Chaotic Moons Labs’ Board of Awesomeness

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?