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Tag: 1970s

Video of the Day: Trs-80 Dancing Demon

Video of the Day: Trs-80 Dancing Demon
Here’s a blast from the past that I stumbled upon earlier today. I don’t know why I found it so entertaining, but I guess it just reminded me of when I was just a geektot. There’s something about the simplicity of computer graphics back in the day that just makes me all gooey.

Atari Video Music: Forgotten 1970s Tech

Atari Video Music: Forgotten 1970s Tech
Everyone remembers Atari for their famous video game consoles, arcade games and even home computers. Being a child of 1970s and 80s technology, I’m surprised that I don’t ever remember seeing this oddity. The Atari Video Music was released in 1976 and was an analog video synthesizer that could generate a kaleidoscopic light show on your TV screen when hooked up to your stereo.

Space Invaders Luggage

Space Invaders Luggage
Fans of the classic arcade shooter Space Invaders can now wear their pride on their shoulder with this travel bag. The Rockza Space Invaders bag is made from black PVC with a long shoulder strap. It features a rainbow of invader bitmap images (complete with “scanlines”) that are more reminiscent of later full-color versions than of the original arcade classic.

Playing Pong on a 500 Square Foot Display

Playing Pong on a 500 Square Foot Display
Some guys from a theatrical lighting supplier decided to crank up their fancy LED light curtain with a little round of Atari’s classic 1970’s arcade game, PONG. The light curtains create a digital grid using thousands of individual LEDs.