IKEA Products Can Double as Game Controllers
Artist creates intuitive devices out of the retailer's household items
In the project Open Controllers, artist Marc Dubois shows how IKEA items can be turned into game controllers that offer a better gaming experience without having to buy anything (as long as you already have a smartphone, that is).
Using the gyroscopes and camera in smartphones, Dubois hacked several common household items into intuitive game controls.
For the sphere, the phone is strapped into a cork board. The cork board is then secured in between two bowls. The game, designed with the sphere in mind, requires you to roll the bowl to rotate items on the screen or to balance objects on stands make sure that they fall on targets.