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