By Andrew Liszewski
Forget building a fort or a rocket ship, the next time I buy a fridge I’m using my new found cardboard fortune to build an awesome interactive race course like these sputnic guys did. Using an old arcade driving cabinet you get behind the wheel of a small RC car that’s equipped with a wireless video camera allowing you to drive from a first perspective perspective directly on the track. On the downside there’s no opponents, banana peels or other power-ups to make things more exciting, but on the plus side there’s no freakin’ blue shells either to ruin your record lap!
Based on the video below the car looks a bit tricky to drive, but I do like that the arcade cabinet pivots to provide somewhat of a realistic driving experience. Ok, not at all, but the setup does give the traditional slot car track a run for its money.