RFID Mario Kart

Who doesn’t love a good game of Mario Kart? But, what if you could actually play it in real life—real go karts and all! That’s exactly what a group of engineers at Warerloo Labs set out to do.

They created custom karts, fully equipped with launchers, that are able to interact with items throughout the circuit—all using RFID technology. Each item launched creates a reaction. For example, those pesky banana peels that you launch in the game could be launched on their RFID track, causing a cart to lock-up. Stumble upon a star? Your speed would increase!

Take a look at the video below to see the RFID go karts in action!