Every once in a while I’ll just type in the word “Astrocade” in Google and see what I find in the deep links. You know, the ones that no one ever clicks because they’re dozens of pages from the top of the searches. I posted a few of these not-at-the-top links to the Bally Alley Yahoo group back in August 2018. I figured that it would be fun to share them here again. It’s fun to find “hidden” Astrocade links!
Bally Astrocade RGB Schematic
I came across this Bally Astrocade RGB schematic by someone named “hotdog6394.” I’ve attached the original file.
Can anyone vouch for this hardware? Does anyone know if this is an original design?
The Bally Astrocade, A True Hidden Gem
Here is a blog post about the Astrocade called “A closer look at the Bally Astrocade, a true hidden gem among game consoles.” This was posted by zadoc on April 11, 2018. The “article” is quite general, but I like the pictures:
Not too bad, right?
Revived Astrocade by drunknretro!
On June 24, 2016, a blog post was written by “drunknretro.” He fixed his Astrocade that had bad video and he shows pictures of the steps that he followed to do it.
It’s always nice to see an Astrocade live again!
Twitter has Astrocade Hashtag?!?
I’m not a Twitter user, but maybe I should join the “fun.” There are several people that use #astrocade. I didn’t expect it to be about the Bally Arcade/Astrocade, but the “tweets” (I hate that word) all seem to belong to the little console that could(n’t).
Does anyone here use this tag on Twitter?
“Meet me in the Astrocade” Lecture (June 2018)
Rachel Weil gave a lecture at the Joy of Coding 2018 conference on June 8, 2018 called “Meet me in the Astrocade: peace, love, and 8-bit hardware hacking.” You can read about it here:
I met Rachel in July of 2018 when she was passing through town. We had a three player game of the homebew game “War” together. Great fun!
3D Moveable Model of Astrocade
Here is a link to a 3D moveable model of an Astrocade:
This is kind of cool. You can move the Astrocade console around in 3D!