Atari Joystick Jewelry Box: Perfect for Game Cartridges (and Jewelry)

[Photo: annahowardshaw on Instructables]
Remember your awesome Atari 2600 Video Computer System, with its one-button joystick controller?

Yeah, neither do I. But I was born in the mid-80's, about a decade after the Atari 2600 made its epic debut in 1977. Anyway, for those of you who do remember (or for those of you who rock the retro-chic…er, I mean, retro-geek), check out this DIY Atari joystick jewelry box by Instructables user annahowardshaw.

The jewelry box is a fairly accurate impression of the original Atari joystick, and features two compartments. You can even use the "stick" part of the jewelry box (it's a wooden dowel) as a ring holder.

If you want to make your own Atari joystick jewelry box, you'll need some decent woodworking skills. But it's a pretty sweet project that will make a great gift for your geeky girlfriend (or a place to store your trinkets and/or game cartridges, if you're a girl).

[Instructables via Make Online]

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