About the Manual

The Nerd Manual is meant to be both a useful resource for nerds and a guide for the people involved with nerds. If you're a nerd you can find information here that will help you improve your life and perhaps better understand yourself. If you're close friends with, dating, or married to a nerd, I want to give you insight into things nerds do that a lot of people have difficulty understanding.

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DIY Nerd: Atari 2600 Cartridge Wallet

What's nerdier than a wallet made from an Atari 2600 cartridge?

Not much.

Sure, you can buy a wallet with an Atari 2600 image imprinted on it, but if you really want to show your nerd cred, you'll make your own wallet out of an actual 2600 game cartridge.

It's actually pretty easy. Want to know how? Watch Bob Clagett's video (or just read the blog post on his website) and you'll have your own cartridge wallet in no time.

Now I just have to go dig up an E.T. cartridge from the landfill.