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Baffatari 2600

Atari 2600 Expansion Board for Baffa-2 Homebrew Microcomputer

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"Baffatari" is the codename for the Baffa Atari 2600 board that allows you to run atari games on a computer with a 6502 CPU. It is currently part of the setup that allows the Baffa-2 to run programs like an Apple-1.

Baffa-2 is an educational and personal project with the aim of understanding how computers work through 80's 8-bit commercial machine designs. It has a modular concept with boards that can be combined to develop your own design and configuration.
More info: https://hackaday.io/project/183266-baffa-2-homebrew-microcomputer

Baffa-6502 is a subproject of Baffa-2 to create a new series of boards around the 6502 CPU architecture. This allows a new group of  retro computers to explore in my project.

The first "setup" is an Apple -1 that runs Atari 2600 games (like CP/M that runs Colecovision) and is still in development. For now, I was able to test the new Atari 2600 card for the Baffa-6502 (Codename  "Baffatari" 2600)

More info: http://baffa-6502.baffasoft.com.br and https://baffatari.baffasoft.com.br/


I am proud to say that this project is sponsored by PCBWay.

  • Loading Games from Cartridge or SDCard

    Augusto Baffa07/10/2022 at 12:33 0 comments

    For now, I can load games only by listing (hex code) via terminal, but I've designed two ways to load games on my apple-1 replica/baffatari.

    If you have an Unocart or old cartridges, you can use the backplane's peripheral port to attach a cartridge expansion. This allows you to run games directly from the cartridge.

    But, there is the option to load the games via SDCARD... The SDCard board is based on P-LAB's "Apple-1 microSD storage card".

    Both boards will be available soon... Can't wait to post videos showing them working :)

  • Loading a Game using Woz Monitor for the Apple-1

    Augusto Baffa07/03/2022 at 06:07 0 comments

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