Animator Turns Nintendo Power Glove into a Stop-Motion Controller

/ 2 years ago


Nintendo’s ostentatious NES controller the Power Glove may not have taken off after its 1989 release, but, a quarter-of a-century later, animator Dillon Markey has given the wearable a new lease of life. Markey has converted a Power Glove into a stop-motion animation controller, allowing him operate stop-motion cameras remotely.

Stop-motion animation is incredibly time-consuming: it can take upwards of 15 minutes to capture one frame of film. For scale, just one second of film is comprised of 24 frames. Markey noted that he was spending a lot of time moving between the shooting stage, the cameras, and the computer, so he decided to create a device that helped remove as much movement as he could. With the help of an engineer friend, he added Bluetooth integration to the Power Glove, allowing him to control cameras and his computer from the side of the shooting stage.

Source: Digital Trends

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  • Ryan Airth

    That’s really “fucking awesome”.

  • NIntendo should partner up with oculus and make that a thing but a more lighter/gloveless design