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Atari 2600 Cart Clocks, Because You Hate Games

by Alisha K.

Ah, game cartridges. They can bring so much joy… and take up so much space. And sure, you could save ’em forever, clearing space to keep all those boxes and carts… or you could brutally gut them and turn them into something else. A clock, say.

atari cartridge clock

Can’tAffordEmCrafts, an Etsy storefront, has several of those former-Atari-cartridges for sale, now in useful clock form, as well as some other repurposed media (like old records). While I’m not sure if I could remove the innards of an old cartridge myself (the pain!), I’m glad there are others in the world, who are harder of heart, so that I can enjoy nifty game cartridge clocks. And even buy one, if I wanted. You can snag these for $20.

[via Sprite Stitch]




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  1. Joe says:

    It wasn’t so hard, actually. I have five copies of Atari 2600 Pac-Man, and if legend is to be believed there were twice as many made as there were Atari 2600s, so I don’t feel bad about gutting one of them to make a nerdy clock. The ROM still works without the cartridge anyway. Doing it yourself is way cheaper. The clock parts were 6 bucks from a Michael’s hobby store.

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