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Category: Retro

Nixie Radian Analog Tube Clock: Time is a Spiked Circle

Nixie Radian Analog Tube Clock: Time is a Spiked Circle
Most nixie tube clocks are based on tubes that show numerals. Tungsten Customs is no stranger to such clocks, but its latest product uses nixie tubes to create an analog-style digital clock. The Nixie Radian’s IN-9…

Game Boy Electric Guitar: Play It Loud

Game Boy Electric Guitar: Play It Loud
Bit Fix’s Game Boy Classic modding competition brought us Mod Purist’s silly Game Boy fridge. Here’s fibbef’s contribution to the contest, an electric guitar that also looks and plays like the classic Nintendo handheld. Fibbef used…
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Game Boy Refrigerator Mod: Now You’re Playing with Freon

Game Boy Refrigerator Mod: Now You’re Playing with Freon
When Daniel d’Entremont aka Mod Purist saw the FreezerBoy Game Boy fridge magnets, he asked himself the classic Maker’s Question: Why not? So he turned a mini fridge into a functioning Nintendo Game Boy. Daniel’s Cold…

World’s Largest Working Arcade Cabinet Makes You Feel Like a Little Kid Again

World’s Largest Working Arcade Cabinet Makes You Feel Like a Little Kid Again
Many adults of today never knew the joy of growing up during the heyday of arcades. They have never known what it feels like to be small and play a game on a giant arcade cabinet.…

Pendleton Star Wars Blankets: Forcelandia

Pendleton Star Wars Blankets: Forcelandia
The tentacles of Disney’s marketing are reaching markets far, far away. The entertainment giant has partnered with wool expert Pendleton to create not seven but four limited-edition Star Wars blankets. Because screw the prequels. The blankets…

Transformers Metal Earth Model Kits: Ikeacons

Transformers Metal Earth Model Kits: Ikeacons
The Generation 1 Transformers join Fascination Toys’ Metal Earth 3D model kits. The flat-pack kits come in four models – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Soundwave – that are just under 4″ tall when assembled. Here’s…

Man Hides Resume in Large and Heavy Tablets: Applying for the Position of Quest Giver

Man Hides Resume in Large and Heavy Tablets: Applying for the Position of Quest Giver
Redditor mrdeepimmersion wanted to apply for a game design job at Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons team. Thinking that his electrical and computer engineering background put him at a disadvantage, he decided to show…

LEGO Nautilus Concept is Just 4000 Votes Under the Target

LEGO Nautilus Concept is Just 4000 Votes Under the Target
Famous LEGO MOCer Alex Jones aka OrionPax submitted this whale of a proposal for an official LEGO set. It’s a fantastic scale model of the Nautilus, Captain Nemo’s submarine in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The…

Diablo Wooden Tristram Map: That’s the Church, That’s Cain’s House Oh and Here’s the Entrance to Hell

Diablo Wooden Tristram Map: That’s the Church, That’s Cain’s House Oh and Here’s the Entrance to Hell
After Hyrule and Dinosaur Land, Diablo‘s Tristram gets Neutral Ground and Alex Griendling’s Woodlands map treatment. The unfortunate town is laser-etched on a 18.5″x 14″ maple ply board. If you ask me the best landmark here…

Real Windows 3.0 Solitaire Cards Let You Waste More Time with Shuffling

Real Windows 3.0 Solitaire Cards Let You Waste More Time with Shuffling
Computer UI pioneer Susan Kare teamed up with Areaware to make a physical deck of playing cards based on her design for the first Windows Solitaire game. It’s funny that we got a real life version…

NES Controller Shoes: Footendo Entertainment System

NES Controller Shoes: Footendo Entertainment System
If you are looking for a new pair of shoes, why not go old school – as in old school video games. How about something that looks stylish and also celebrates Nintendo’s first amazing console? Something…

Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8

Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8
Released in 1965, the PDP-8 was the first successful commercial minicomputer, making it a coveted piece of computing history. In other words, it’s rare and expensive. So to celebrate the PDP-8’s 50th anniversary, Oscar aka Obsolescence…

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins
Retro gadget maker Love Hulten recently showed off two of his latest creations, both of which are gaming systems. The PE358 is a Nintendo emulator inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP, while the Battlecade is…

Final Fantasy Portal News App Junctioned with Triple Triad

Final Fantasy Portal News App Junctioned with Triple Triad
Hold on to your Laguna card. First launched in Japan, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy news app Final Fantasy Portal is already available in English for Android devices. To convince you to read things like how awesome…

How Old School Video Game Graphics Worked

How Old School Video Game Graphics Worked
Check out part one of this new instructional video series, in which The iBookGuy explains how computer and video game graphics worked back in the 1980s. If you love old games and old computers, you’ll enjoy…

DIY Speeder Bike Rocker: Back and Forth of the Jedi

DIY Speeder Bike Rocker: Back and Forth of the Jedi
The last time we featured Instructables Tez_Gelmir was for the portable LEGO building station he made for his son. This time it’s for a kickass speeder bike rocker that he made for his 1-year old daughter.…
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