Designers Create Angry Birds Slingshot Controller

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
    Man i must have this for my 20th birthday. Most useful thing ever.
  • mrmaia
    Props for the guys, but Angry Birds... meh.
  • nieur
    waste of time