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Mar 31, 2016

Richard Leinecker, Your Atari Comes Alive

Richard Leinecker is author of the book Your Atari Comes Alive, which was published by Alpha Systems. The book provides instructions for building hardware projects that work with the Atari 8-bit computers, such as event detectors, motion sensors, a light pen, Christmas lights, and networking computers together. The book has been scanned as is available at the Internet Archive. He wrote a followup book called Your Atari ST Comes Alive. He also wrote for Compute!, A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing and ST-Log magazines.

This interview took place November 8, 2015.

Teaser Quotes

"That was my first attempt at any writing of any kind. I didn't necessarily really know a whole lot. ... It was a lot of stumbling around trying to figure out what to do."


Rick's web site -

Your Atari Comes Alive -

Your Atari 8-Bit Comes Alive -

Richard's articles in Compute! Magazine -

Michael McHale
almost eight years ago

It's so exiting, using 8-bit computers nowadays! Great!