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An Exercise Bike is the Controller for this Mario Kart Mod [Video]

Now, this is exergaming with a purpose. Modder Brent Smith of Canada rigged an old exercise bike with some sensors, switches, transistors, and the indispensable Arduino microcontroller, turning the whole thing into a Super Nintendo controller for use in Mario Kart. More »
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Super Mario Kart Played With An Excercise Bike

Technology : Walyou (3 years ago)

See how one smart modder uses an old exercise bike to control Super Mario Kart on the SNES. Video games sure are tons o’ fun. Too bad a majority of them, everything sans Dance Central or Wii Fit, don’t fill one important requirement... Read Post

Exercise bike connects to original Mario Kart, Rainbow Road shortcut gets even trickier (video)

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (3 years ago)

Canadian modder Brent Smith has managed to connect an aging exercise bike to Nintendo's perennial racer. Naturally, there's some Arduino involvement, but the whole setup plugs directly into an original SNES console -- no emulation n... Read Post

Blast from the Past - Nintendo responds to fan idea for Super Mario Bros. 4

Entertainment / Video Games : GoNintendo (12 hours ago)

Back in 1990, 11 year old Jason Venter sent Nintendo a design document for Super Mario Bros. 4. He had some ideas that he thought Nintendo would love to use for the next Mario Bros. game, so he sent them their way. Nintendo actually... Read Post

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