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Like to play video games? Too lazy to paddle around in your canoe? Well I have the perfect solution for you. This boat is powered by a small electric motor and the steering is via a Wii Nunchuck and an Arduino. Let’s just hope the batteries don’t die, then you might have to paddle!

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Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.



  1. nik says:

    would be more fun if you would have to paddle with your wii mote in midair and the motors do the work ;)

    wii sport in real life

    1. Marc de Vinck says:


      That would be amazing! Measure the stroke and pulse the motors accordingly. Too funny.

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