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Category: Retro

MaCool Drink Cooler: Sad Mac? Well There’s Your Problem

MaCool Drink Cooler: Sad Mac? Well There’s Your Problem
There are hacks out there which transform the original Macintosh into an aquarium, or the original iMac into a pet bed. But those require that you have an actual computer shell you’re willing to part ways…
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Elizabeth Sherry’s Classical Videogame Art: Geek Mythology

Elizabeth Sherry’s Classical Videogame Art: Geek Mythology
Illustrator Elizabeth Sherry likes to make classical-style art based on videogame characters. No, not 8-bit. She went way more old school than that. Her digital paintings even have cracks and creases on them to make them…
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All You Can Arcade is Like GameFly for Arcade Machines

All You Can Arcade is Like GameFly for Arcade Machines
If you love the idea of playing classic arcade games, but don’t want to be tied down to just a single machine, you could always build a MAME cabinet. But that doesn’t give you the exact…
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Joystick Shift Lever: Now Change the Steering Wheel to a Keyboard

Joystick Shift Lever: Now Change the Steering Wheel to a Keyboard
Geek Greek was “looking for a fun mod” for his car. He turned to his love for flight simulators and ditched his car’s boring gear stick and replaced it with an old PC joystick. Now all…
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James Bond’s Lotus Esprit Submarine Car to Be Auctioned off: More Than Meets the Spy

James Bond’s Lotus Esprit Submarine Car to Be Auctioned off: More Than Meets the Spy
The tenth James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me will forever stand out as the movie that had the submarine car in it. Now you can own part of pop culture history: RM Auctions will…
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MiG-23 Arcade Cabinet Perfect for Playing Flying Games

MiG-23 Arcade Cabinet Perfect for Playing Flying Games
I just recently had a custom arcade cabinet built for my basement. And while it’s totally awesome, mine has a classic arcade style to it. Had I known that having one built to look like an…
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Oscilloscope Turned into an Awesome Clock

Oscilloscope Turned into an Awesome Clock
Vintage oscilloscopes are amazing devices. It turns out that they make great clocks too. It was around 1960, when Aaron’s grandfather purchased an Heathkit OR-1 oscilloscope, which he passed down in his family in excellent condition.…
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Rampage Neck Ties: Crush, Crumble and Choke

Rampage Neck Ties: Crush, Crumble and Choke
Remember Rampage? Good times. If you have never played the game, go find yourself an old arcade machine and start pumping quarters into it right now. (Or install MAME.) If you don’t do this, you deserve…
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Atari World Combines 8-Bit and Real Life

Atari World Combines 8-Bit and Real Life
When I was growing up, the Atari 2600 was a staple in family rooms everywhere. But despite the countless hours of entertainment these gaming systems provided, there’s no question they had primitive graphics. Imagine though if…
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I Wish I Could Have Ate a Bit of This 8-Bit Mario Cake

I Wish I Could Have Ate a Bit of This 8-Bit Mario Cake
I always wondered how clean it was down in those pipes where Mario would duck into. I certainly wouldn’t want to jump into some green pipe sticking out of the sidewalk. While a real sewer pipe…
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Ben Heck Bakes a Raspberry Pi Portable

Ben Heck Bakes a Raspberry Pi Portable
We’ve seen a small arcade machine that can be powered by a Raspberry Pi. Master modder Ben Heck decided to make an even tinier version of the tiny computer and put it in a custom case…
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Nintendo R.O.B. Robot: The Lamp

Nintendo R.O.B. Robot: The Lamp
I always thought that Pixar’s original Luxo, Jr. had a whole lot of personality for a desk lamp. But imagine if your lamp had eyes and arms? That’s what you get when you buy the Nintendo…
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Poppy Turns the iPhone Into a 3D Camera: View-Master 2.0

Poppy Turns the iPhone Into a 3D Camera: View-Master 2.0
So far 3D video hasn’t taken off like high definition did, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from exploring its potential. But while most 3D-capable gadgets tout their cutting edginess, the inventors of Poppy did the opposite.…
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UK Town Turned into a Level from Zelda

UK Town Turned into a Level from Zelda
The UK town of Ipswich has an odd name, but that’s not what concerns us here. The town hosts an annual music and arts festival known as Switch Fringe, and this year there is a special…
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Jenga Space Invaders Edition: Increase Speed and Fall Over

Jenga Space Invaders Edition: Increase Speed and Fall Over
Just when I thought there were no more ways you could play Jenga, along comes another amusing mashup of the brick-stacking game with a classic video game. This time, we have USAOpoly’s Jenga Space Invaders Collectors…
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Tabletop Arcade Machines: Half-Cabinet, Half-Amazing

Tabletop Arcade Machines: Half-Cabinet, Half-Amazing
We’ve seen a handful of tiny arcade machines, but Tiny Arcade Machines is way better. It’s a shop owned by YouTuber dabarduba, an electronics engineer in the UK. He makes compact arcade machines that fit on…
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