Blood Sport Peripheral Wants Your Actual Blood During Games
Henry Reeve / 2 years ago
Blood Sport has jumped onto Kickstarter asking for pledges to reach $250,000 for a device that would have some serious, real-world consequences while you’re gaming. Each time you get hit with a bullet or damaged in a game, the peripheral will draw blood from your arm through an intravenous line in your arm. GULP.
The Canadian based duo behind Blood Sport explain on their Kickstarter page
“It’s stupidly simple. Remember the rumble pack? Well, nowadays most video game controllers rumble when you get shot in the game. That rumbling means that an electrical signal is being sent to the controller to let you know you’ve been hit. All we’re doing is re-routing that same electrical signal and using it to turn on the blood collection system.
Using just two wires, we’re able to connect your controller to the blood collection machine via an Arduino Board.
The Arduino Board has two jobs: One, to keep the signal going to the blood collection system and, two, to keep track of how much blood is being pulled so that Blood Sport powers down before you do. We’ve done this by allowing you to input your age, weight and any preexisting medical conditions.”
If you want your blood taken during a game, pledge here.