If you played a lot of guitar and Pac-Man growing up, then Natalie and Wolfgang of Vox & Dolly may have just stuffed all your teenage nostalgia into one plushy package with this beautiful Pac-Man electric guitar pillow.
This pillow is just one of many that the crafty duo have put together, and it’s amazing how well fabric patterns work with the iconic shape of a guitar, which is perfect for snuggling up with, especially while listening to a Pac-Man themed lullaby played on electric guitar by Youtube user The Cesar Experience.
And, if you happen to be an electric guitar and Pac-Man lover, then you can learn how to play the theme on guitar for yourself with this handy video tutorial by BobbyCrispy!
This retro radio project brings back old to meet the new. A trendy old radio that plays any music you want, not just the boring stuff that you can get through the radio waves!
Using the credit card sized computer, Raspberry Pi–the sky is the limit. To get the best streaming music experience for this project once you have the Raspberry Pi, use the free Linux distribution, Pi MusicBox. Pi MusicBox offers the cream of the crop:
- Spotify, Google Music and Sound Cloud
- Remote control it with a nice browser-interface, or with an MPD-client
- Web Radio
- AirTunes/AirPlay streaming
- Last.FM scrobbling
- Play music files from the SD, USB, Network
- and more!
Select any old Radio of choice. These can be found everywhere; eBay, garage sales or your grandma’s basement. Don’t worry, they don’t have to be in working condition because all of what is inside them will be thrown out!
Follow the creator’s instructions for disassembly, installation and reassembly:
Two old Radios found on eBay. Used the best parts of both for this project.
A lot useless non-working stuff inside.
Everything out and cleaned.
I had to measure the electrical resistance to estimate its impedance (multiply with 1,25)
Small amplifier (9 euro) that can be powered by USB (5V) and was even able to use the volume control of the old radio!
Just soldered together provisionally.
Mount for the Raspberry Pi! Two pieces of wood, two thread-inserts and two mainboard spacers.
Overview- everything is working!
Poweron/reset-switch just has to be connected to the Paspberry's P6-port, but for the power-off-switch you have to use a pull-up-resistor and write a small bash-script (inotify) to respond to that switch.
To show if the device is switched on or to indicate triggered buttons.
It's controlled by a bash-script via the GPIO ports.
GPIO connections to LED and power-off switch.
Volume-control on the left, the power-off switch is the one with the circle and the power-on the one with the notes on it - the rest is not in use.
Now you can have the best house cleaning day of your life with your own retro radio!
All gamers have a favorite game. Maybe that game was actually amazing on its own merit, and maybe the nostalgia that is laced within your memories is enough to elevate it to grandiosity.
Alain Wildgen wanted to pay homage to a retro game in his own way. About a year ago, he created the first level of Super Mario Brothers. He says that this first one, made from foam and paper, took roughly 20 to 30 hours.
He has refined his process since then. The workflow he now follows is fairly strait forward:
- Decide which game to feature
- Search for good graphics to use, typically from Spriter’s Resource or VGmaps
- Load the image into Gimp and clean it up or stitch together multiple images
- Print on Din3 or Din4 paper
- Cut each layer with a scalpel
- Cut pieces of foam rubber to create the different elevations
- Paste it together
A detail shot from Alain’s favorite diorama so far. Zelda A Link To The Past.
He has been doing this for a little over a year now and has created 18 dioramas. These are all for his personal collection and are not for sale. He does upload his files for others to be able to assemble on their own. Typically he posts links to the downloads on his facebook page, like the Zelda map he shared recently, which you can download here.
Alain with his collection
Alain says he has a whole list of projects just waiting to be done, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Day of the Tentacle, Megaman, and the Illusion of Time. If you want to follow along and see what he comes up with next, you an follow him on Tumblr as well as his Facebook page