Classic Racing Game Made Analog, Made AWESOME

If you grew up in the 1980s, no doubt you played (and loved) arcade game OutRun. But what if you grew up in the 1960s, before there were video games as we now know them?


You could've played mechanical racing games, like Sega's Grand Prix. Working on a similar principle, but not nearly as noisy, is this OutRun analog creation.

Built by a dude named Gustavo, the analog OutRun features looping cars. As website Technabob pointed out, the controller's steering wheel is from an R/C car, and it is outfitted with finger-tip-controlled gas and brake pedals. There's even a speedometer needle that moves.


Magnetic sensors tell when you hit another car, and LEDs and photosensors are used to tell when you run off the road. If only there was a way to get the analog Ferrari to flip over, ejecting the driver and his passenger as well as a way to add "Magical Sound Shower".

In the above video, Gustavo walks us through his creation, which is a mess of wires and coolness.

Una versión de «Out Run» física [Microsiervos via FaseXtra via Technabob]

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