DS-inspired Atari 2600 Portable

 - Dec 22, 2006   Updated: Apr 21 2011
References: benheck & techeblog
Ben Heck has released a step by step guide to building your own retro handheld. This DS-inspired portable plays vintage Atari games.

Implications - The clever handheld gaming device features a slimmed down Atari 2600 motherboard that still functions. This means that you can play all your favorite games from way back in the day without needing to cart around an old and archaic Atari console that needs to be hooked up to a television. Who wouldn't want to play Asteroids on the bus or in class without anyone being the wiser? This retrofitted blast from the past is one seriously cool piece of custom hardware, and I think it goes without saying that I want one of my own.