Colecovision HD Design

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About 3 years ago ATGames released the Colecovision Flashback, a throwback console that looked decent and featured a solid collection of games, but unfortunately had poor sound and controls. They’ve yet to release a second version, but with HDMI conversions being all the rage these days, I’m sure a Flashback 2 is inevitable. That said I thought I’d take a stab at designing one.

Nintendo 64 Classic Design

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The Nintendo 64 was revolutionary in countless ways, its impact still resonates in modern consoles and games. Unfortunately the N64 and its games have not aged as well as its predecessors, the SNES and NES. Some games like Mario 64 still hold up today, while others like Goldeneye 64 are difficult to enjoy after years of playing more advanced shooters.

SNES Everdrive Design

SNES Everdrive Mario Kart Lakitu by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

If you’re not familiar, Everdrives are flashcarts which store games via an SD card, and there are currently several on the market for cartridge-based systems, including the SNES. Thought I’d utilize the built-in LEDs, which happen to be the same colors as a traffic light, for this fun Mario Kart-inspired design.

Everdrives are a bit pricey but they can do some pretty cool stuff besides playing ROMs on original hardware, such as the ability to add CD-quality music to games. I would love to play Zelda: A Link to the Past with an orchestral score, or TMNT IV with arcade-quality music and sound effects.

Back to the Future Wireless Charger And Bluetooth Speaker

Back to the Future hoverboard by Dave Delisle

Seeing as some wireless charging pads look like skateboards already, why not enlist the most famous skateboard of all to be a wireless charger, the hoverboard from Back to the Future. Just lay a phone and top of the board and you’ll have enough power to traverse over water. Maybe.

Retro Gaming TV Design

Retro Gaming 4:3 LED screen design by Dave Delisle

Thought I’d make a TV design for what I was describing a few posts back. I’m sure 70’s and 80’s kids will recognize what’s going on here, so I won’t blab on and on. I call it the “Game TV”, a 4:3 display for old video game systems. The big switch in the base is decorative.

Flux Capacitor RetroPie Console

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I’ve been thinking about building my own Raspberry Pi console with RetroPie for the past several months, and I finally did it! Getting RetroPie to run took a lot longer than building this console, which was relatively easy. But there is a downside, more on that later.

A Modern 4:3 Display For Game Consoles of Yesterday

4:3 LED flatscreen retrogaming by Dave Delisle

In my opinion there’s a potentially big market for a modern flat panel display that comes in a 4:3 aspect ratio. A display which is specifically intended to be used with retro gaming consoles or arcade cabinets.