I will be taking a vacation from 6/26/2024 until 7/7/2024. Our son’s 18th birthday and graduation parties are here and my wife is completing her radiation therapy for breast cancer. If you place an order, it will be completed in the order received after July 7th.

Thank you all for you well wishes and patronage, have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Order Updates, June 18, 2024

I have just two orders left, which will be completed before the end of the week. Thank you everyone for your patience. I do have parts on hand for a mix of 4 single stick and 1 dual stick controllers. I have parts on order for 8 more controllers, but that takes about 11 days to arrive. I am going to update the inventory for actual controller availability and you can always back order controllers.

Happy shopping!

Controller Build Update

Thank you everyone for your recent orders. I only have parts for 5 or so parts left on hand to complete the twelve (12!) orders that came through the amazing review on Youtube!

I have ordered new parts, they should be in around April 20-23, 2024.

In more serious news, my wife is in surgery for the treatment of breast cancer, so I won’t be able to fulfill orders the week of April 15-20, 2024. Hoping everything turns our well, I’ll know in a couple of hours how it all went. If all goes well, I can start to catch up on orders, if not, it may be a while before orders ship.

Thank you for your continued support and keeping Tiffany in your thoughts would be appreciated!

-David Nelson

Shopping is Back!

Brought back my shopping page. Click above or browse below for current products and services. I am trying not to spread myself too thin, so the selection is limited, and as always, I am open to crazy and zany projects.

Still Alive and Kicking

Have not posted much here, but I am very much alive and selling Atari 5200 controllers and taking on bizarre projects for anyone who wants to tempt me.

If you would like more timely posts, visit my Youtube, what’s on my workbench:

I have over 276 videos up, so please take a look and subscribe if you like what you see. Some day I will crack 500 subscribers. T’is a wee channel.

Inflation and Update

Sadly, due to cost increases in the parts, I had to increase the 5200 controller conversion to $119. The main component, the Jaguar controller, has increased quite a bit.

I am also working on a from scratch, analog controller for the 5200, using my new benchtop CNC. Hopefully, this will be a similar price point. I hope to be testing in a few weeks.

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year to everyone! I am still making 5200 controllers. I am trying to stay away from getting back into any major mod work, but if you have anything really interesting, you can contact me via the Request a Quote Page or e-mail me at retro at cyberphreak dot com.

I have been working on trying to come up with a drive/cart dump solution to the Tiger Learning Computer, but this little sucker is just fighting me.

Ahh, the Tiger Learning Computer

I am learning a lot, but still not where I want to be. I am cutting plain copper right now to make a proper card extender. The original did not work.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe new year and we get past the troubles we have been living through for the past 2 years.

-David Nelson

June 2021 Updates

Turns out my poor MySQL server was just overtaxed with the Woo Commerce plugin that used to run my commerce, since I pared down to 1 product, the Atari 5200 controller, it was just overkill anyway, so now I just have a simple cart. My apologies to anyone who has tried to order, I am not sure how long it was messed up. I always keep at least one controller in stock, but even if I have to order parts, it takes less than a week.
I am keeping up with my What’s On My Workbench over on Youtube, where I had a chance to play with a A’can from 1995!

Happy retro gaming everyone!