Mario Kart is a fun classic that a lot of makers will remember. Here Adam Ringwood takes it a step further by controlling it with a real car.
Leave them to it, and makers will create some great games and toys. What could be better than making your own gadgets? Using Ardunio, you can build your own toys, like remote control cars and quadcopters, from scratch, and from the comfort of your own home. You can even hack existing products and give them your own twist. The Arduino is capable of making all manner of games and gadgets. Have a browse of some of the more creative games that hackers around the world have made.
Is your controller for your toy train set a bit boring? Hook it up to a Wii Nunchuck and get full control over your train’s locomotion.
This 3D printed Jeep by Nicolas Roux, features tank tracks, and is controlled by an Arduino via an Android app over Bluetooth.
These smart juggling balls change colour depending on the reading of a 6 DOF sensor, creating a hypnotic pattern of colour.
These pair of rollerblades by Anurag Mishra track the rider’s speed, along with the current temperature and humidity.
Flappy Bird, the game that took the world by storm, has been re-created on a 16×16 dot matrix.
The String2String project is a blackboard that has been converted to smart-board, using a clever technique of reading the chalk position.
The 3D pad is a touch-less gesture control sensor shield, adding 3 dimensions of control, allowing futuristic style 3D gestures.
Anderson Li and his team at the University of Victoria have made an amazing $200 Quadcopter from an Arduino, motors and 3D printed parts.
Poké-O-Matic is a great little project that automatically seeks out and captures shiny Pokémon, by combining a Nintendo 3DS and a Teensy.