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Designers Create Angry Birds Slingshot Controller

By - Source: Designboom | B 9 comments

A fun new way to launch your favorite birds around.

It's hard to believe it's almost been three years since Rovio first released its Angry Birds mobile game. Whether you're still playing it or not, it seems like the Angry Birds brand has crawled into just about every corner of the world now. Earlier this year, the company celebrated the release of Angry Birds: Space with a giant sling shot monument

Angry Birds Slingshot Controller

Now, design students Andrew Spitz and Hideaki Matsui from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design have created their own Angry Birds slingshot. Simply called Super Angry Birds, the device is a force feedback USB controller made using an Arduino-based microcontroller. Since playing Angry Birds with a mouse isn't nearly as satisfying as it is on a tablet, the controller lets users fling their angry birds in style.

Since the controller alone wasn't awesome enough for them, the designer duo also decided to create a miniature TNT detonator used to activate the special ability of certain birds. But as fun as this may look, the designers probably won't be mass producing them anytime soon if ever, so you'll just have to head on over to the project page to figure out how you can create your own.

 

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    ojas , August 13, 2012 11:48 AM
    Man i must have this for my 20th birthday. Most useful thing ever.
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    mrmaia , August 13, 2012 12:20 PM
    Props for the guys, but Angry Birds... meh.
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    nieur , August 13, 2012 12:24 PM
    waste of time
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    C12Friedman , August 13, 2012 1:08 PM
    That kinda looks like it could add a new dimension to that game. I like it.
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    tapnick , August 13, 2012 2:28 PM
    Cool novelty item/conversation piece. props
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    techtre2003 , August 13, 2012 5:43 PM
    nieurwaste of time


    posting negative comments on someone's clever work is a MUCH better use of time.
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    g-unit1111 , August 13, 2012 6:45 PM
    That kicks ass, I play Angry Birds way too much and was wondering what a controller for the game would look like. :lol: 
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    mdrejhon , August 13, 2012 9:56 PM
    Good educational project!
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    belardo , August 14, 2012 7:33 AM
    Better than ANY Microsoft Windows 8 keyboard or mouse!

    It can be sold... especially if it could be made to work on Android and iOS devices.