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
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Analog OutRun: Arcade Racing Comes Full Circle

by Paul Strauss

Remember the old SEGA arcade classic OutRun? Well one geek out there sure does, as he decided to take the game and create an analog version as a tribute. The game is powered by an Arduino board, along with various servo motors and sensors.


This real-world version of OutRun was built by a guy named Gustavo. It has little cars which speed down an endless-loop racetrack as the driver steers to avoid obstacles. The controller has a steering wheel from an R/C car, and miniature gas and brake pedals you can control with your fingertips. A scrolling backdrop contains the obstacle cars, while your vehicle is on a motorized track that moves it side to side. LEDs and photosensors are used to detect when your car reaches the edges, and magnetic sensors detect when you’ve collided with another vehicle. Here’s a video showing Gustavo’s analog OutRun game in action:

The funny thing about this is that SEGA’s 1960s arcade game Grand Prix was actually analog, and used similar mechanical principles, as you can see in the video below:

[via Microsiervos (ES) via FaseExtra (ES)]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. stephen34 says:

    Highflyers have brought together a team of experienced professionals with contacts throughout the country with one aim – to bring you the very best in horse racing information.

    racing tips

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Mahdi Gilbert vs. Penn & Teller Sereno Armchair MTV Classic Modern String Art 95octane logo
Hennessey HPE 1000 Challenger Hellcat Tears up the Dyno Lamborghini CEO Says V12 Will Soldier on Final Aston Martin DB9 Cars Roll off Assembly Line Ford GT Rejection Letter Lets Losers Down Easy mightymega logo
New Star Trek RPG Is Coming: Star Trek Adventures Prime 1 Studio Premium Masterline Optimus Prime G1 Statue Star Wars: Call of the Empire How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended