I realized it's a breadboard, and the ICs are not across the channel in the middle. It's been bothering me since.
I believe this would be classified under artistic license. If you want a rundown of what is wrong, here's what I notice:
- There's no wiring
- The pin pitch is twice as coarse as the breadboard holes
- The 5x7 LED arrays are lit up without any apparent source of power
- There are LEDs in the IC packages
- There are 10 and 12 pin DIPs
- There aren't enough holes underneath the LED arrays
- All pins will be shorted to at least one other pin
It doesn't bother me.
No, because the type of breadboard we currently use looks kind of cool as the title -- but let's be honest, it is no good anyway. Real breadboards always look like this ;-)
Except when they look like this:
[It worked][DO NOT show Olin!!!].
Dude, you weren't, like, upgrading Dolby SR when you hacked this?
Here's a screenshot (enhanced) showing where to look for the ATARI title block. If I look at my LCD monitor at 45° angle, it stands out a little bit more.
Even though it is short circuited, it looks nice. The display just needs a blue tint for a VFD look.