The main character of the comic “Iron man” – Tony stark, a brilliant engineer, capable of creating high-tech toys from local funds. Nintendo decided to start to put this idea into practice and to raise a generation of children who from the cradle will be able to design, invent and create at the intersection of science, electronics and robotics.
The project is based on a universal Nintendo console Switch and accessory sets “Toy-Con” is the controllers and system sensors “Joy-Con”, which we gave a specific, finished features and functions. Buying a box with a toy from the Nintendo Labo, a child receives a bunch of lined cardboard and a handful of details that he needed to self-assemble a working product.
For example, a cardboard wheel with motion sensors in the arms allows you to control a virtual racing car on the screen Switch. The rod changes the tension force and vibration of line depending on klyunuvshey in the game “fish” on a paper piano you can play a real melody, and a cardboard gamepad is not inferior in functionality of the factory. The pearl project – a set of Toy-Con Robot, paper exoskeleton with motion sensors, which allows the user to personally control a humanoid robot on the screen.
Most of the parts Toy-Con can be combined to design your own, advanced versions of basic toys. Cardboard is cheap, but short-lived – the child inadvertently will have to explore the strength of materials and to learn how to repair, replace the damaged elements. Nintendo hope that customers will continually buy new sets so that children could improve their inventions.
Toys Nintendo Labo will go on sale at the end of April 2018, with a large range of prices. Kit Toy-Con Robot 4 parts will cost $79.99, minimum starting set of standard parts and controllers of $9.99.
Source — Nintendo