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Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:16:40 AM »
I wanted to share this in case anyone is interested.  Etsy seller ItsAllGeek3D has made available 3D printed couplers for the Atari 7800 controllers so you can play games like Robtron 2084 and T!ME Salvo.  You can order them here:  Atari 7800 Controller Coupling W/ Mounting Holes.  These are available in multiple colors if you want anything other than black. 


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Re: Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 13:58:15 PM »
That's really cool. Good way to make that terrible controller actually useful!

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Re: Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 16:55:51 PM »
And significantly cheaper than getting an Eladdin Dual Joystick controller.  As good as those are, they do cost a lot.

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Re: Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 22:51:58 PM »
Very clever indeed.


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Re: Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 00:15:01 AM »
I don't know if you're aware but these are based on a design by Atari from back in the 80's.  Atari never released these but prototypes have been found (they have one at the Video Game Museum in Texas).  So, these are essentially 3D printed versions of that, which is indeed clever.  :)

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Re: Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 03:16:21 AM »
If anyone still wants these, there is a new vendor for them as the original one no longer makes them.  Here is the address:  https://www.vintagecomputercenter.com/product/atari-7800-joystick-coupler

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Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 16:26:22 PM »
Do those slide out of the unit? I recall the original coupler had a ridge on it that acted like a clip

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Re: Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 19:58:38 PM »
These have the clip also.  In fact, if you're not careful if you want to take the controllers out, they will just fly out!

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