“Wipeout” (the game) Recreated with RC Car

Using the Arduino board, a Dutch group has built themselves a cardboard track, a remote-controlled car — with a video camera, and used an old arcade game as a controller to recreate the PlayStation game “Wipeout” in the real world. At one point during the interview, one of the creators remarks that a lot of people have a hard time connecting what they see on the controller monitor and what is happening on the track. Are we so used to thing happening on television having no connection to reality? It would be an interesting thought experiment for a humanities class.

Here’s the link to the project’s Vimeo page, which should work for non-Flash devices. (I believe Vimeo offers HTML5 support.) And here’s the embedded player version:

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