Hacker Turns His Living Room into Mario Kart

By Brian Ashcraft on at

Good thing those banana peels are virtual, huh?

Hacker Turns His Living Room into Mario Kart

In Japan, a gent named Ken Kawamoto used projection mapping and Romo, a robot that's controlled via iPhone app, to "recreate Mario Kart" in the living room. Kawamoto calls this "Romo Kart."

As noted on Hack A Day, there's a Xtion motion sensing camera and a video projector hanging from the ceiling, which track the Romos. The room is scanned and then a course is generated based on the objects in the room.

Like so:

Hacker Turns His Living Room into Mario Kart

The projection mapped game has Mario Kart-style items like banana peels, and there are also power-ups. Kawamoto says there are plans to release the source code "when we find the time."

RomoCart, a hack to turn your living room into a Mario Kart course [河本の実験室]

Your Living Room Becomes Next Mario Kart Course [Hack A Day Thanks, Bakamoichigei!]

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