There are dads. There are good dads. Then there's this Reddit user anoldradical.
Not only has the guy reared a son who appreciates old classic video games, he's built him an emulator machine that plays all his favourite (old) games. It's amazing.
The concept: make an Android based emulator machine and embed it into a box that looks like a treasure chest from Zelda.
It started out like this:
After researching, he decided to make the system itself run on a rooted OUYA console running a custom firmware: simple, clean and capable of running the 7000+ games he had installed on the device.
After a serious of amount of effort, he had something that looked like this:
After getting the controller to look right, and installing a screen inside the treasure chest, this is the gift in its final form:
Seriously, how good is this? Every one of the emulators in the box has been optimised for peak performance, and it can be plugged into a TV if need be.
I want one of these. What an amazing idea, and so brilliantly implemented on every possible level.
Father of the year. No doubt in my mind.
You can see more pics of this being created, along with a heap of insight into the design process here.