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DIY Homebrew Video Game Cartridges

Got an old Colecovision gathering dust? Don’t give up on it, MAKE contributor Joe Grand (of hacker con badge fame) has detailed instructions on creating your own video game cartridges.

In 2001, I wrote a homebrew game for the Atari 2600 called SCSIcide. I created a custom PCB to allow me to make my own cartridges for the system. As the homebrew community was starting to flourish, I designed a bunch of other circuit boards supporting different memory sizes and videogame consoles. I’ve finally gotten around to releasing the full documentation/source/Gerber plots/etc., so now people can make their own game cartridges for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit computer, and Colecovision. Fun!

 


Rust Box Advice

I picked up this lovely old toolbox full of tools at a yard sale recently. Any advice on reviving some of those rusty tools in there? Please add your favorite refinishing/de-rusting tips in the comments.

 

Upcycle Wine Corks into a Bulletin Board

Corkboard
Julie over at Home Made repurposed an old door into a bulletin board using a large stock of wine corks. Open up an extra bottle of wine tonight and you’re one cork closer to making your own!

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Gallium spoon makes for fun teatime prank

The metal gallium has a low melting point (29.78 °C, according to the material safety data sheet), so a spoon made of it will melt when used to stir a hot beverage. [via Gizmodo]

 

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