The team at Waterloo Labs created a real playable version of Mario Kart. The video’s new, but already has almost half a million views plus coverage in Wired, TechCrunch and the Huffington Post

Fans of Kart appreciate that the engineers got the details right: stars, shells, and even Chain Chomps affect players. The main technology the creative team used? RFID sensors attached to objects players pick up or launch at one another. The sensors activate Servo motors that affect the GoKart’s throttle or steering. See for yourself. 

If the video gets your kids giddy they can try constructing Real Life Mario Kart on their own. Code and designs are shared online. Plus our friends at Waterloo said they’d be happy to help you out!