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Look at these people cheering and hopping around. You might think they just won some sort of cosplay contest or something judging by their outfits. But what you are about to watch is the aftermath of someone winning a Rock, Paper, Scissors contest.
A couple of years ago we saw a glove that can play rock paper scissors. While that glove was smart – it learns from your patterns – it could still lose. This robot hand on the other hand will win 100% of the time, all the time.
Roll 3d6 to save? How about you and the Dungeon Master go head-to-head, best of five with the ol’ Rock Paper Scissors? It’s also good for settling petty disputes among friends. Who gets to ride shotgun?
Maker/Problem-solver Steve Hoefer made an Arduino-based glove that can play Rock Paper Scissors. Why? Why the hell not! You think a nerd would pass up the opportunity to play with a computer? The glove has an accelerometer that detects when the user is shaking his fist to signify the beginning of a round.
I’ve always wondered how Paper beats Rock. So what if it covers Rock? That’s not the same as being cut or crushed. Cafepress ups the confusion but in the process has created the Game of the Year, nay, the game of the 23rd century.