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Category: Retro

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip. The…

DIY 3D Printed AT-AT Cutaway: Walker with a Half Shell

DIY 3D Printed AT-AT Cutaway: Walker with a Half Shell
…empire power! A couple of months ago we checked out a 3D printed and motorized AT-AT model. Kirby Downey also designed a 3D printable AT-AT, but his model doesn’t have the exterior on one side to…
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Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?

Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?
The damned Duck Hunt dog is hounding us into the 21st century, thanks to Computer Science student Joseph Delgado. Joseph spent an entire day making a virtual reality version of the classic NES shooter. Joseph made…

The Banana Stereo Record Player is Bananas

The Banana Stereo Record Player is Bananas
Only in the 1970s could you find such a fruity stereo. Wait. Bananas are a fruit right? Or are they an herb? I have no idea now. I just know that this stereo is bananas. This…

Custom NES Game Room: Nintendo Entertainment Sanctuary

Custom NES Game Room: Nintendo Entertainment Sanctuary
This awesome custom game room sums up my childhood pretty well. I played a ton of NES game, and in my mind, this was what the room looked like. Over a period of just two weeks,…

Macintosh Classic Turned from Trash to Trash Bin

Macintosh Classic Turned from Trash to Trash Bin
Redditor HaHaBird bought several Mac Classic shells at a surplus shop a decade ago. He never figured out what to do with them until recently, when he converted one into a trash bin. The bin’s main…

’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,…

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…
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