April 21, 2017

How "Oldschool" Graphics Worked (Part 1): Commodore And Nintendo

In part 1, The 8-Bit Guy covers the limitations of color on older 1980's computers and game consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Commodore 64.

DIY: How To Make An Origami Stormtrooper From Star Wars In 5 Minutes

Make your own origami Stormtrooper in just 5 minutes! All you need is a square piece of paper, and Force is not even required.

April 20, 2017

A Single Monitor For ALL Classic Computers?

Classic computers can be a lot of fun, but who wants a bunch of big, bulky CRT monitors around their house taking up space? Isn't there ONE monitor that would handle every computer of the 70's, 80's and 90's? Yes! we'll tell you which one(s) to look for in this video.

April 18, 2017

Computers That Changed The World

In this video we’re going to take a quick look at the history of computers. They are everywhere around us, and without them life as we know it would be a whole different story. So in this video we’ll go back and take a look at the ones that had the greatest impact not just on the industry, but on how we live.

Is The American Dream B.S.? [8-Bit Philosophy]

Press Start for “Is The American Dream B.S.?” by 8-Bit Philosophy, where classic video games introduce famous thinkers, problems, and concepts with quotes, teachings, and more.

April 11, 2017

How Many Different Unlock Patterns Could You Create?

The Android pattern lock screen consists of 9 contact points arranged in a 3 x 3 matrix. Acceptable patterns are conditioned by three main rules...

Strangest Computer Designs Of The '80s

The 1980s saw the explosion of a worldwide microcomputer industry, and with it came countless bizarre and awesome machines. Let's take a look at ten of the most unusual devices!

April 7, 2017

The KoalaPad: How We Used To Create Graphics

In this episode, The 8-Bit Guy shows you how we used to create graphics back in 1983. We used the Koalapad.

April 2, 2017

Brace Yourselves: Game Of Thrones Character Arc Generator

Just choose one from each column. Naked guy with a beard dies fighting dragons.

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ThinkPad: IBM Vs. Lenovo Is There A Difference?

IBM produced ThinkPads from 1992 to 2005, with Lenovo taking over thereafter. Is there really a difference between ThinkPads designed and built by IBM vs. Lenovo? Obviously newer models have better technology inside, but what about feel, looks, fit/finish and the overall design philosophy?