a lower profile. The screen and case are standard issue Ben Heck, which he admits he can pretty much build with his eyes closed now. All told, it still looks great, but Ben says he isn’t going to be repeating this project any time soon because of the complexity involved.

[thanks HK-47]

Comments

  1. bumsk says:

    good mod! well done.

    I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST COMMENT FOR 2006!!!

  2. bumsk says:

    good mod! well done.

    I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST COMMENT FOR 2006!!!

  3. Bob says:

    12:01 good job

  4. ravuya says:

    Excellent! It’s about time he did this wonderful machine. Too bad he won’t do another; I think an ADAM portable in the style of his Atari 800 laptop would be sufficiently awesome.

  5. Alan says:

    Amazing hack, I can only imagine the number of hours it took.

  6. Giles says:

    the picture of the wiring half way down is amazing. nice job.

  7. strider_mt2k says:

    re-mounting components is a pain in the arse, but you can’t argue with the incredible results!
    Well done!

  8. Kazuko says:

    This is a very good mod. The end results were fabulous and it looks very professionally made. Very nice job with this one.

  9. 0x1d3 says:

    I wonder how much it cost the person that bought it. That truely is amazing though. He is my god.

  10. usbcd36 says:

    Very nice! Makes me want to finish my N64 one more now!

  11. John Vols says:

    awsome mod. well done mate!

    John Vols
    http://www.romplay.com

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