Atari Night Driver Cockpit Restoration

Night driver cockpit

Power Supply

I’ve always been a fan of rebuilding the original power supplies that came with these machines – linear supplies are clean, easy to work on, make sense, and just have love.  As time has worn on, however, it’s becoming increasingly clear that protecting the electronics on the motherboard by ensuring good power can/should take priority.  […]

Integration: Getting the Parts Inside

Getting everything into the cabinet wasn’t too bad.  First, we got the monitor in and bolted down.  This sounds easy but when you see the situation it looks like there is no way that 23” monitor will fit in there.  It turns out the trick is that you really have to maneuver the monitor inward […]


So now we have all the major parts in the cabinet, and really badly want to turn it on, play the game – right?  Well, yes – but – I’m an engineer, and one thing I’ve learned over the years is that no matter how careful you are mistakes can (and do) happen.  This is […]