" Design. Build. Play! "

 

Within the depths of this site you will find new hardware, various technical and non-technical material related to the Vectrex, many detailed "How-To's" for your building pleasure, current projects that other Vectrex enthusiasts and myself are working on, tons of archived historical information and pictures, and much much more. Go get your Woobie and a cup-o-Joe! Then sit down and start absorbing the vast resources of this site.

 

 


5 Inch CRT
by Fred Konopaska

Add a 5" CRT to your Vectrex!

I added a bunch of stuff to the Preserves section that you might want to have a look at. (12/15)
Color Passport Magazine
Vectrex Press Kit
Japanese Vectrex
Sealed GCE Vectrex
HyperDrive Controller (updated)
Reproduction Vectrex Carrying Bag

and also to the VecTech section
Quiet Vectrex (How-To)


!!!
VECTORCADE PRODUCTION HAS BEEN PUT ON TEMPORARY HOLD !!!

(See Details HERE)


Reproduction Vectrex Overlays
by Mark Naninck
A promising new Vectrex project that shows potential of delivering very high quality reproduced overlays
http://www.dymium.com/vectrex/
Unconfirmed Price for each overlay is Eur. 4 (US $ ?)

VECTORCADE

Vectrex Digital Arcade Controller

[ UPDATE: As of 01/30/02, Only 25 left! Get 'em while they are still available. ]

Vectorcade is an all new original www.PlayVectrex.com digital arcade controller for your Vectrex!

It's robust construction and beautiful finish make it a classic gamer's dream come true. Collectors can also appreciate its value considering only 50 unique units (serialized, & signed) will be made. Production of the Vectorcade will shut down on 9/1/2002 regardless of the number created.

Taking orders now.

3D Visor (PROTO)

by Eddie K.
Eddie has been working hard on Revision C. of the 3D visor design. Go scope out the rad 3D prototype he's constructed using a special "3D" printer. How's that for using your noodle? ;)
HyperDrive Controller
by Steve Bender
If you haven't seen it before, check it out.
3D Visor
by Eddie K.
Revision B. of the 3D visor design is Here which has added a mount for the motor as well as a drill hole for the photo-transistor. More details to come...
Updated Endcap Prep
Modified Vectrex Lightpen
(MVLP)
[UPDATE] Theodore Mason has suggested an alternative preparation for the endcap so you will not need to secure the cable with hotglue in a later step. By cutting a square hole in the endcap and a slit down one side, the endcap can be flexed open to accept the square cable strain relief. Once the endcap is snapped into the end of the marker casing, the cable will be locked in place without the need for hotglue.
T. Mason's 3D Goggle Archive
by Theodore Mason
[UPDATED]
Theodore Mason has built a working set of 3D goggles using the original 3D imager circuitry which was traced out by Zack Ethridge back in 1995. The goggles are comprised of a homemade visor, color wheel, and etched pcb. Go to T. Mason's 3D Goggle Archive page to learn more.

Driving Adapter
by Brett Walach
Included in a ZIP file are 2 paper schematic designs for an Atari Driving Controller to Vectrex Adapter, along with all of the necessary data sheets for components used. This is a WIP due to the fact that neither circuit has actually been tested on a real Vectrex...please let me know if they work!

VECTORCADE

Vectrex Digital Arcade Controller

Vectorcade is an all new original www.PlayVectrex.com digital arcade controller for your Vectrex!

It's robust construction and beautiful finish make it a classic gamer's dream come true. Collectors can also appreciate its value considering only 50 unique units (serialized, & signed) will be made. Production of the Vectorcade will shut down on 9/1/2002 regardless of the number created.

Taking orders now.

   
3D Visor
by Eddie K.
Eddie K. is working on recreating a 3D imager similar to the original which will house the original 3D imager circuitry design. Here is an initial drawing Eddie has done. More details to come...

WT the Font (TTF)
by Bill Hudson (OddClock)

Western Technologies True Type Font with logos, and Jay Smith character.
Updated Errors
Modified Vectrex Lightpen
(MVLP)
Dimension on mvlp_protoboard_big.gif wrong, all pictures ok - Length of protoboard should have been 3.000" instead of 2.800".

Dimension on mvlp_phototrans.jpg wrong, text was correct - The lens of the phototransistor should be 0.5" away from the edge of the circuit board, not the base of the phototransistor as the picture shows. One reason to do as I say, not as I show. ;)

Added some helpful speak...if you find it you will benefit, just don't go looking for it...you may be dissapointed.
Vectrex Controller Repair
by Rob Mitchell
Repairing an original Vectrex Controller seems like a scary task, but fear not, Rob Mitchell is here to guide you through it.
Updated MMC Page After some thinking about what is really needed, I've cut out some of the EXTRAs for the time being.
Need a New Vectrex Theme Song! I took down the Vectrex theme song "Meteor" after request. I will try to locate a new song to continue the theme tradition.
Updated Portals Added some some destinations, changed the layout, and added brief descriptions.
More VecTech There is now a section in VecTech for MULTICARTS. Check in occasionally to see what's going on with the MMC I'm developing.
New VecTech Articles Well, new enough. Maybe you've seen 'em, maybe you haven't. But dang it they're up now and you better read 'em! Added items will be noted NEW by "(Month/Day)".

WOO-
HOO!!!!

Sunday, January 14th 2001 Marks The One Year Anniversary of www.PlayVectrex.com. What does this mean for you? Well, I've already started uploading some much needed "How-To" articles and will continue more site updates throughout the week. So stay tuned, I'm not done yet...

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