We’ve featured some cool handmade cases by rabbitrampage before, but these are definitely my favorites so far.
Each handmade felt case is a tiny little replica of a famous gaming console, precisely stitched, and filled with a little bit of padding to protect your delicate iPhone, iPod Touch or other gadget of similar size.
The boxy, toy-like car you see below is the work of Giant Robot magazine publisher Eric Nakamura and Len Higa of Onimotorworks. Nakamura was asked by Toyota to come up with a design for a custom Scion xB, and he decided to go with a video game theme.
You think the PlayStation Move controller looks weird? Well what do you make of this?
A Japanese website has a collection of crazy-ass Famicom controllers, from arcade-style fight sticks to… I don’t even know what some of them are for.
It’s anyone’s guess why you’d want to rip apart your shiny new Wii-mote controller and make it looks like something out of the 1980s, but this is the DIY-geek generation, and where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Die-hard Final Fantasy VII fans may be clamoring for a current gen version of the classic RPG, but apparently in China, people are buying the remaining units of NESes in the world, and so de-makes are all the rage.
These quirky business card holders come to us courtesy of Japan’s Banpresto. Each one features imagery from popular retro arcade or home video game systems.
While the Famicom (NES) controller and Pac-Man business card cases have been available for a little while now, but they just recently rounded out the collection, adding the awesomely awesome 16-bit Sega Mega Drive (shown above) as well as some Space Invaders bedecked designs.
This odd little handheld gaming system may look a heckuva lot like a Nintendo Game Boy Advance, but it’s actually one of those multi-system emulators that can play games from a variety of retro consoles.
The mysteriously named SP2 handheld can play games from the original NES, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Color, Neo Geo and yes, the Game Boy Advance.
Got a spare Nintendo Power Glove sitting around? Why not do something cool with it like turning it into a modern musical instrument?
That’s what synth hacker Denkitribe did when he rewired an old Famicom/NES Power Glove to control an Arduino-based controller circuit.
It’s possible that I may have fiddled with an Atari 2600 but was probably too young to remember. But I remember the NES – I grew up calling it the Family Computer – and it’s games, which were loaded in those ridiculous 600-in-1 cartridges: Contra, a game that I must admit I don’t remember finishing, not even after using the Konami Code, and Double Dribble, a game that sparked an intense rivalry between my two older brothers – Frogs vs.
Does this handheld gaming system look familiar at all? When I first saw it, I had to do a double-take too.
While the PXP-900 steals more thant a few of it’s design cues from the Sony PSP, don’t expect it to play the latest PSP games – it only plays retro game ROMs.
Here’s what this looks like: a workable, playable Famicom cartridge modded to contain an entire Famicom. But oh how deceiving looks can be. Really, this is a Yinlips media player with a Famicom emulator stuffed into a business card holder shaped like a Famicom cart.
I’m starting to think that the only reason the PSP exists is because some Sony executive’s kid nagged him for a portable version of Monster Hunter. Where the games at Sony? Even Famicom owners have it better than us!
Famicom cartridges, and their NES counterparts, have been turned into a great many things by the DIY community–including the consoles themselves–but this particular mod wins major cool points simply for design. Turns out a Sony point-and-shoot camera is just the right size to fit inside a hollowed out cartridge.
Remember the awesome Fami-Card – the casemod which managed to cram a fully-functional 8-bit Nintendo console into an old NES cartridge? Well the Fami-Card is back, and this time the circuit has made its way into a classic Zelda cartridge.