Posts Tagged ‘rally’
Arduino project has Sega Rally cabinets steer RC cars: like the game with more bruised ankles (video)
We’ve seen efforts at recreating computer game racing in reality. For Artica and The Gallery Man, there’s no desire to preserve the illusion– they’ve jury-rigged 2 Sega Rally cabinets to control the strictly real-world racing experiences of RC vehicles. Their two-machine setup from the current Codebits VI event in Portugal yanks the original game computing power in favor of an Arduino-powered system that maps the steering wheel and pedals to the tiny cars with a wireless Xbee link. The setup does make a nod to typical video games through the cameras, nonetheless: drivers could choose either an arcade-style overhead camera or jump to a cabin-level view. The only true difficulty during the build process was to locate practical displays for the rigs, as the initial CRTs proved too bothersome for the retrofit. Some could consider it sacrilege to gut a classic cabinet for the sake of some RC action, but the end result is a racing experience that’s at as soon as really familiar and yet surprisingly fresh. Spectators had far better see their feet, though– the competitors may get strong out there. Continue reading Arduino task has Sega Rally cabinets steer RC automobiles: like the game with even more bruised ankles (video) Submitted under: Gaming, TransportationCommentsSource: The Arcade
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This is a creepy deaky Jabba the Hutt birthday cake made by DeviantARTist KatesKakes for…Henry. I’m not sure how old Henry was turning but my guess is five. “I guess 38!” You suck at guessing. Regardless of how you feel about this Jabba, I think we can all agree it blows that shitty-ass CG version George decided to include in the re-release out of the water. You hear that George? Owned by a f***ing cake!
Thanks to Jeremy, who isn’t celebrating Valentine’s Day because he insists it’s a made-up holiday. That or he just got dumped. “Wow — you’re rude.” Relax, I actually know him and he really did just get dumped.
This is a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 covered in a Star Wars themed vinyl wrap for the Goldrush Rally 3 from Denver to Los Angeles. IT IS NON-PERMANENT. So if you want to complain about ruining a lambo you can only complain about ruining one TEMPORARILY. However, it does have both the Galactic Republic and Jedi Order insignias on the hood so OMG NURDRAAAAAGE BESIDES WHAT THE HELL KINDA NON-CANON ASS SPACESHIP IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE ANYWAY WUH TEH FUUUUUUUUUUU.
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The wait is over and the Sebastian Loeb watch by Marvin is here. Loeb is a World Rally Champion race driver. I saw some concept art for the watch early on, and now the final piece has been released (actually there will be two models). Following a tradition of many race themed timepieces, the Loeb watch spins a new yarn on the idea of a timepiece linked to the world of motor sports. The piece looks as though it was made from miniature parts taken right out of a rally car parts pin. An interesting mixture of concepts to yield a piece that tasteful but visually indicative of its cause.
When I was a kid, I went though a period where I wanted to be a photographer.Â I believe it started when my parents gave me a camera that shot 110 film and was so small, it was almost a spy camera.Â Later I received a Canon AE-1 Program that I still have to this day.
A-10 Warthog, photo by Andrew
Back then we shot four rolls of film a year; Christmas, Thanksgiving, summer vacation, and our birthdays.Â It was always fun to get the film developed as the pictures in the camera were so old, it would make us remember back to when we took them.Â We would laugh at Mom, whose eyes would be closed, or be disappointed to find out there was too much / too little light and we did not get anything good.
Move to present day and I continue to be surprised at how much technology has helped make photography better.Â I am not just talking about making it easier to take the photos, but the area we seem to forget, the quick feedback we get with digital cameras.Â We click and within a few seconds, we know if the picture is OK, then we can “tweak” what we did and try again.Â At our house, this has created in my eight year old, the ability I so wanted at his age.Â A few weeks ago, we all went to the First in Flight Jet Rally in Wilson, NC.Â As we arrived, I handed the camera to my child and told him to take as many pictures as he wanted.Â Here is the result of his efforts, except for the shot where he was photographed with the planes.
I know I am a proud father, but … he gets the picture centered, watches his lighting, and tries to get nice angles.Â I am not about to put his pictures into an art show yet, however, HE IS EIGHT!
I am sharing this with all the GeekDads and GeekMoms; if your children are interested, this is about the cheapest art form you can cultivate in your child, give them the camera and see what they’ve got.