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I have decapped and posted some pics of a GI AY-3-8800-1 that LN sent me.

I have an AY-3-8500-1 from my own Hanimex 777 pong game that I got for Christmas '76 or '77 (it was B&W and didn't have the gun). The case and PCB are gone, but I still have the IC and potentiometers. I've been meaning to decap the chip, but just haven't gotten around to it. I couldn't find any die shots with a quick Google search, so I'll do it in the next few days.

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Cool, I just got an Ajax TG-621 really cheap, like USD30 or so. Problem is right now that none of the analog TV:s
I have will tune to it correctly, the auto scan just misses it. I need to buy a TV set with a tuner knob I guess
Or maybe the tuner has gone bad. As it has its own speaker I can hear the pong sounds when it is in auto serve mode so it works. smile

I'd be happy to hook the Ajax up once we have a working 8500, I just don't know how to get there from the die pics.


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I posted a pic of the AY-3-8500-1 die: http://seanriddledecap.blogspot.com/

There's a little plastic stuck on it that I'll clean off with nitric acid when it gets warmer. Then I'll whink it to remove the top metal layer.

I have a much larger pic (17K x 18K pixels) for anyone who needs it.

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oh WOW.
If you need some of the others, I have a few others in that series from the old hannimex carts.

(from http://www.pong-story.com/gi.htm)
AY-3-8603 (-1) 1976 Roadrace: Two car racing games
AY-3-8610 (-1) 1977 Improved version of the 8600 with 2 target shooting games

And others, these are just OTOH

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I got a cheap G&W Donkey Kong Jr, should currently be on the way to sean's secret laboratory. Of the lcd handheld games I remember, this one was my favourite.

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Cool!

I finally got around to dumping those 8" floppies that came with the COP400 Product Development System docs: http://www.seanriddle.com/cop400pds.html

So I'll jump back on the Sharp SM5. IgorRus gave me info on how he dumped the Soviet version, and I'm hopeful that will work on these.

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Originally Posted By seanriddle
Three more: Castle Toy Co. Einstein (Simon clone) has a COP421, so that should be easy to dump. Tandy Baseball has a PIC1650A- maybe I can dump this one; I know Kevin can. Atari Touch Me has an AMI chip labeled C10745. I haven't checked the pinout yet to see if it's standard or custom.
This is from a long while ago, so I won't bite you if you can't remember. Is the C10745 chip from another version of Touch Me?(older?) The one you dumped was a PIC1655.

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Yeah, I've got 2 Atari Touch Me games. They both look identical except for the color. Both are labeled "Model BH-100" on the back. The PIC version is yellow, while the AMI version is orange. The PIC PCB says Model BH-100 GI CO13233 Rev 2 Atari W 1979 (the W is the Warner logo) and the AMI PCB says Model BH-100 C013150 Rev 6 Atari (no W) 1979.

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I added basic support for PIC1655 and PIC1650 MCU cores and started working on the PIC16 handheld driver.

added/playable so far:
- Ideal Maniac
- Lakeside Le Boom
- GAF Melody Madness
- Atari Touch Me

screenshots here: https://imgur.com/a/T1KJE

I'm currently working on Tiger Rocket Pinball. There are no videos on youtube of this handheld. Can someone make a recording?
*edit* same goes for Tiger Half Court Basketball/Sears Electronic Basketball.

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Thanks! Since I can dump the PICs electronically I didn't decap them, but I'll have to put the games back together. I should be able to post some vids tonight.

I got the DK JR and pinned out the switch connections. I need to build a rig to figure out the LCD pinout. I'm not sure if it has an SM510 or SM511. I assume SM511 because the piezo is only connected to one pin, but I don't hear a melody while playing the game.

I also got a Radio Shack Think Fast, but it's got a glob, so I'm guessing it'll be an unknown processor like Lights Out has.

And I've got a Quiz Wiz Challenger coming.

I'm adding links to full-size die shots: http://seanriddledecap.blogspot.com/

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