Feeds

Kinect plus tablet control insane skateboard

A BEHEMOTH for the 21st century

Boost IT visibility and business value

What do you get when you combine a Kinect, a Samsung tablet and an electric skateboard? Well: it’s really cool, even if the rider looks a bit silly.

In this video, Choatic Moon Labs demonstrates its groovy toy, the “Board of Awesomeness”:

Chaotic Moon Labs' Board of Awesomeness from Chaotic Moon Studios on Vimeo.

Once the Kinect is active and responding to the rider, it turns gestures – push hands forward to speed up, pull them back to decelerate – into commands passed to the tablet to control the board.

The point, the developers say, is to use the Kinect to “operate something other than a gaming avatar”.

One for the history buffs: Steve Taylor's Behemoth.

Just think: twenty years ago you could put together something like the BEHEMOTH (Big Electronic Human-Energised Machine, Only Too Heavy) and you had to power it yourself. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS
'Prettier, better organised, more harmonious than if men were in charge'
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.