Inventor Mike Chow built a fitness dress for playing Mario Kart
A series of quarantines and Locksuns last year formulated a new urgent task – people without problems shorten the time at home for video games, but experience a shortage of physical exertion. It is logical that it is best to combine these two classes, but specialized simulators and accessories are not cheap. The inventor-enthusiast Mike Choi figured out how to create the right solution from improvised details and several gadgets.
The Choi took the game Mario Kart, as these are races, and therefore it is convenient to tie the movements of the characters on the screen to the rotation of real pedals and the steering wheel. The simulator stand is made of a cardboard box, seat and pedal from a real bicycle, and the Ring-Con accessories acts as the steering wheel. Choi combined it with the Joy-Con controller and Tapbo robot, adding details from the Nintendo Labo designer to ensure the transformation of physical movements into signals for the game console.
The result was an entertaining fitness aggregate, which forces the player to pedal to maintain effective speed in the game. You also need to rotate the steering wheel desperately so as not to fly out of the virtual route. The only negative – with other games, this design by default is incompatible, a special modification is required.