If you’ve spent countless hours playing Angry Birds, don’t worry, you’re alone. The game was the most downloaded game in 2011 with 700 million downloads and counting, but with so many fans, one of them was bound to create a startling innovation.
Behold, the mbed USB Slingshot for Angry Birds! With this digital slingshot you can begin projecting birds at targets with a real slingshot and not just a virtual one.
In short, it’s a real slingshot, made from an actual branch, that incorporates technology from a microcontroller company embed. An accelerometer measures tilt, while a rubber stretch sensor measures tensile force. Both are hooked up to an mbed NXP LPC11U24 board that uses a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 Core processor, and a USB connection allows the PC to recognize the slingshot as a mouse.
Check out the video above for a demonstration of the USB slingshot in action!