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Watch this guy control a drone with his Nintendo Power Glove

I never got a chance to use it, but I always thought the Nintendo Power Glove was the ultimate game controller – it was the first one you could actually wear.

Now, 27 years after it was first launched, engineer Nolan Moore has found a way to retool the iconic device to control a drone. And it seems to work like magic.

At the Bay Area Maker Faire, Moore showed off his modified Power Glove which he gutted and fitted with custom boards and sensors to allow him to control a Parrot AR drone over Wi-Fi.

Holding your hand our with your palm facing the ground causes the drone to hover, while making a fist and tilting it will make the drone pitch and roll. You can also point up or down to make it rise or approach the ground. How cool is that?

You can read more about how Moore hacked his Power Glove over at Hackaday.

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Published June 7, 2016 — 12:36 UTC