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Category: Retro

’70s Intercom Raspberry Pi Multi-room Audio Mod: Home Reautomation

’70s Intercom Raspberry Pi Multi-room Audio Mod: Home Reautomation
Imgur member cpostier’s house has a Nutone 2090, a 1960s to 1970s home intercom system that doubles as a multi-room AM/FM radio. Cpostier wasn’t interested in its primary function, but he wanted to update the system’s…

Figma Virtua Fighter Akira & Sarah: Attack the Block

Figma Virtua Fighter Akira & Sarah: Attack the Block
Goodsmile continues its run of unorthodox Figma action figures with its latest releases. They’re figures of Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant in their hilariously awful polygonal bodies from the original Virtua Fighter. They look ugly now,…
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Hyperkin ProCube Wii U Controller Smashes the Need for Wiimotes

Hyperkin ProCube Wii U Controller Smashes the Need for Wiimotes
Despite its unorthodox shape and button layout, the GameCube controller has earned a cult following, especially among Smash Bros. fans. Gaming peripheral makers such as Horii and PDP have released Wii U controllers that mimic the…

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy
Adafruit made it easier to turn the Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming handheld by designing 3D printable cases. Now they’re simplifying the process by designing an internal component: a custom PCB for the gamepad. Adafruit…

NES Retro Subway Maps: DC Metroid

NES Retro Subway Maps: DC Metroid
Creative director Matthew Stevenson said that when they were kids, he and his brother were frustrated by the confusing maze that is Metroid. Recently the title’s pun with the DC Metro came to his mind, and…

DIY Text-to-Speech Teddy Ruxpin: Creepy Ruxpin

DIY Text-to-Speech Teddy Ruxpin: Creepy Ruxpin
It may no longer be the cheapest chip on the block, but Next Thing Co.’s C.H.I.P. is still a pretty good computer. But in this case, it’s been used for a very bad mod. Next Thing…

3D Printed Tourbillon Watch: 4D Printing

3D Printed Tourbillon Watch: 4D Printing
Last month, we checked out a 3D printed sundial that mimicked a digital display. Here’s another clever timepiece courtesy of Thingiverse member Christoph Laimer – a mechanical watch with a tourbillon. With the exception of its…

Case & Watch Famicom Clock: Choptimer

Case & Watch Famicom Clock: Choptimer
Columbus Circle’s Famicom-themed clock cover plate for the New Nintendo 3DS was one of the coolest video game accessories I saw last year. Now those of us who don’t own the handheld can get in on…

8Bitdo NES-themed Bluetooth Speaker: Select Music, Start Party

8Bitdo NES-themed Bluetooth Speaker: Select Music, Start Party
8Bitdo started out by making Bluetooth controllers that imitated Nintendo’s classic gamepads. It appears to be branching out to other types of gadgets but still with the same gimmick, as you can see with its new…

Fan-made Dungeons & Dragons 3D Models: Monster Compendddium

Fan-made Dungeons & Dragons 3D Models: Monster Compendddium
Redditor mz4250 has been playing Dungeons & Dragons for 17 years. Recently, he decided it was time to give back to the community. He ended up making 3D models of most of the D&D monsters, with…

Deal: Mighty Marquee Desk Light

Deal: Mighty Marquee Desk Light
Gamers will love this awesome desk lamp that lets you display a tiny arcade marquee anywhere. The Mighty Marquee is a miniature version of the marquees found on arcade machines, complete with backlighting. Measuring in at…

Death Mtn Legend of Zelda The Princess T-shirt: Wearu Wearu

Death Mtn Legend of Zelda The Princess T-shirt: Wearu Wearu
Metal-meets-gaming clothing brand Death Mtn DEATH MTN DE▲TH M✝N has a new t-shirt for longtime Legend of Zelda fans and other gamers in the know. The Princess t-shirt features a shot of Zelda from the unsurprisingly…

Death Star Salt & Pepper Shakers: They’re No Half Moons

Death Star Salt & Pepper Shakers: They’re No Half Moons
Bombard food with flavor with Underground Toys’ upcoming Death Star salt and pepper shakers. The shakers are made of ceramic and are about 4″ in diameter. I guess a Starkiller Base shaker would be too big.…

Bandai Dragon Ball Figme Wish to Evade a Lawsuit

Bandai Dragon Ball Figme Wish to Evade a Lawsuit
I’m sure there are small companies and individuals that make bootleg Dragon Ball minifigures. The upcoming Figme, on the other hand, are straight outta Bandai. They’re also about the same height as minifigs – around 1.5″…

Street Fighter The New Challenger Ken & Chun-Li Light Up Figures: LP+LK

Street Fighter The New Challenger Ken & Chun-Li Light Up Figures: LP+LK
Earlier this year, BigBoysToys launched its Street Fighter The New Challenger line with a kick ass Ryu figure. The toy maker has stayed busy and has since released a Ken figure and a Chun-li figure. Like…

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light
Nearly all sundials tell the time by using a gnomon’s shadow as the hour hand. But this very cool sundial by Thingiverse member Mojoptix displays the time like a digital timepiece. Mojoptix used OpenSCAD to design…
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