Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Tardis MAME Cabinet


Simon Jansen has just made my life a little more difficult to bear.  I used to be happy.  Happy with my very own MAME arcade cabinet that I can connect to a last-gen console or game PC... happy with its stealthy black appearance, happy with its arcade good looks.

Then I had to discover this... a fantastic Tardis housing a MAME machine.  It's not just all Doctor Who-y on the outside - open the doors and the internals mimic the last iteration of the original series' control room (installed by the Peter Davison doctor in "The Five Doctors", as if you didn't know).

Jansen's writeup of the project is a clear step-by-step report so you can build your own - but what's especially galling is that he used up all of the jokes that I normally would have for this fusion of Doctor Who and retro video gaming.  He's also the same bloke who is recreating Star Wars entirely in ASCII animation.  I'll never be this cool. While you're checking out his site, I'm going to see if I can find some blue paint.

Build your own Tardis MAME cabinet (build one for me while you're at it, ok?)

Retro Thing TV episode - building a MAME cabinet (admittedly a bit long...)
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Remote control toy Daleks
Make your own Doctor Who scarf


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