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Tag: 8 Bit

Arduino + 8-bit Games = Gameduino

Arduino + 8-bit Games = Gameduino
Ever wanted to make your own 8-bit video games? Well thanks to this nifty add-on for the Arduino, you’ll be able to create all sorts of 8-bit fun for yourself. The Gameduino is a shield that…
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Pixel Trash Can: For Real World Deleting

Pixel Trash Can: For Real World Deleting
Inspired by this template for a papercraft 8-bit trash can, Instructables member BrittLiv decided to make a functional version out of plywood. It seems roomy enough that a whole computer could be dumped inside. Since it’s…
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Mouse Cursor Jewelry Points at Your Head

Mouse Cursor Jewelry Points at Your Head
Here’s a fun bit of jewelry for you geeky girls out there. These clever pixel necklaces are based on mouse cursors.…
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8-Bit Independence

8-Bit Independence
This great pic combines the iconic imagery of Galaga and Independence Day into one. 8-Bit Independence was created by Steven Lefcourt (aka Ste7en), and manages to mash up one of my favorite video games of all…
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Mega Man Explains Safe Sex

Mega Man Explains Safe Sex
Ah, sex education! Thanks to this 8-bit parody, you won’t have to explain the birds and the bees to anyone. Just link to this video, and they’ll know all about safe sex. It’s called Game On…
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8-Bit Head Costume: Not Strong Enough to Break Bricks

8-Bit Head Costume: Not Strong Enough to Break Bricks
Greeting card illustrator Dan Liuzzi originally wanted to wear a giant version of his head for Halloween. Why? Who knows? Maybe he secretly thinks his head is too small, and Halloween gave him a great excuse…
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Super Mario Mural: I Want One in My Home Office!

Super Mario Mural: I Want One in My Home Office!
This cool retro Super Mario mural would look great in anyone’s bedroom, especially if you’re a Super Mario addict or a kid. To top things off, it’s actually nicely pixelated, which makes it even perfect. Nathan…
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Q*Bert Cake: Omgwtf @!#?@!?

Q*Bert Cake: Omgwtf @!#?@!?
This ridiculous looking Q*bert cake comes to us courtesy of Karen from Highland Bakery. It’s a pretty accurate likeness of the original orange freak from arcade days gone by. For some reason, I wanted to call…
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Atari Playing Cards: I’Ve Got Trip 8s of Asteroids, How ‘Bout You?

Atari Playing Cards: I’Ve Got Trip 8s of Asteroids, How ‘Bout You?
If you’ve got fond memories of the old Atari 2600 system, these Atari-inspired playing cards might be just up your alley. Each card in these decks is bedecked with Atari imagery, and is the perfect gift…
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N.U.T.Z.: the Nuttiest C64 Music Video You’Ll See Today

N.U.T.Z.: the Nuttiest C64 Music Video You’Ll See Today
The following sentence from the description for this music video for Germany’s Kabelbrand pretty much sums it up… “Godzilla Squirrel attacks Cologne !!!” Got it? Good. Oh, they forgot to mention the part about the chainsaw.…
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Chiptune Showcase Comes to Pax 2010

Chiptune Showcase Comes to Pax 2010
If  you’re heading to the Penny Arcade Expo next week, be sure to swing by and check out the latest addition to their conference schedule, the Chiptune Showcase. A variety of 8-bit musical performers will take…
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The Cover Came First: Games Based on Famicase Art

The Cover Came First: Games Based on Famicase Art
While a lot of games probably started out with just a sketch of a landscape or of the main character, I doubt there’s many games out there where its cover art inspired the actual game. But…
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Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ

Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ
At first glance, this might just look like one of those organs you used to see in the shopping mall when you were a kid. But under the hood of this bit of musical nostalgia is…
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8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps

8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps
This 8-bit map of New York City was made by Brett Camper for the 8-Bit Cities project. The goal is not to make your city look like a video game map, but to make it feel…
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Humane Reader: the $20 Computer

Humane Reader: the $20 Computer
I’ve certainly seen our share of low-cost computers, but I can honestly say that this is the least expensive computer system I’ve seen yet. The Humane Reader is designed to provide computer technology to homes or…
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Super Mario Bros. Leftovers: the Characters That Didn’T Make the Cut

Super Mario Bros. Leftovers: the Characters That Didn’T Make the Cut
You know you’re onto something when people are making parodies of your work. Granted, that something can either be awesome or despicable, but in this case Jay Pavlina, I think it’s safe to say that your…
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