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RCT, Kinda IRL

Yes this reminds me of RollerCoaster Tycoon.  Yes, this is awesome.  No, this. is. not. CGI.  This is a drone following a real live roller coaster in Sweden.  It’s incredible, and honestly makes me excited for the things that drone pilots will do in the future.  Following a speeding roller coaster is really way more awesome than watching Drone Racing.  I mean yea, Drone Racing is pretty ace, but it’s kind of boring if you’re not flying them yourself.  This though, this is pretty ace.

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Drone Racing

Drone Racing is a thing.  I’ve posted about it before, I can’t remember though if I posted about the Drone Racing League (DRL), I think I did.  It’s a cool thing to watch the highlights and edited videos of.  I’m not sure if I would watch a live race.  ESPN however is hoping differently.  On Sunday October 23, 2016 they will air the first of 10 episodes for the 2016 DRL season.  Honestly, I don’t see it succeeding, at least not at any level approaching those traditional sports reach.  I’m not talking Monday Night Football numbers, or even Saturday afternoon hockey.  I think it will be a stretch to get in the millions of viewers to this.  But we’ll see.

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IRL Mario Kart

This week is a plethora of re-creating childhood memories in real life.  Next up is the classic game of Mario Kart.  Go Karting is nothing new, power ups are sorely lacking from the experience however.  Four students of Colorado State University’s mechatronics class, Alex Zenk, Katie Johnson, Floyd Bundrant, and Jacob Gover decided to make a working version of it for their class.  It came out pretty darn good if you ask me.  My only gripe is that they’re not fast enough.  Not nearly fast enough.  That’s something that can easily be fixed though, just give it more power.

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