Translating ‘Mario Kart’ into the real world is pretty complicated

Matt Hawkins Contributing Writer, Video Games

One long-standing Holy Grail among video game dorks has been to re-create the Mario Kart experience in the real world. Problem is, it’s pretty complicated, as Waterloo Labs demonstrates.

Yet, they’ve done it. By figuring out a way to have the carts behave as they do in the games and using RFID to translate the item system, you have the following…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1Iat_WmvrI?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Well, it’s hardly perfect. At the very least, it shows it can be done, and with a little R&D, it could be the next big thing at Disneyland?

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