Nintendo has released plenty of wheel-shaped accessories over the years that enable you to play “Mario Kart” like you’re driving an actual car. But those apparently weren’t good enough for some fans.
A video uploaded to YouTube by Gordon Hlavenka reveals what could be the coolest video game controller ever made. Hlavenka’s son Dan, along with a pair friends, form a trio known as Team Catch Me If You CAN, according to Popular Mechanics. The trio teamed up to turn Hlavenka’s Chevrolet Volt into a fully functional “Mario Kart 64” controller.
Fans of “Mario Kart” apparently aren’t the only people impressed by the trio’s creation, as the project won multiple prizes at a 2016 University of Illinois competition for hackers and engineers, according to Popular Mechanics. But despite the team’s success, converting a car into a video game controller didn’t come without a few roadblocks.
“We only bricked the car twice, and it seems to be recoverable,” the group said on their website, which details the technology and methods used during the process.
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