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This story initially appeared on PC Mag
Lockdown is the perfect time to try out at-home physical fitness, which is precisely what Mike Choi did when he constructed the Labo Fit Adventure Kart.
A self-proclaimed “hardware hacker,” Choi combined Nintendo’s Labo package, Ring Fit peripheral, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game into one challenging-but-fun full-body workout experience.
” This is a totally functional concept product that I established myself,” the designer and designer composed in a Thursday tweet, sharing a series of videos highlighting his new invention. The DIY “set” needs a Nintendo Change, Ring Fit Experience peripheral, TAPBO robot, and a stationary bicycle. When integrated, players can speed up, steer, and deploy products, all while breaking a sweat.
The TAPBO module– a little cordless “robotic” linked to a single Switch controller– is what makes all the components collaborate for this concept fitness gadget. The early prototypes “are fully practical and I have actually been using them for the past couple of months,” according to Choi. “And whew, it IS tough. But fun.”
Unfortunately, this is little more than a smart concept developed for Choi’s entertainment (and athleticism). The maker hopes his task may show– to Nintendo and other hardware hackers– the potential of the Change as a fitness tool. “I poured my heart and soul into it, so I hope you enjoy,” he wrote recently.
As Engadget points out, other Switch video games would technically work with the Labo Fit Experience Kart, but thinking about the package activates specific buttons based on specific signals, you ‘d be at an obvious drawback when playing essentially any other title without additional adjustment.