LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014
LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014

RiftCycles at Codebits

There’s a collective list of fetishes stored in the deep memory of any geek from our generation: books and movies we all read or saw, games that stole us months of sun light from our skin, toys and gadgets that destroyed our social life when we were young, you know what we’re talking about.

One of the strongest memories from that memorabilia, one that created a giant legion of fans and became a cult phenomenon, was without question the movie TRON, edited twice, first in 1982 and more recently in 2010 (TRON: Legacy).

Who wouldn’t pay, say, 10 bitcoins to digitise themselves into the ENCOM mainframe and ride a light cycle in the grid of the TRON universe? We know we would.

Well wait no more. This year Luis Sobral, also widely known as The Arcade Man, used his talent, his creativity and immense passion for classic games and proposed us the recreation of the TRON light cycle, literally and virtually speaking. We’re talking about a perfect and full sized bike and the whole riding experience using a set of Oculus Rift and specially designed software. We thought about it for 200 milliseconds and then agreed. In two words: Fan, tastic!

You’ll be able to find the RiftCycles project at the Hardware Den in SAPO Codebits VII next Thursday.

We promise you won’t find kitties in the way of your race and we’ll have paper bags ready for emergencies too.

To know more about the making of this project read about it at The Arcade Man blog post.

Comments

Michal Wrobel
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This is awesome news, can't wait to try it out!

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Fábio Gomes
on , said:

Amazing

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Francisco Esteves
on , said:

WoW! Épico!

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Mário Saleiro
on , said:

Seems it's going to be legen.... wait for it..... DARY!! :o

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Dan Peddle
on , said:

D:

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Dan Peddle
on , said:

heart has stopped pounding. serious post now. suggestion for a quick hack - make a velocity controlled fan blowing air into the rider for ++++ immersion.

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orlando noronha
on , said:

Flynn Lives!! :)

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José Miguel Malaca
on , said:

nice... let's gO... xD

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Pedro Fernandes
on , said:

That's so freaking cool! :D I have to try it

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Tanja Pislar
on , said:

omg! that's legendary! :)

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Basilio Vieira
on , said:

What + Dan Peddle said.
/bows

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Bruno Miguel Carvalhido Lima
on , said:

Amazing

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Tiago André Bastos Pires
on , said:

:D !!!!

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Jorge Encarnação
on , said:

OOO I'd like to try that, with a paper bag ready!

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Henrique Ferrolho
on , said:

yaaaaay!

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Paulo Alexandre Nunes Traça
on , said:

Hell yahhh. Looks very c00l .

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