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Though it sort of negates some of the best aspects of video gaming, this experiment from Waterloo Labs does outline a useful method for mapping projectile impacts on a projection screen using accelerometers. As suggested at the end of the above vid, there a number of infinitely safer methods for registering the desired mouse clicks – nerf LAN party anyone? More infos for building a similar system here. [via Geekologie]

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!



  1. Anonymous says:

    That sounds fun to do with nerf guns!

  2. Doctor Allen says:

    That really is badass and would make a killer gaming peripheral. There are so few decent lightguns and lightgun games anymore–this thing could turn every PC FPS into a lightgun game. That’s, like, a 1,000-fold increase in available games!

    Somebody make a flexible, light weight, projection screen with built-in accelerometers and include drivers that translate vibration into mouse clicks. It has to be flexible and light so Nerf or airsoft rounds can create enough vibration.

    Use a dance pad for the ASDW controls and you’ve got full-body immersion. Add head tracking and it could get really sick.

  3. Protein says:

    And I thought HL2 could never get cooler….

    I need one of thoose.

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