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Category: Retro

Pimp My Ride 70s Style With an Atari 2600

Pimp My Ride 70s Style With an Atari 2600
Who needs an LCD headrest screen and an Xbox 360 for each passenger in their car anyway? Here’s the proper way to outfit your ride with gaming tech. This 1979 Buick Riviera has all the style…
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Mac II Computers Are Sofa King Uncomfortable

Mac II Computers Are Sofa King Uncomfortable
Got a bunch of old Macintosh II computers lying around? Why not do what these folks did and turn them into a couch? Apparently a computer shop had about twenty old Mac IIs and IIfx computers…
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Storm Circuit: Modern LED Watch has Retro Spirit

Storm Circuit: Modern LED Watch has Retro Spirit
For some reason, the latest digital watch from London’s STORM features a readout that brings back memories of classic TV shows from my childhood. I’m not sure if it’s more reminiscent of a Cylon Centurion helmet…
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Technabob Mascot Immortalized in Rubik’s Cubes

Technabob Mascot Immortalized in Rubik’s Cubes
See that little robot guy in the upper right corner of the Technabob site header? He’s the original mascot of our humble little website, inspired by the classic arcade game Berserk. So I was oh so…
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Dig Dug Theme on the Piano

Dig Dug Theme on the Piano
Remember all those quarters you dumped into classic 80s arcade game Dig Dug? Apparently, you’re not the only one. A talented piano player going by the name arix001 has recorded a pretty darned accurate rendition of…
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These Space Invaders Like Cocktails

These Space Invaders Like Cocktails
Leave it to Etsy to turn up with another great video game inspired piece of handywork. Here we’ve got a set of rocks glasses with some excellent etched Space Invaders on ‘em. They’re the perfect companion…
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Mario Gets Crafty in Needlepoint

Mario Gets Crafty in Needlepoint
Check out this amazingly precise needlepoint inspired by Super Mario Brothers. Artist Lauren Yakiwchuk must have had the patience of a saint to pull off the detail in this scene from the Nintendo classic platformer. It…
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Q*Bert Qollects Quarters Quite Quickly

Q*Bert Qollects Quarters Quite Quickly
I saw this poster over on eBay earlier today, and I thought it was really funny. Designed as a promotional piece to encourage arcades to carry the classic game Q*Bert, somebody in the marketing department at…
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Low-Tech Tetris

Low-Tech Tetris
We don’t need no stinking video game consoles to get our Tetris on around here. No-siree, we like to play it using real 3-dimensional blocks instead. Tetris Tower 3D is the classic puzzle-piece video game brought…
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Pong Arcade Machine Up for Bid

Pong Arcade Machine Up for Bid
Here’s a rare find over on eBay. It’s an early PONG machine, circa 1973. The game was made by SYZYGY for Atari. The machine is in surprisingly good condition for an arcade game made nearly 35…
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Predicta Retro Televisions Get a Modern Update

Predicta Retro Televisions Get a Modern Update
Back in the late 1950s Philco made a series of bubbly televisions under the Predicta brand name. The sets have been collector’s items for many years, but require lots of TLC due to their aging electronics…
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Video of the Day: Trs-80 Dancing Demon

Video of the Day: Trs-80 Dancing Demon
Here’s a blast from the past that I stumbled upon earlier today. I don’t know why I found it so entertaining, but I guess it just reminded me of when I was just a geektot. There’s…
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Crosley Keepsake Retro Turntable Adds USB Ripping

Crosley Keepsake Retro Turntable Adds USB Ripping
Crosley portable turntables have been around since the 1950’s. Now they’ve added a modern spin to their briefcase-like record players by adding the ability to easily rip tracks to your Windows PC or Mac. The Crosley…
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Lomo Diana Camera Produces Crummy (Artistic) Images

Lomo Diana Camera Produces Crummy (Artistic) Images
The Diana camera was a really cheap plastic camera that was made by the Great Wall Plastic Factory in Hong Kong in the 1960s. At the time, it was just that, a piece of junk. But…
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Space Invaders Sweater: What, No Sequins?

Space Invaders Sweater: What, No Sequins?
With cooler seasons just around the corner, here’s something to warm the cockles of your heart. It’s a hand knit Space Invaders sweater. Kansas City crafter n2Imaginations hand makes these custom sweaters from acrylic yarn to…
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Space Invaders Mobile Hovers Over Head

Space Invaders Mobile Hovers Over Head
I guess it doesn’t take much to amuse me these days. Pretty much put an image of Mario, Pac-man or the Space Invaders on anything handmade and I’ll bite. Today’s crafty goody is this felt mobile…
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