Former NASA engineer Mark Rober traveled all the way to London to partner with James Bruton for one of his latest projects. Simply put, it’s a bowling bowl that only gets strikes. It may look normal at first, but inside, you’ll find a weighted electronic mechanism that enables the bowler to steer it using simple body movements. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
The main principle is that they’ve got an axis on which the ball rolls in one direction and a pendulum that swings side to side for steering, just like his previous BB-8 robot. Hardware wise, there’s an MPu-6050 and an Adafruit BNO055 Breakout inertial measurement units to measure the ball’s specific force, angular rate, and orientation.
- MINI BOWLING: All the fun of bowling in a compact table top size
- COMPLETE SET: The compact GoSports Mini Bowl game set includes 1 bowling alley board, 1 launch ramp, 2 mini bowling balls, 10 pins, and dry erase scorecard for simplified scoring
- BOWL A STRIKE: Easy to play, yet challenging to master, making it fun for kids and adults of all skill levels
- INSTANT SETUP: Traditional game play, just setup the pins and you're ready to start bowling in seconds
What you should know about James aside from the fact that he’s a mechanical, electrical engineer genius is he used to be a toy designer,” said Rober.