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RACER DEMO 0.1 – video game mashup from sputnic on Vimeo.

This is awesome.  Some Germans made a race track, got a model car, attached a webcam to it.  Then controls for the RC car were attached to an arduino and which in turn was controlled by a steering wheel, and a TV screen showing the first person view of the car.  The size of the car, and the speed it travels at makes it seem like you’re driving at a couple hundred miles an hour, exactly like most racing video games.

This is a pretty neat first version of this idea.  I expect the next version to be able to actually race against another person driving another car on the same track.  The version after that needs jumps.  And the next version needs some missiles or banana peels or powerups of some sort.

Then it’ll be like Mario Kart, and put together Trackmanina.  The only way it could get better is if they get little toy raptors that you have to catch.

{Engadget | racer}

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