ColecoVision Security Door Handle

ColecoVision security door handle keypad design by Dave Delisle 2018 davesgeekyideas

Here is a security keypad and door handle combo that resembles a ColecoVision controller. This would make a great theft deterrent, as thieves are afraid of retro gamers.

The security keypad would be illuminated as well. I could see this emitting video game sound effects when keys are pressed for that added flair.

Comic Book Rack Blu-Ray Display

comic book rack blu-ray display design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

Now that superhero movies are becoming a regular fixture, I thought it would be fun to create a DVD rack that looked like a comic book display. I recall seeing racks like this in grocery stores and pharmacies, usually covered in Archie and Richie Rich titles.

The top of the rack would feature a backlit sign, which could double as a lamp in your living space.

Clone Console PC Drives

Clone Console PC Drive design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas dave's geeky ideas

I know emulation makes this device unnecessary, but sometimes you want to play with genuine controllers and a real cartridge. I feel clone consoles that slot into a desktop PC like an optical DVD-R drive would be coveted by a few gamers out there.

Most PC towers have several drive slots in the front, may as well populate them with clone consoles! Cartridge-based clone consoles would look similar to the above example. Disc-based systems would have a DVD tray and compatible control ports. I don’t think memory card slots (GameCube, PS2) are needed.

There is the Retrode device, which has cartridge slots for the SNES and Genesis, and plugs into the PC via USB. It’s a great device and is portable, but I would prefer something that is integrated, given the choice.