21 Apr '16, 8pm

MT: “That’s Not a Knife…” - #arduino https://t.co/xX1NW1MNb8

MT: “That’s Not a Knife…” - #arduino https://t.co/xX1NW1MNb8

[Robin Baumgarten] likes to play dangerously. His latest creation, Knife To Meet You cuts to the quick of cooperative gaming. 3 humans play together against the machine. The object of the game is to hold your button down as long as possible. The game makes this difficult by sweeping a knife across the play field, right at finger level. (Video below.) Knife to meet you is controlled by a flesh eating Arduino. In addition to reading the controls and driving a servo to move the knife, the Arduino also displays encouraging messages on a 2×20 character LCD. The idea is to scare people, not to actually slice them up. To this end, the knife is actually a capacitive sensor. When the game detects the knife has contacted soft human flesh, it stops the knife before blood starts flowing. The game indicates a player has been defeated by making several chopping motions toward the loser....

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/04/21/thats-not-a-knife/

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