Remote Controlled Skateboard [VIDEO]
What happens when you have way too much time on your hands, a few electronics lying around and a skateboard? You put them together and create a skateboard that you can control with your body. Not a new idea right? People have been using skateboards with their bodies for years. True, but not like this.
Chaotic Moon Labs’ “Board of Awesomeness” is intended as a technology teaser to show how perceptive computing can turn around the way we look at user experiences. The project utilizes a Microsoft Kinect device, Samsung Windows 8 tablet, a motorized long-board, and some standard and custom hardware to create a long-board that watches the user to determine what to do rather than have the operator use a wired or wireless controller. The project uses video recognition, speech recognition, localization data, accelerometer data, and other factors to determine what the user wants to do and allows the board to follow the operators commands without additional aid.