Using a real slingshot to play Angry Birds. Talk about bringing it to the real world. This slingshot controller for the game looks helluva fun. Built around an mbed microcontroller, it translates the angle of the slingshot and the force on the elastic to mouse movements.
Pinching on the sling and pulling it back is exactly how its like in the game, like dragging your mouse cursor back. The slingshot was designed to replicate a mouse, and will only work with the PC version of the game for now. Video after the break.
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on some of the great tech we’ve seen in 2015. There have been some new developments and mind-blowing reveals. I’ve picked out a few things that I saw this year, and will definitely keep an eye on next year. Here’s my look at some exciting tech to watch out for in 2016: Read more
SpaceX has competition. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has a company similar to SpaceX, called Blue Origin. The company just launched its New Shepard rocket into space and then, successfully landed it back on Earth. Read more