Ryan McDonough

Founder, Sometime Artist

CFO and co-founder @Accompany, acquired by @Cisco. Turnaround CFO @Ning, sold to Glam Media. Former seed VC. McKinsey trained. @Wharton School and @Haas School of Business.



Nostalgia Box

Growing up in the 1980s, nothing beat the moment I bought my NESNintendo Entertainment System and upgraded from the family Atari 2600. This RETROFLAG NESPi 4 Case sports a Raspberry Pi 4b, 1 terabyte hard-drive hidden in a NES cartridge, and all the gaming goodness I could want.

Nostalgia Entertainment System

Nostalgia Box. The goal of this build was to recreate my childhood experience with every Atari & NES game I ever owned, plus all the pizza joint standup games I could remember. From there, it was a bonus feature to have all the games from Pong to PS1. The battery pack supports hours of gaming fun, powering a 10.5″ screen, and a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (8GB) sporting heatsinks & fan. For that full retro feel (and to solve for the occasional bluetooth connectivity issue), the normally wireless controllers are plugged in with retractable cables in the front of the console.


Nostalgia Box. I love having this little box hidden away in the living room, knowing I’m just a button press away from hours of gaming and childhood memories.

Love the theme by https://github.com/lipebello


Build List

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 8GB


10.5 Screen with Speakers

Scrap metal and magnets

Zip-ties & tie downs

180-degree USB and Mini-HDMI connectors 

8Bitdo Controllers

Retractable USB to Micro-USB plugs

Retractable Mouse

Mini Keyboard (hidden under the felt)

Extra RETROFLAG Cartridge with Dock

Samsung 1 Terabyte SSD

Box found at Marshalls

Assembly of the RETROFLAG NESPi 4 case.

Magnets & Cable Management

Hidden Keyboard

Minimal Exterior Changes