The Atari 2600 CE (Compact Edition/Complete Entertainment) is a portable Atari 2600 being made by Larry Ziegler. He has designed and modified custom-made cases for his project to make sure all of the components will fit in perfectly with no wasted space. This process involves making a wax mould, then plaster, then making clay test pieces and finally the plastic case. He has also made the control buttons.
Larry has also designed and built a custom PCB after many designs and has managed to come up with a board that is much smaller than that of the Atari 2600 Junior. A few prototype PCBs have been made so far. A small screen will also be used on this console.
While it all seems like a lot of work, Larry is making sure the final product will be perfect so it will save a lot of time when mass-producing. This is a very exciting project. It will be great to see the final product.
More details will be posted at Console Database when the portable in completed.
Find out more at Larry’s Site.
This handheld is a custom made job by Larry Ziegler and is not endorsed by or affiliated with the parent company of origin. Pictures courtesy of Larry Ziegler.
Platform: Atari 2600 Video Computer System.