Monday, January 15, 2007

Shout if you want to go faster!

Christopher Paretti has found a way to link voice patterns to the acceleration controllers on electric slot car tracks. So, the louder you yell, the faster your car goes... and if you stop, so does the car!

It's one of those ideas that probably seemed like a good idea at the time. However, I can see the novelty wearing off fairly quickly once you have a room-full of overexcited kids all screaming at the top of their lungs.

He doesn't say whether he's planning to turn his attentions to solving the major challenge for anyone playing electric slot-cars... the ubiquitous broken connections that plagued my youthful experiences with this particular activity!


Chantal said...

Is that child smoking something?

brett jordan said...

Probably... but in this picture I think it is a phone she is holding :-)