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Category: Retro

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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R-Kaid-R Portable Arcade: Game & Wood

R-Kaid-R Portable Arcade: Game & Wood
Last year we drooled over Love Hulten’s R-Kaid-42, a wooden arcade console. Love has a new piece for us to wish for this year. He calls it the R-Kaid-R, a self-contained portable arcade machine. It has…
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Transformers Dresses: Optimiss Prime

Transformers Dresses: Optimiss Prime
Turn into a pretty Autobot with these cute A-line dresses from Her Universe. Part of the shop’s officially licensed Transformers collection, the dresses are available in Optimus Prime and Bumblebee designs. You can order the dresses…
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GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives

GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives
The Atari Lynx was the first handheld video game system to feature a full color display, but it still lost to the Game Boy because Nintendo’s handheld was cheaper, smaller and lasted longer on fewer batteries.…
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Transformers 30th Anniversary Tour Edition: Rockers in Disguise

Transformers 30th Anniversary Tour Edition: Rockers in Disguise
The Transformers turn 30 this year. Fortunately, we don’t just have Michael Bay’s upcoming movie to mark the occasion. Hasbro will also be releasing a tongue-in-cheek homage to its money-printing toy line’s roots. The Transformers 30th…
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New Infinite 1-Up Glitch Discovered in Super Mario Bros.

New Infinite 1-Up Glitch Discovered in Super Mario Bros.
Can you believe that after 30 years people are still discovering ways to get more lives in Super Mario Bros.? It is true. Below is a video of a recently discovered Super Mario Bros. glitch that…
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Life-size Han Solo in Carbonite Giveaway: Never Tell Me the Odds!

Life-size Han Solo in Carbonite Giveaway: Never Tell Me the Odds!
Sideshow Collectibles’ 7.5ft. tall Han Solo frozen in carbonite figure costs a budget-busting $7,000 (USD). But you can take one home for free, and you don’t need to become a smuggler to do so because Sideshow…
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