5/27/08 - Is the world coming to an end?!
- No... an update to the site isn't one of the signs of the apocalypse. But after an eternity, I am adding a new project: The Cheeperoids controller. Well, it's not so much a "new" project, but rather an update to a very, very old one.
3/15/07 - An update?!
8/7/04 - If Apple can have switchers...
7/2/04 - More mods, more fun!
6/21/04 - And even more then...
- I've completely revamped "The Atari 2600 video mod comparison project".
All of the tests have been re-run (with better results) and I've
added a new mod which blows the competition away! Although it'll
blow your wallet away, too.
12/14/02 - And then...
- Another whole lot of nothing, for a real long time. But,
I am gradually chipping away at the new "how-to"
guides. Look for them in January or February. Really. This time
- Meanwhile, I've started another project. One of the questions
I see pop up on classic gaming forums fairly often is "how
do I modify my Atari 2600 so the video looks better?".
So, with that in mind, I've started "The Atari 2600 video mod comparison project".
The name pretty much says it all. (And what the name doesn't
say, is described on the project page in excruciating detail.)
6/21/02 - Getting back to basics
- Well, after a lot of thought, I've decided to return to the
original intent behind this whole thing. I'm no longer going
to build controllers for sale. Why? Well, hacking together a
one-off arcade controller can be a fun project, and a great hobby.
But when you have to start designing stuff so you can build them
over and over again without sucking up all of your time
and money, it stops becoming a hobby and starts becoming a chore.
I didn't want that to happen, since I still have some things
I want to build for myself.
So, I decided to go back to what I'd originally intended to do
when I designed the Cheep Spinner
- build what I want, and post up the plans for anyone else interested
in building their own. New and easier plans for the Cheep
Spinner are on the way, as are plans for the Hackball.
When I get it finished, I'll also post up plans for the Control Freak. I have all of the parts,
I just need to get someone to handle the woodworking end of things.
I'll make everything as step-by-step as possible, so almost anyone
can build their own Cheep controls.
Anyway, I'd like to thank the people who coughed up the money
and bought Spinners. I've sold the last of them, so there's nothing
left on the Buy Something
Cheep page. I think they're a worthwhile project to build,
and in the end, I think that's more rewarding than just buying
one that someone else put together. I know that when people write
me to say they're building their own based on my plans, I get
a bigger kick from that than I do when someone wants to just
pay me to do it for them.
- Old updates moved to the News Archives
on the Cheep Info
page. Go there now to see how seldom and pathetic the updates
have been in the past!