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Re-stickering a Galaxian Coleco Mini Arcade

Re-stickering a Galaxian Coleco Mini Arcade

I've always loved the look and form factor of the Coleco Mini Arcades from the early 80's ever since I saw them in the background of Angry Video Game Nerd videos and similar in the late 2000's, and have had one one my wishlist for that amount of time as well. While the Basic Fun and similar modern mini arcade things are cool they aren't nearly as big as the Coleco OGs, although in buying this I did run across 2006 era Excalibur mini arcades I think are actually better looking. I decided to go on

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Floppy Disk Camera vs Webcam vs Phone

A few months ago I acquired a Sony FD Mavica Camera and wanted to see how it's picture quality stacked up vs both my phone, and my logitech webcam which always looks terrible for what it is. I haven't used a digital camera not on a phone since I was in middle school so going out and using this camera was a foreign experience to me.   The resulting photos and additional commentary can be found here:  

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Powering on a TI SR-51-II

A short while ago I got a 1976 TI SR-51-II calculator from a thrift store, without the power supply that goes with it, which is important because the calculator uses its own proprietary NiCad battery pack, which has long been dead. While I partially got the calculator just for looks, it would be nice to actually be able to use it. The first youtube video that pops up when you search this calculator on google is someone modernizing this calculator by modifying it to use phone battery. The conne

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