We’re always amazed at the ways people have been inspired to use Kinect technology. To my knowledge, this is the first time we’ve seen it used to control something other than a virtual space or avatar AND a motorized skateboard!
The space brains at Chaotic Moons Labs have engineered “The Board of Awesomeness” which is steered by the rider with the power of Kinect.
From Chaotic Moon:
“Using a motorized longboard custom rigged with a Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect device, Samsung Windows 8 enabled tablet with full voice control (yep, the one that’s not yet released), a phidget interface module, and all terrain tires, we took Project Sk8 to the streets to show how we’ve revolutionized Kinect by re-engineering it to not only respond to movement but use that movement to operate something other than a gaming avatar.”
This is so. cool. The Board of Awesomeness can travel up to 32 miles per hour! It is a good thing they’re wearing a helmet!
What do you think? Do you think you’d like to have one of these for your commute?