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Category: Retro

LEGO Lovelace & Babbage Computer Set: Imaginative Engine

LEGO Lovelace & Babbage Computer Set: Imaginative Engine
The Analytical Engine would have been the first general purpose computer, but inventor Charles Babbage never finished it. Still, the man’s a genius and a pioneer, and so is his friend, mathematician Ada Lovelace. She wrote…

VEC9 Vector Arcade Cabinet: Vec to the Past

VEC9 Vector Arcade Cabinet: Vec to the Past
What started as a drunken purchase turned into an anachronistic arcade game. In 2012, electrical engineer Andrew Reitano bought an Asteroids vector monitor on Craigslist. He wanted to see if he could make it display graphics,…
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Malcolm in the Middle Gets a Video Game

Malcolm in the Middle Gets a Video Game
Malcolm in the Middle was always such a great TV show. It offered the right blend of quirkiness, cynicism and wit to get me laughing week after week. Though one thing I never thought I’d see…

Pac-Man Bookshelf: Wokka Wokka Booka

Pac-Man Bookshelf: Wokka Wokka Booka
I am a sucker for all things Pac-Man, but I think you would have to agree, this Pac-Man bookshelf from German maker Trebel f is a pretty awesome piece of furniture. I wouldn’t even put books…

Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection Book: 250-in-1

Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection Book: 250-in-1
Stu Brett is a musician and a graphic designer, but he’s most famous for blogging about his Super Famicom game collection as Super Famicom Guy. He’s partnered with Bitmap Books and veteran video game journalist Steve…

Tetris-shaped Storage Benches: Stack and Sit

Tetris-shaped Storage Benches: Stack and Sit
CromaleonStorage can be a real challenge in any home, especially when you live in a small place, or if your kids have tons of toys. Well, these Tetris storage benches from Cromaleon are a geeky and…

SNES Controller External Battery: Super Famicharge

SNES Controller External Battery: Super Famicharge
Last January, we checked out Columbus Circle’s external battery and microSD card reader that looks just like a Famicom controller, down to the clickable buttons. Turns out it’s called a Retcon Battery, meaning Retro Controller Battery.…

Back to the Future DeLorean Golf Cart: 8.8 Holes per Hour

Back to the Future DeLorean Golf Cart: 8.8 Holes per Hour
Dual Divisions gave golfing a pretty heavy dose of geekery with its modded Back to the Future-themed golf cart. Red Deer College commissioned the cart for its 30th annual golf tournament, thereby commissioning it for all…

Spellbook Gaming Boxes: Power Word: Store

Spellbook Gaming Boxes: Power Word: Store
The food container industry owes much to avid board gamers and tabletop RPG players. But that could change with Elderwood Boxes’ upcoming offering. They’re gaming boxes that look like life-size spellbooks. The images below feature prototypes,…

DIY Wristwatch Phone: Watchie-Talkie

DIY Wristwatch Phone: Watchie-Talkie
A few months ago, we featured Instructables employee DJ aka Aleator777’s Apple II Watch. He recently shared another impressive retro watch, one that’s arguably more useful than the current Apple Watch. He calls it the Communicator…

Streets of Rage x The Simpsons T-Shirt: Streets of Beige

Streets of Rage x The Simpsons T-Shirt: Streets of Beige
Springfield was once a happy, peaceful place… until one day a powerful secret criminal organization took over. A group of young locals has sworn to clean up the city. Among them are Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson…

Back to the Future II Sports Almanac Sells For $7,000

Back to the Future II Sports Almanac Sells For $7,000
Sadly, the time has passed when you could make some serious money with this Grays Sports Almanac featured in Back to the Future Part II, but at least one person was able to profit off of…

Danger Zone Keyboard Keycaps: Type Gun

Danger Zone Keyboard Keycaps: Type Gun
On March 3, 1969, the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. On February 8, 2015 Geekhack member Data came up with a design for keycaps inspired by…

Nixie Radian Analog Tube Clock: Time is a Spiked Circle

Nixie Radian Analog Tube Clock: Time is a Spiked Circle
Most nixie tube clocks are based on tubes that show numerals. Tungsten Customs is no stranger to such clocks, but its latest product uses nixie tubes to create an analog-style digital clock. The Nixie Radian’s IN-9…

Game Boy Electric Guitar: Play It Loud

Game Boy Electric Guitar: Play It Loud
Bit Fix’s Game Boy Classic modding competition brought us Mod Purist’s silly Game Boy fridge. Here’s fibbef’s contribution to the contest, an electric guitar that also looks and plays like the classic Nintendo handheld. Fibbef used…

Game Boy Refrigerator Mod: Now You’re Playing with Freon

Game Boy Refrigerator Mod: Now You’re Playing with Freon
When Daniel d’Entremont aka Mod Purist saw the FreezerBoy Game Boy fridge magnets, he asked himself the classic Maker’s Question: Why not? So he turned a mini fridge into a functioning Nintendo Game Boy. Daniel’s Cold…
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