In this, the 20th anniversary year of the Nintendo Power Glove, modder Matt Mechtley tricks it out with an accelerometer and bluetooth. But he still has to code some games to take advantage of it.
It's been 20 years now since Mattel released the Power Glove, in 1989. Especially in the last few years, the availability of sophisticated sensing equipment to hardware hackers has grown by leaps and bounds. Technology like programmable microcontrollers, accelerometers, and Bluetooth are readily available - and cheap. In short, the time is ripe to re-make the Power Glove - and make it right.
Of course, he shows his work over on mod forum Instructables, but you're also going to need some code he makes available if you're going to rig up any games to be Power Glove 2.0-compatible.
The Power Glove - 20th Anniversary Edition [biphenyl via Fusion Mods