Nintendo Graduation Ring and Atari Miniature Disc Drive

Get your Geek on with Shapeways.

Designed as a custom graduation ring for a client in the game design field by Action N

A tiny working model of a retro computing icon offers a blend of nostalgia and sillyness by Rossum.

My first computer was an Atari 400. My first disk drive was the magnificent Atari 810. Overwhelmed by a recent wave of nostalgia from playing Zork for the first time in 30 years I have built a working model of an Atari 810 that uses 8Gig microSD cards instead of 5 1/4 inch floppies to emulate up to 8 drives. Maintaining the relative dimensions of drive to media, the model is somewhat smaller than the original.

3D printed by Shapeways then hand painted, this is by far the cutest external drive, ever.

What other retro devices could be 3D printed in miniature to act as housings for electronic devices with thousands of time the storage and processing capability of the original in some kind of size reduction = capacity multiplication equation?

One comment

  1. Glenn Slingsby

    Haha… how about that darling of all storage media – the Commodore 64 tape drive ?!! Where finding a file went something like this: I think the file is here [pushes fast forward for a few minutes] No? Maybe here [fast forward some more minutes] Nope. I guess it was back there after all [rewinds five minutes]… Ah, memories!

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