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These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy

These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy
Looking for a truly unique piece of videogame art to hang on your wall? Artist Enriqve Aranacci has got you covered with these awesome handmade lights which incorporate traditional lighted signmaking techniques. While he makes all…

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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Vintage Arcade Skee-Ball Machine: Quarters Not Required

Vintage Arcade Skee-Ball Machine: Quarters Not Required
Back before your fancy video games and Oculus Rift goggles, there was Skee-Ball. Old-timey? Yes. But a very fun game of skill (and luck). Now you can prove that you are the ultimate old timey gamer…

Milk Crate Stereo Puts the Hammer(s) Down

Milk Crate Stereo Puts the Hammer(s) Down
I’ve seen some unusual audio gear over the years, but if you’re looking for a truly unique stereo for your living room, I’m betting you haven’t seen one that looks like this.…

Car Bookshelf Has Books for Passengers Instead of People

Car Bookshelf Has Books for Passengers Instead of People
I used to be a sucker for novels. Now I’m a sucker for graphic novels and comic books. Maybe it’s because I did so much reading back in college that I don’t find reading long blocks…

Vintage Camera Nightlights Scare Vintage Monsters Under the Bed

Vintage Camera Nightlights Scare Vintage Monsters Under the Bed
If you have a few old vintage cameras that are collecting dust, you might want to do what Flickr user Jason Hull has done. Jason takes vintage cameras from the 1950s and 1960s and turns them…

115 Year Old Electric Car Matches the Mileage of a Chevy Volt

115 Year Old Electric Car Matches the Mileage of a Chevy Volt
Sometimes when we think that technology is marching forward, it isn’t as a big of a deal as we thought and you find out that someone has had the technology for years already. Take the Chevy…

Vintage iPod/iPhone Dock from 1958: Nope, They Didn’t Have iPhones Back Then

Vintage iPod/iPhone Dock from 1958: Nope, They Didn’t Have iPhones Back Then
iPod and iPhone docks are a dime a dozen, and it takes something special to get noticed in the plethora of different products. Check out this beautifully restored 1958 tabletop radio, that was modified to function…

The Yodeling Radio Man, a “Classic” Robot From the 1930s

The Yodeling Radio Man, a “Classic” Robot From the 1930s
Can you imagine why a robot would need to yodel? I’ve got no idea because yodeling is fricking annoying in my book. Radio Man was featured in the April 1939 issue of Popular Science, and was…

Vintage Facebook, Skype, and Youtube Posters

Vintage Facebook, Skype, and Youtube Posters
Imagine what it would have been like for your grandparents to have Facebook, YouTube, and Skype in their lifetime. It might have gone something like this.…

AT-ATs and AT-STs Invade Postcards

AT-ATs and AT-STs Invade Postcards
Even though “cute aliens” are the idea behind Franco Brambilla‘s art, what I really find interesting is the funny vignettes into which Brambilla has injected these Star Wars vehicles and ships. I’ve never considered an AT-AT…

iVictrola iPhone/iPod Touch Amplifier: Blast From the Past

iVictrola iPhone/iPod Touch Amplifier: Blast From the Past
Designed by Matt Richmond, the iVictrola’s design and functionality harkens back to the olden days. Way way back to the olden days, when there were no electronics. It acoustically amplifies the sound coming from an iPhone…

Cobra-Matic: Retro Zenith Turntable Becomes Modern Pc [Casemod]

Cobra-Matic: Retro Zenith Turntable Becomes Modern Pc [Casemod]
What you’re looking at here isn’t just a vintage record player. It’s actually a fully-functional gaming PC. This old Bakelite Zenith record player has even had its turntable replaced with a visible DVD-ROM drive – which…

Bazookas for Sale: Perfect for Larping and Cosplays

Bazookas for Sale: Perfect for Larping and Cosplays
I wish I had some extra cash right now, because I’d really like to have my own freakin’ rocket launcher – vintage Spanish bazookas are being sold right this instant at Centerfire Systems (store tagline: “Save…

Wrap Your Gadgets in Vintage Comics

Wrap Your Gadgets in Vintage Comics
Here’s a new and different idea for a DIY iPod case: use pages of old comics. A little masking tape, a few pages of killer images, and the ability to cut a straight line with scissors…

Rare Elektronika-7 Vacuum Tube Clock Shows Up on Ebay

Rare Elektronika-7 Vacuum Tube Clock Shows Up on Ebay
When I first spotted this dot-matrix numbers on this clock I thought it was a modern-day blue LED display. But lurking beneath the surface of this timepiece is something far more interesting. What we actually have…
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