Hands-on with the AtariLab Kit

Hands-on with the AtariLab Kit

AtariLab is a sensor kit for the 8-bit Atari computers. I ordered two of the kits recently, the starter kit and the light kit, and they both arrived in pristine condition. They work great with the Atari 130XE, but the light sensor was giving me some random readings (replacing the photoresistor in that wouldn’t be hard).
The breakout board attaches to the second joystick port, and can read sensors as well as provide power:
The AtariLab includes a booklet full of experiments, and includes instructions for reading the sensors from BASIC and LOGO:
AtariLab in LOGO and BASIC.jpg

  • Atari 130XE at OLD-COMPUTERS.COM – Link
  • 8-bit science: Atarilab – Sensor lab – Link
  • AtariLab Flickr Set – Link

4 thoughts on “Hands-on with the AtariLab Kit

  1. mastershake916 says:

    ebay price skyrocket in 3, 2, 1

  2. super_J_dynamite says:

    I just invented a time machine, so this is going to be perfect for my trip back to 1983.


  3. Scott says:

    AtariLab was a great kit. Any chance we could see pictures of the breakout box internals? (Docs on the circuit would be kind of neat… could make for a useful Arduino breakout).

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