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Home > Blog > Accessories > CES 2012 Highlight: Motion-Controlled Controlled Motorized Skateboard Blog
Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler

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January 23rd, 2012


CES 2012 Highlight: Motion-Controlled Controlled Motorized Skateboard

We’ve been trying to provide some of the best automotive-focused technology from the 2012 International CES, but sometimes there are some non-auto gadgets so impressive we can’t help but share. The so called, “Board of Awesomeness” (actual name) was one such example, and though you won’t be parking it in your driveway, it does have four wheels and that’s good enough for us.

What makes the “Board of Awesomeness” so awesome? First of all it’s powered by a 36 volt motor and can go up to 32 MPH, but those specs are pretty much yawn-worthy compared to how it’s controlled.

At the front of the board is a jerry-rigged Samsung tablet computer and a gesture-recognizing camera borrowed from X-Box Kinect, which allows the rider to control the speed of the board with a simple hand gesture. The Kinect camera can recognize your motions, so by using downturned palm to push an invisible floating gas pedal, the rider can actually put the board in motion, and increase speed without touching anything but air.

How this might be used safely in everyday life, we have no idea, but the “Board of Awesomeness” has certainly provided a crystal ball into the future of controlling our vehicles. 

See the Board of Awesomeness in action here. 

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