Prizes — General
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (× 2)
The Raspberry Pi
is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers, created with the intent to
promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing
countries. Released in February 2015, the
Pi 2 Model B
consists of a 900MHz quad-core
ARM Cortex A-7 CPU
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins (general-purpose input/output)
HDMI video output
combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video output,
camera interface (CSI)
display interface (DSI)
Micro SD card slot
VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
It can run the full range of ARM-based GNU/Linux
distributions (including Snappy Ubuntu Core
as well as Microsoft Windows 10
Thanks to Rob McMullen
, host of the
for donating a RPi at Atari Party
again! (He also sent
Bill K., party coordinator, an RPi as a gift, but Bill would rather
give it away, too. He'll be doing so, with Rob's blessing.)
Nintendo Wii video game console
The Nintendo Wii
was Nintendo's 2006 follow-up to (and backwards-compatible with) their
home video game console. It was released in 2006,
discontinued in 2013 (a year after their Wii U
was released), and its last official game came out last year
); there were nearly 1,800 games released on disc,
plus 330 downloadable (WiiWare
and nearly 400 Virtual Console
both arcade games, and home video game console titles from
Sega Master System
, SNK Neo Geo
and Commodore 64
- Original "Wii" (preowned unit, factory-reset)
- Power adapter
- Sensor bar
- Composite audio/video cable
- Vertical stand
- Wiimotes (x2)
- Wiimote rubber sleeves (x2)
- MotionPlus Wiimote add-ons (x2)
- Nunchuck attachments (x3)
- Rechargable Wiimote batteries (x2)
- Charging station (note: may be broken)
- Game discs (all with box & manual!)
- WiiSports Resort (ESRB: E)
- Deca Sports (ESRB: E)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (ESRB: T)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (ESRB: T)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (ESRB: T)
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (ESRB: E10+)
- LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (ESRB: E10+)
Thanks to Dean Kendrick
for donating this system.
Edladdin Super 78 arcade controller
The Super 78
from Edladdin Controllers
an arcade controller built around an authentic Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT
ball-top joystick with an octagonal restrictor plate and two Suzo-Happ pushbuttons.
The octagonal restrictor plate is the perfect compromise between a
4-way and 8-way joystick, providing distinct landing points for your
stick in all eight directions. The Suzo-Happ arcade pushbuttons deliver
true left/right two-button control just like the original Atari 7800
controllers (but with none of the pain).
It's 100% compatible with the classic Atari CX-40
familiar to owners of the Atari 2600
, and many of the 8-bit and 16-bit era computers,
and which can be used with modern USB-based PCs using devices such as the
Thanks to Edladdin for donating this controller for our prize give-away.
It will also be seen in action during the Atari Party
along with their Super Twin 78
s tech journalist-turned-Web publisher Kevin Savetz'
biography of personal computing, gaming, and online adventures as a
child in the 80s, and follows the author as an Internet pioneer in
the early 90s and into his present-day Web success.
Thanks to ANTIC:
The Atari 8-bit Podcast
(of which Kevin is a co-host)
for donating two copies of this book to give away at the party.
Books from No Starch Press
No Starch Press
publishes the finest in geek entertainment —
distinctive books on computing, focusing on open source/Linux
security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and science
and math. Their titles have personality and attitude, their authors are
passionate about their subjects, and they read and edit every book that
bears their name. No Starch Press'
goal is to make
computing accessible to technophile and novice alike.
They have been kind enough to donate $150 worth of books for our prize drawing!
Game Art –
Art from 40 Video Games and Interviews with Their Creators
by Matt Sainsbury (9/2015)
Game Art is a collection of breathtaking concept
art and behind-the-scenes interviews from videogame developers, including
major players like Square Enix, Bioware, and Ubisoft as well
as independent but influential studios like Tale of Tales
and Compulsion Games. Immerse yourself in fantastic artwork
and explore the creative thinking behind over 40 console, mobile, and
Python for Kids –
A Playful Introduction to Programming
by Jason R. Briggs (12/2012)
Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that's easy to
learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python
can be kind of dull, gray, and boring, and that's no fun for anyone.
Python for Kids brings Python to life and brings
you (and your parents) into the world of programming. The ever-patient
Jason R. Briggs will guide you through the basics as you
experiment with unique (and often hilarious) example programs that feature
ravenous monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens, and more. New terms
are defined; code is colored, dissected, and explained; and quirky,
full-color illustrations keep things on the lighter side.
Arduino Project Handbook –
25 Practical Projects to Get You Started
by Mark Geddes (6/2016)
The Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner
friendly collection of 25 fun and interactive projects to build with the
low cost Arduino microcontroller, from disco strobe lights and joystick
lasers to rockets launchers and laser tripwires. This is a step-by-step
project book, suitable for total beginners starting out as well as
more experienced makers looking for inspiration. Clear visuals and
plain-English instructions throughout make Arduino Project
Handbook perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents,
Learn to Program with Minecraft –
Transform Your World with the Power of Python
by Craig Richardson (12/2015)
You've bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to
The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword
into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your
own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program
with Minecraft®, you'll do all this and more with the
power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and
The Manga Guide to the Universe
by Kenji Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Kawabata, and Verte Corp. (8/2011)
Join Kanna, Kanta, Yamane, and Gloria in The Manga Guide
to the Universe as they explore our solar system,
the Milky Way, and faraway galaxies in search of the
universe's greatest mysteries: dark matter, cosmic
expansion, and the Big Bang itself. As you rocket
across the night sky, you'll become acquainted with modern astronomy
and astrophysics, as well as the classical discoveries and theories
on which they're built. You'll even learn why some scientists believe
finding extraterrestrial life is inevitable!
ANTIC: The Atari 8-bit Podcast interview collections
ANTIC: The Atari 8-bit
is a show dedicated to the Atari 8-bit
line of home computers. Along with regular monthly roundtable discussions
amongst the hosts, they also conduct interviews with a wide variety of
people who were, or are, involved in the Atari scene, including modern
homebrew software developers and programmers from the 1980s, magazine
publishers and columnists, managers, hobbiests, and much more.
We'll have a set of ten (10) USB memory sticks containing 15 of
the most popular ANTIC
interview episodes (out of 180 and counting!).
Totalling nearly 18 hours
of audio, it includes:
- Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of Atari (and Chuck E. Cheese's)
- Al Alcorn, Atari's first employee, and designer of Pong
- Chris Crawford, author of the game Eastern Front (1941),
contributor to the book De Re Atari
(and founder of the Game Developers Conference)
- Ihor Wolosenko, co-founder of Synapse Software
- Fernando Herrera, co-founder of First Star Software,
and winner of Atari Program Exchange's first
Atari Star award
- Michael Katz, president at Epyx, head of Atari's entertainment electronics
division (and president of Sega Entertainment)
- Paul Laughton, author of Atari BASIC
and Atari DOS, co-founder of
Optimized System Software (and author of
- Bill Wilkinson, co-founder of Optimized System Software,
author of Insight: Atari column for
- Jim Capparell, founder of ANTIC magazine
- David Small, co-author of Outpost: Atari
column for Creative Computing magazine,
and author of the book Creative Atari.
- Dr. Priscilla Laws, director (at Dickinson College)
of the AtariLab laboratory instrumentation system, for
use in high schools
- Chuck Peavey, Atari game developer
- Gerri Brisoco, co-founder of The Dovetail Group,
creators of children's games
- Cassie Maas, Atari Marketing and Tech Support
- Atari Summer Camp: a special episode covering Atari's
summer camps, including interviews with people who attended
the camps as kids, some counselors, and the director of the camps
Thanks to ANTIC:
The Atari 8-bit Podcast
(via Kevin Savetz
for donating these USB sticks to give away at the party.
Funko POP Games: Ms. Pac-Man Action Figure
This Funko Pop!
Games Ms. Pac-Man figure is a tribute to an iconic
character from the Golden Age of Video Games. First released in American
arcades in 1981, Ms. Pac-Man was one of the most popular arcade games ever
produced, selling over 120,000 cabinets. A port was quickly produced for
the Atari 2600 in 1982, with releases on other major consoles beginning the
following year and continuing to the present day.
Thanks to Timothy Thatcher for donating this prize for
Memorabilia (to be announced)
Philip Louie is once again bringing some Atari goodies (swag)
to give away this year. More details soon (or just wait for the
T-shirts and Tote Bags
Along with books, No Starch Press also sent along a number
of t-shirts and tote bags. We'll give these away with the books.
Also, Chris Alaimo, editor of
Classic Gaming Quarterly
(and who will be exhibiting at this year's Atari Party), is
donating a CGQ t-shirt for the give-away as well.
Prizes — Atari 8-bit
Blaster video game cartridge for Atari XL/XE home computers
is a 3D video game designed by Vid Kidz
and Larry DeMar
, previously from
, and both of Defender
fame, among many others).
Initially developed for the Atari 8-bit computer and Atari 5200
game console, it was never released — until now.
An arcade version
was published by Williams.
Fast-forward 33 years, and the prototype of the Atari home computer version
of Blaster is now available as a cartridge for the XL & XE
series, from Eight Bit Fix,
who specializes in the 8-bit computer line: repair, restoration, sales,
and production of new cartridges like this!
Thanks to Eight Bit Fix for donating this game!
MacRorie's R-Time 8 Replacement realtime clock cartridge
for Atari 8-bit home computers
ICD's R-Time 8 was a realtime clock add-on
for the Atari 8-bit line of computers, with its own
battery back-up. It plugged into the Atari's cartridge port, but
provided a pass-through slot to stack another cartridge on top of
it — for example, you could stack it on top of a
SpartaDOS X cart (which also had a
pass-thorugh), and then stack another cartridge (programming language,
BBS software, etc.) on top of it.
This brand new cart
is a complete stand alone replacement for the ICD
R-Time 8 cartridge. It is 100% compatible with
all drivers and software made for the R-Time 8.
This is a passthrough cartridge, like the original.
Thanks to Marlin Bates (aka MacRorie), for donating this to give
away at thre party.