The Transistor Takes On The Machine

It only took 4 hackerspaces, but we finally get to see a zombie movie inspired project; hackerspace The Transistor Takes on the Machine with a Dawn/Shawn of the Dead movie theme. Race cars disguised as zombies swarm toward the players, who then use laser tag like guns to “shoot” down the approaching undead. The whole thing is a mess of Arduinos communicating with xBees to a central iMac G3, but it all comes together rather well and is promised to be released open source.

Now all that’s left is deciding which hackerspace wins the competition. Who do you have your money on?

[Thanks Deven]

3 thoughts on “The Transistor Takes On The Machine

  1. Cool! I assume that the zombies would have proximity sensing or something of the like so they wouldn’t collide. I think that these would be awesome if they had good swarm AI, i.e. flanking abilities etc. :p

    P.S.: Spelling mistake -> “… hacerspace The Transistor Takes on the Machine…” :)

  2. i’d say the slot machine wins for overall
    zombies second
    breakfast machine third
    musical store front
    and then troncycle last…troncycle episode was pretty bad

    it is kind of surprising that each place got 3k to work with and that’s all they came up with though,.. i know some things are expensive and they add up but they probably could have managed it a bit better and been more efficient

  3. “The whole thing is a mess of Arduinos communicating with xBees to a central iMac G3”

    I think the only appropriate response is:
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

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