It's the app game that won't go away. Angry Birds Space is still sitting pretty on the App Store's top paid apps chart, but how many times can you pull back a virtual slingshot before you start pining for something more?
Students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design have given Angry Birds a whole new dimension with the creation of a physical slingshot controller for the desktop version of the game.
The project is called Super Angry Birds and its creation involved quite a bit of hacking, the integration of an Arduino controller, and a whole lot of mathematical calculations.
The result is a nifty device that mimics the feel of a slingshot. A small TNT box with a push-down handle covers the rest of the game's needed controls.
While the controller is a prototype, I could see a market for this sort of device, especially if you could connect it to a tablet. It would add a lot of fun to a game that has been around for a while.
Check out the Super Angry Birds controller in action below as it wrecks pig fortresses with abandon.