Retro Styled Modular IPS Display for old and new systems

A project in Bedford, UK by Stephen Jones

Funding Successful

A classically styled monitor with modern IPS display with inputs for all of your old and new systems or build an all in one computer.
Backers: 1401
Average Pledge Per Backer: £255

Funded: £357,458 of £209,000
Dates: Nov 18th -> Dec 18th (30 days)
Project By: Stephen Jones
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: December 18 @ 15:03 -0500 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

I think we are there live stream tonight

December 18th - via:
I will not be very animated as I am mid Covid but see you then.  (Read More)

Solid stand will be made but I need more sales for the rotating version

December 16th - via:
I have seen a few questions about the solid stand and to be clear I was always going to make it because I want it :-) However the rotating stand is more of an investment and the stretch goal is needed. Steve  (Read More)

Q&A Tonight - Image thumbnail just to show off Paul's art

December 16th - via:
This image was paid for to try and get campaign over the line and as we all know yesterday was a fun day.  (Read More)

Well that was an exciting day since the Nostalgia Nerd video release

December 16th - via:
Hi all Firstly, thanks to all of you who have backed this project of mine, and whilst it is not complete yet I think we have made it. I had spent a while working with Peter from the Nostalgia Nerd Youtube channel since we met at the OLL 22 show in... (Read More)

Check out this cool retro monitor for gamers and vintage computer enthusiasts

December 15th - via:
It's the ultimate display that talks to ALL your old kit. And it will adapt to almost anything with the modules (or "pods"), which you can slot in the back. You can even put a whole computer in there if you want for an all-in-one luggable retro computer." (Read More)

Just in case people are on the fence I need to be clear

December 14th - via:
Thanks to all my existing backers for your trust. But some think I have a plan B Back it or Lose it  (Read More)

If you are getting monitor for Atari ST then RBG scart issue fixed

December 11th - via:
Just a quick update, after posting about the RGB Scart working on 3 Atari ST's but not mine, we had a flurry of support which did not cure the issue but sent Appy on the right path today and it is now perfect. Will will modify the next prototype to... (Read More)

New Festive Place holder Deposit Reward

December 7th - via:
As we did with the exchange rate, we are trying to open up to as many people as possible to meet the target. A lot of people have said due to the timing they cannot commit to the full amount. This is something that I am fully aware, of and had no... (Read More)

RF input for monitors to use old consoles

December 6th - via:
I am testing an inexpensive RF to HDMI converter so that a module can be added to the list of inputs.  (Read More)

Apologies for cancelling and removing last post stream

December 6th - via:
Sadly my 3 year old son started vomitting very bad during the stream and I we were up half the night with him basically emptying it stomach. Of course as with kids he woke up this morning without a care and happy as usual. Back to normal now. Steve  (Read More)

Monitor Chassis price reduction inline with exchange rate changes

December 4th - via:
Important: If you have already backed, please keep same reward as the extra £20 WILL be added to your cart to pay towards shipping and any extras.  If you want to switch that is OK obviously.   (Read More)

Now we’re talking, Unicorn found.

December 2nd - via:
Unicorn panel coming in 19" soon When we started this project to bring you the ultimate retro computing modular monitor system we said there were many options for panels you could add to your order when we’ve completed the kickstarter. There is... (Read More)

Found the unicorn panel - 15khz support and 1ms latency

December 1st - via:
This link takes you to the story in this picture, sadly direct linking is tricky.   Arcooda wonder panel 15khz support 1ms latency  (Read More)

We have changed the layout of the story and fine tuned the message

November 29th - via:
Just so you are all aware after comments about the message being confusing I have asked Phil to re do write the text side of the story. He has done this and created and better introduction. Should you wish to see the original I will keep it safe but... (Read More)

Just thought you may like to see the machine that makes the parts

November 29th - via:
This is the machine that makes the parts and why low volume products mean higher pricing. This is not the monitor obviously :-) You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Budget TN panel $99 and Live Q&A session

November 28th - via:
Hi all Thanks for the response so far, I realise it has slowed but a lot of PR is coming  over the next 10 days. Here are a couple of updates for you. This is a live stream link for tonight where I will give you all an update and answer any... (Read More)

Using Apple II range with the monitor

November 25th - via:
Thanks to Daniel Henderson and Brenda Selwood for their help in understanding and testing the Apple II's on my monitor. Upshot is if you have Pal version Apple II's or an NTSC 50hz model then forget composite and get an RGB converter for VGA/HDMI or... (Read More)

First 24 hours and at 25% already

November 19th - via:
So first 24 hours have passed and already over 25%. I realise these monitors are not the usual low cost fare but they are aimed at people who care about quality and functionality, and whilst I am trying to keep the cost down, small production runs... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!