Playing Half-Life with real guns (video)

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 11 2009 @ 05:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Waterloo Labs engineers have developed a system that enables them to play FPS games with real guns:
This time on Waterloo Labs, we are playing Half-Life (the flash version at least), with a suppressed .22 pistol. Using accelerometers and LabVIEW, we can triangulate the position of where the bullet hits a piece of drywall and generate a mouse click at that location in the game, which has been projected onto the shooting wall, to kill the bad guys.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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