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VIDEO: An Atari 2600 Turned Into a Rockin Rave Machine

So you have an old Atari 2600 game console and you're tired of playing the same old 8-bit titles over and over. Why not turn it into a rockin' electronic guitar that will be a huge hit at the next rave?

That's what "chiptune" artist cTrix has done, creating his cTrix Gatari 2600 out of the classic console, three effect pedals for an electric guitar, and a joystick. It's all complied into a guitar-like form factor which he used during a performance at the 2011 Blip Festival in Tokyo. The only aspect of this makeshift instrument that isn't usable is the head stock with was added purely for decoration.

As seen in the video below, the "guitar" uses an EQ pedal, a flanger pedal, and another pedal for whammy, holding notes and more. The joystick is used to switch tracks already programmed onto a custom EPROM-mounted daughter board that’s jammed into the cartridge slot.

This device would be perfect for your New Year's Eve party Saturday night, no?