X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Turtle Shell Robot Races Bring Mario Kart One Step Closer to Reality

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

When driving down the road, you never stop to think that a Koopa shell could slam into you and knock you off course, but it might be time to start worrying about this possibility. Why? Because Turtle Shell robots are now having real life races.

Turtle Shell Racer Robots

It won’t be long before we have to start throwing bananas at these things, when they make our roads something out of a Mad Max movie produced by Nintendo, but for now it looks like a whole lot of fun. Michael Overstreet and a bunch of fellow makers are having turtle shell races in Kansas City. Many of the parts used to create these bots were printed on a MakerBot 3D printer. We don’t have much info yet, but it looks like they are remote controlled from smartphones and not a Wii-mote.

YouTube Preview Image

According to Michael, there will be more info coming in the next few weeks and a website. Could we be looking at the birth of a new racing fad? Stay tuned. And drive safe.

[via Robots-Dreams]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

Laptop or Chromebook: We Pick Chromebook, and Here\

Laptop or Chromebook: We Pick Chromebook, and Here's Why

50 Classic Arcade Games Saved from Derelict Cruise Ship

50 Classic Arcade Games Saved from Derelict Cruise Ship

Hyper Light Drifter Collector\

Hyper Light Drifter Collector's Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit

Paperlike Portable E Ink Display Hits Indiegogo

Paperlike Portable E Ink Display Hits Indiegogo

Iron Throne Made of Chicken Wings: Game of Bones

Iron Throne Made of Chicken Wings: Game of Bones

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo