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Category: Retro

Time-It LED Watches Bring Back the Slap-Happy 80s

Time-It LED Watches Bring Back the Slap-Happy 80s
These LED watches may be brand new, but they draw at least some of their inspiration from those tacky 1980s slap bracelets. You know, those stupid flexible wristbands covered in leopard prints or zebra stripes that…
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All Your Base Are Belong to This Rubber Stamp

All Your Base Are Belong to This Rubber Stamp
For those of you out there who never played the 1989 Japanese game Zero Wing, “All your base are belong to us” might not mean anything (not like it made much sense even if you did…
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Star Trek Communicator: Kirk to Geek, Come in?

Star Trek Communicator: Kirk to Geek, Come in?
What die-hard Trekkie could possibly walk around without a communicator? Now you can own this nifty remake of the original 23rd-century Starfleet communicator from the 1960s TV classic. The modern-day replica offers up blinking lights and…
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Nixon Murf Watch Offers Retro-Modern Style

Nixon Murf Watch Offers Retro-Modern Style
It’s been a while since I brought you guys any cool new watches. It’s not for lack of trying, but there just hasn’t been much that’s hit my desk that really caught my eye. So I…
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Plush Retro Macintosh Computer

Plush Retro Macintosh Computer
Look at this fun squeezy Mac plush toy, made by talented crafter Maitreya over at craftlog. The idea was borne out of a need for a baby shower gift for a computer scientist and bioinformaticist. Being…
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Edible Apple Logo Reminds Me of the (Fruit) Salad Days

Edible Apple Logo Reminds Me of the (Fruit) Salad Days
Check out this tasty realization of the classic Apple rainbow logo, made entirely out of fresh fruit. Richard Thomas’ clever creation is made from sliced kiwis, bananas, oranges, strawberries, green and red grapes and blueberries. Ironically,…
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Pac-Man Gets Stuffed

Pac-Man Gets Stuffed
Who says arcade cabinets need to be made out of wood and metal? Why can’t they be soft and squishy? That’s what this crafter thought when she created this fun plush Pac-Man machine. Created by Lady…
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Blinky Sneakers for the True Pac-Maniac

Blinky Sneakers for the True Pac-Maniac
I’ve got a (Pac-Man) fever, and the only prescription is more Blinky. Well the good news is that there are certainly plenty of Pac-Man’s ghostly pals to go around on these most excellent sneakers from designer…
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Video Game Controller Pillows: Sweet Dreams

Video Game Controller Pillows: Sweet Dreams
Looking for a way to bring your gaming obsession into the bedroom? What better way but with a couple of these video game controller pillows on your bed. Perfect in bed or on your sofa, these…
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Apple Floppy Drive Reborn as an Amplifier [Casemod]

Apple Floppy Drive Reborn as an Amplifier [Casemod]
Have some old computer gear lying around? Why not do what this guy did, and turn it into something useful once more. By taking an old Apple 5-1/4″ floppy drive he found at a thrift store,…
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Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out Scarf is a Real T.K.O.

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out Scarf is a Real T.K.O.
One of the greatest boxing games of all time has been immortalized in wearable form. This oh-so-awesome handknit scarf features the fighters from the NES classic Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Created by El Paso crafter Beatboxtaun, the…
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Atari 2600 Cake is One Sweet Console

Atari 2600 Cake is One Sweet Console
Not to be outdone by the edible Atari 2600 joystick, the pastry artisans from Los Angeles’ Cakes by the Pound went all out when they created this delectable Atari-inspired masterpiece. An awesome work of baked goodness,…
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Atari 2600 Super Mario Brothers, Sorta.

Atari 2600 Super Mario Brothers, Sorta.
Ever wonder what a Mario game would have looked like if it came out on the Atari 2600 instead of the NES? The guys over at Geekstir dug up this great clip which shows off what…
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Circuit Bent Commodore 64: Revenge of the 80s

Circuit Bent Commodore 64: Revenge of the 80s
One of the most popular computers from the 1980s, the Commodore 64, is having a minor renaissance as an electronic musical instrument. The C64’s audio chip is famous for producing an array of warm, familiar 8-bit…
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Tetris Blocks Fall on Oscilloscope Screen

Tetris Blocks Fall on Oscilloscope Screen
Here’s a cool hack which uses an old oscilloscope to play an accurate game of the arcade classic, Tetris. Engineer Lars Pontoppidan created Scopetris using an AtMega32 micro-controller to drive the beam of an oscilloscope to…
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NES Controller Pillowcases: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

NES Controller Pillowcases: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
When you sleep, do you dream in blocky 8-bit graphics? Are your sleepytime thoughts filled with visions of Link rescuing Zelda? Instead of counting sheep, do you count Koopa shells? If you answered yes to any…
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