This story begins when David Beattie lost his job a few years ago. At that time, he decided that he was going to spend his time creating the most spectacular miniature racing game in the world. He started by building the stage in his garage , and ended up creating his own company.
Real miniature races driven from an iPad
Last year, Beattie contacted Audi and the two became part of a project to create an interactive car racing stage in the middle of Toronto, as part of an advertising campaign for the Quattro A4 sedan.
The invention could be enjoyed in the middle of the city, housed in a transparent industrial container for the enjoyment of passers-by. Although it is no longer available to the public, its creation and implementation will be the main theme of a small documentary entitled “Painting Coconuts” .
And you’ll say: What does all this have to do with the iPad? Well, simply because remote-controlled cars control their speed using an iOS application , which allows you to view the action from a camera installed in the vehicle. In this way, the user feels as if they are driving their own car, thanks to the magic of the iPad. You can see it from 6:30 in the video below.
If you have 15 minutes, take a look at the full video . It’s fascinating how the passion of a few allows to recreate with all fidelity what could well be a real race, but in miniature. The detail of the trees and the cars is amazing.
Are any of you modeling fans? Have you been able to control your miniatures from an iPad?
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