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Category: Retro

NES30 Bluetooth Gamepad: U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, B, A… X, Y?

NES30 Bluetooth Gamepad: U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, B, A… X, Y?
A company called 8Bitdo is selling a gamepad that looks just like the NES controller, except it has additional buttons and can connect to desktop computers and mobile devices via Bluetooth or USB. The NES30 appears…
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Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Case: Super Pi Boy

Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Case: Super Pi Boy
Last month we saw a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons used to make a portable console emulator based on the Raspberry Pi. Then we saw a similar system packed in a 3D printed case. Recently…
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Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work

Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work
I love old pinball machines. I love to play them and I wouldn’t mind having one for a desk. That’s what Tim Sway, an artist in Wallingford, Connecticut, has done here. He has turned an old…
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Rubik’s Cube Lamp Can Actually Be Played with: Won’t Actually Be Played with

Rubik’s Cube Lamp Can Actually Be Played with: Won’t Actually Be Played with
Back in 2009 we saw a concept for a Rubik’s Cube lamp that can be made to change the color of its light by moving its faces around. The recently released official Rubik’s Cube lamp shines…
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Mario’s Grave: Super Sad, Bro.

Mario’s Grave: Super Sad, Bro.
Designer and illustrator Metin Seven came up with a 3D printed tribute to the 8-bit era of gaming and its legendary console, the NES. Metin simply calls it Mario’s Grave and features the pipe and ground…
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Star Trek LCARS Theme for Android Wear Smartwatches: WATCHH

Star Trek LCARS Theme for Android Wear Smartwatches: WATCHH
Did you boldly go where few have gone before and got your hands on an Android Wear smartwatch? Your device is so freakin’ new it’s barely useful. But you can make it even more futuristic by…
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Vintage Internet Radio Made with Raspberry Pi: Poser

Vintage Internet Radio Made with Raspberry Pi: Poser
Sorry hipsters, but this radio is only authentic on the outside. Imgur member mxmln23 found two units of an old radio model on eBay and used them to make an Internet-connected music player. Mxmln23 was able…
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Game Boy Advance with 8″ Screen: BigBoy Advance

Game Boy Advance with 8″ Screen: BigBoy Advance
A lot of video game console modders focus on creating portable or at least more compact versions of a system. But for his recent project, Bacman site owner Bacteria created a Game Boy Advance with an…
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Flea Market Art Turned into Video Game Tapestry: Remastered Edition

Flea Market Art Turned into Video Game Tapestry: Remastered Edition
French artist Gauvain Manhattan bought six old paintings from flea markets and then painstakingly wove replicas of each painting. He didn’t replicate them perfectly though. Instead he turned the real world subjects into virtual ones by…
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Mighty Tactical Shooter is a Turn-based Shoot ‘em up: Puzzle Hell

Mighty Tactical Shooter is a Turn-based Shoot ‘em up: Puzzle Hell
Like first-person shooters, shoot ‘em ups almost always require fast reflexes and memorizing the location and timing of enemies. So when I read that Mighty Tactical Shooter is a turn-based shmup, I was immediately intrigued. The…
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With the Retro Alien Playset, the Game is Never Over

With the Retro Alien Playset, the Game is Never Over
Growing up in the ’80s it seemed like every year there were hoards of playsets that would launch based on some of the cool movies of the day. I have many fond memories of my Star…
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SNES & Super Famicom-themed Backlit GBAs: Super Family Entertainment

SNES & Super Famicom-themed Backlit GBAs: Super Family Entertainment
Retro console mod shop Rose Colored Gaming is going to release two special Game Boy Advance variants this month. The shop’s Super Family Entertainment series features the original Game Boy Advance with an SNES and a…
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PlayStation 3 Controller in Original PS1 Gray: Looks Just Like Grandpa

PlayStation 3 Controller in Original PS1 Gray: Looks Just Like Grandpa
The original PlayStation and its controllers were released before Sony fell in love with white and black hardware. I don’t know why it came in what I like to call obsolete gray, but it did, and…
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3D Printed Game Boy Case for Raspberry Pi: PiGRRL

3D Printed Game Boy Case for Raspberry Pi: PiGRRL
A few weeks ago we saw how you can use a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons to make a Raspberry Pi handheld console. If you don’t have a Game Boy Pocket but have access to…
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OpenReflex 3D Printed Camera: DDDSLR

OpenReflex 3D Printed Camera: DDDSLR
Last year Leo Marius blew minds when he shared OpenReflex, an open source and affordable 3D printed SLR camera. Leo is now raising funds to help him improve his design, and in return you can get…
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Qwerkywriter Mechanical USB Keyboard Looks Like an Old Typewriter

Qwerkywriter Mechanical USB Keyboard Looks Like an Old Typewriter
It must have been something, beating on the keys of an old fashioned typewriter all day long, hearing that ding and shoving the mechanism back. Thank god we have modern keyboards. It is much easier on…
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