This drone is remote controlled by Nintendo Power Glove!

As the drone becomes more popular due them becoming more affordable, there are more and more interesting uses for them. But, in this case we are looking at a cool way of controlling a drone, this guy has taken a Nintendo Power Glove and turned it into a cool remote control for the drone. Watch it in action in the video filmed at the Bay Area Maker Faire for Hackaday.

This drone is remote controlled by Nintendo Power Glove!

Nolan Moore replaced the electronics inside a Nintendo Power Glove so that he could use it to control his Drone. The AR Drone 2.0 uses WiFi for control. His power glove has an IMU to sense motion, and flex sensors in the fingers. These sensors are monitored by a Teensy LC board which then sends commands over WiFi using an ESP8266 module.

This drone is remote controlled by Nintendo Power Glove!

The way that the glove remote control works is cool, the gloved hand faces palm down to the ground to make the drone hover, make fist to turn and to make it go up or down this is achieved by simply pointing a finger in the desired direction. Obviously this is going to take a bit of getting used to, but with practice, it looks like a fin way to fly a drone.

This drone is remote controlled by Nintendo Power Glove!