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Category: Retro

LEGO Nautilus Concept is Just 4000 Votes Under the Target

LEGO Nautilus Concept is Just 4000 Votes Under the Target
Famous LEGO MOCer Alex Jones aka OrionPax submitted this whale of a proposal for an official LEGO set. It’s a fantastic scale model of the Nautilus, Captain Nemo’s submarine in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The…
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Diablo Wooden Tristram Map: That’s the Church, That’s Cain’s House Oh and Here’s the Entrance to Hell

Diablo Wooden Tristram Map: That’s the Church, That’s Cain’s House Oh and Here’s the Entrance to Hell
After Hyrule and Dinosaur Land, Diablo‘s Tristram gets Neutral Ground and Alex Griendling’s Woodlands map treatment. The unfortunate town is laser-etched on a 18.5″x 14″ maple ply board. If you ask me the best landmark here…
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Real Windows 3.0 Solitaire Cards Let You Waste More Time with Shuffling

Real Windows 3.0 Solitaire Cards Let You Waste More Time with Shuffling
Computer UI pioneer Susan Kare teamed up with Areaware to make a physical deck of playing cards based on her design for the first Windows Solitaire game. It’s funny that we got a real life version…
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NES Controller Shoes: Footendo Entertainment System

NES Controller Shoes: Footendo Entertainment System
If you are looking for a new pair of shoes, why not go old school – as in old school video games. How about something that looks stylish and also celebrates Nintendo’s first amazing console? Something…
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Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8

Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8
Released in 1965, the PDP-8 was the first successful commercial minicomputer, making it a coveted piece of computing history. In other words, it’s rare and expensive. So to celebrate the PDP-8’s 50th anniversary, Oscar aka Obsolescence…
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Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins
Retro gadget maker Love Hulten recently showed off two of his latest creations, both of which are gaming systems. The PE358 is a Nintendo emulator inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP, while the Battlecade is…
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Final Fantasy Portal News App Junctioned with Triple Triad

Final Fantasy Portal News App Junctioned with Triple Triad
Hold on to your Laguna card. First launched in Japan, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy news app Final Fantasy Portal is already available in English for Android devices. To convince you to read things like how awesome…
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How Old School Video Game Graphics Worked

How Old School Video Game Graphics Worked
Check out part one of this new instructional video series, in which The iBookGuy explains how computer and video game graphics worked back in the 1980s. If you love old games and old computers, you’ll enjoy…
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DIY Speeder Bike Rocker: Back and Forth of the Jedi

DIY Speeder Bike Rocker: Back and Forth of the Jedi
The last time we featured Instructables Tez_Gelmir was for the portable LEGO building station he made for his son. This time it’s for a kickass speeder bike rocker that he made for his 1-year old daughter.…
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Game Box Bento Box: Press Start to Lunch

Game Box Bento Box: Press Start to Lunch
Check out the Game Box by Mustard. It’s an adorable little bento box that looks just like the original Nintendo Game Boy from the ’80s. And no, it’s not just some concept design, it’s a real…
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Pac-Man Arcade Cabinet Wall Clock: Waka Clocka Game

Pac-Man Arcade Cabinet Wall Clock: Waka Clocka Game
Time is a power pellet in this retro Pac-Man wall clock. Made to celebrate the yellow gobbler’s 35th birthday – the game was first released on May 22, 1980 – the ~2ft. tall clock has a…
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Tiny LEGO Arcade Cabinets Hit LEGO Ideas

Tiny LEGO Arcade Cabinets Hit LEGO Ideas
LEGO fan Ethan Marak (aka BreaksBricks) hopes that someday soon we could get off-the-shelf LEGO kits that let us build tiny video arcades for our minifigs. He’s currently raising support for his project over on LEGO…
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New Nintendo 3DS Game & Watch Clock Cover Plate: Plate & Watch

New Nintendo 3DS Game & Watch Clock Cover Plate: Plate & Watch
Japanese shop Columbus Circle must have realized that the New Nintendo 3DS’ cover plates don’t just have to be decorative. Its Retro Plate & Watch is an awesome clock front plate for the New 3DS. Not…
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Tecmo Super Bowl & RBI Baseball NES Cartridges with 2015 Rosters: Sports. Sports Never Change

Tecmo Super Bowl & RBI Baseball NES Cartridges with 2015 Rosters: Sports. Sports Never Change
The FIFA and NBA 2K series are the reigning kings of team sports video games, but they pale in comparison to the legacy of Tecmo Super Bowl and RBI Baseball. Much of the credit goes to…
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Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit

Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit
Inspired by Adafruit’s PiGRRL, Thingiverse member Jooxoe3i made his own Raspberry Pi retro console. But he wanted to make it as small as possible, so he came up with a two-part build. The upper half of…
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VHS Box Art Pillows: Be Kind, Unwind

VHS Box Art Pillows: Be Kind, Unwind
Etsy store The UFO Party makes 9″x 16″ throw pillows printed with box art from VHS movie releases. Although the pillows don’t have a fluffy tape inside, they do have front, rear and spine graphics. The…
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