Brendan Dawes
The Art of Form and Code

Atari Hardware Hacks

Recycling dead media hack

We are surrounded by dead things. Dead technology that used to be cutting edge quickly becomes obsolete. Once-loved objects become unloved and cast aside all too easily.

So I decided to resurrect two objects that were a big part of my growing up—an Atari joystick and an Atari Space Invaders cartridge.

The joystick was turned into a whimsical USB hub interfacing my cutting edge gadgets through a piece of gaming nostalgia, and the cartridge became an oversized yet charming USB flash drive.