Nintendo Power Strip

nintendo power strip USB design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

This Nintendo design was inspired by a power strip I bought recently. It looked like a plain white generic thing, but when I plugged it in it became this TRON-like device thanks to some translucent blue plastic throughout the sides. It only used the one LED light located under the switch, and I thought it was a neat way to expand the light’s usage.

Nintendo R.O.B. Raspberry Pi Case

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In the past few years Kintaro and RetroFlag have released a bunch of Nintendo-inspired cases for the Raspberry Pi 3, and they are all pretty darn impressive (personally I’m holding out for a Sega Genesis version). Thought I would design a case for the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero based on the R.O.B. toy.

500 Posts And A Few Surprises

Super Mario Bros Fireworks GIF by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

A bit of a personal milestone as this post is my 500th for this blog! That’s at least 500 ideas foisted onto the world (and I do mean foisted). This blog started in 2010, and yes there have been ups and downs along the way but I hope to keep doing this for the foreseeable future.

Sneaker Basketball Arcade Machine

Sneaker Basketball Arcade Machine design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

This basketball arcade cabinet is styled after a shoe, the Air Jordan 5, because of its mesh sides. This could also be purposed into a desktop toy as well.

Forgive the presentation, the net would actually be lower and there would be a scoreboard above the net, but it was tough to keep everything in frame. There would also be a protective net between the basket and the shooter.

This would go nicely with the other rec room designs I’ve posted here.

Zelda Nintendo Switch Stand

Zelda Nintendo Switch Stand design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

This clear plastic stand makes it appear as though the system is floating above Link, almost like he just acquired this item. You can hear that music right now, huh?

Zelda Nintendo Switch Stand design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

The fancy part is the USB cable, which clamps onto the Switch. It features a Triforce that illuminates when plugged in. When not in use, Link holds the USB cable.

NHL ’94 Goal Light Cartridge

NHL 94 Sega Genesis cartridge LED goal light design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

NHL ’94 turns 25 in a few months! If it were up to me, I would re-release it in this nifty cartridge with a built-in goal light. The LED light would illuminate when a goal is scored (unless the scoring team is the Canucks or Oilers).

The idea isn’t so far-fetched. Recently there have been commemorative cartridge re-releases for Street Fighter II, Mega Man 2, Mega Man X, and Holy Diver to name a few. Are retro game cartridges following the same footsteps as vinyl albums? Time will tell.

I doubt NHL ’94 would get the re-release treatment, despite the game’s cult following. However this cartridge would make for a cool Budweiser Red Light or a Hallmark ornament.

The light gimmick would be great for other cartridge games. The buzzer in NBA Jam, fatalities in Mortal Kombat, low health in Zelda, getting damage in Goldeneye 64 — I can go on forever. The trick is programming the light to react to an in-game event.