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Pocket Computers from the 1980s

Pocket Computers from the 1980s

These days, we all carry a very capable computer in our pockets. But back in the 1980s, pocket computers looked more like glorified calculators. The 8-Bit Guy takes a look at some of these early examples of miniaturization for a look at just how far computing technology has come in the last few decades.

Spacecraft Switch Gear

Spacecraft Switch Gear
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Concord Aerospace makes replicas of the switches found in NASA’s space vehicles, including the Apollo command module and the Space Shuttle. The switches feature accurate labeling, and can be wired to control circuits, should you decide to build your own basement simulator. You can also order switches with custom labeling.

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GRID Phone Art

GRID Phone Art
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GRID Studio turns electronic junk into art. To make their unique wall art, they carefully disassemble old smartphones, then meticulously place and glue their components into a shadowbox frame. They currently make versions based on the iPhone 3GS, 4S, and 5, as well as the Nokia E71, and BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two
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Ernest Cline presents the follow-up to his beloved bestseller. After the events of Ready Player One, Wade Watts makes a discovery in Halladay’s vaults – an advancement that could make OASIS even more wondrous – and addictive. Expect a heaping helping of pop culture references when the book hits on 11.24.2020.

The Domino King

The Domino King

The Domino King creates amazing pixel art images using thousands of colorful dominoes. His YouTube channel is packed with awesome constructions from Rick and Morty to Sonic the Hedgehog to Five Nights at Freddy’s. But his best creation so far is from Super Mario World.

Pies Are Awesome Pie Guides

Pies Are Awesome Pie Guides

Designed by pastry queen Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin of Pies Are Awesome, these stencils make it easy for anyone to create awesomely geeky pies. Designs include C’thulhu, a fire-breathing dragon, a prancing unicorn, and a kittens with deadly weapons, among others.

Floppotron Sandstorm

Floppotron Sandstorm

Paweł Zadrożniak’s complicated computer hardware orchestra consists of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard drives, and a flatbed scanner. Here it performs the song it was truly meant for, Darude’s 1999 hit Sandstorm. Seriously, the DJ should ditch his turntables, and tour with this.

Cool Things to Find

Cool Things to Find

Cinesaurus puts a more positive spin on the funny but morbid viral ad Dumb Ways to Die, making a song that stars the Curiosity rover and other geeky references. Let’s call it a constructive parody.

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Minecraft Creeper Hoodie

Minecraft Creeper Hoodie
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You’ll be even creepier than Minecraft‘s trademark monster with this hoodie from J!NX. The full zip front goes beyond the pixelated green skin, incorporating the Creeper’s face into the hood.

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