Kinect Tesla coil hack gives every Sith-wannabe Force lightning powers

Boy, hacking Kinect never gets old does it? The "evil geniuses" at Brightarcs hacked a Kinect with two Tesla coils to create a machine that zaps electricity at the raise of an arm. The results are oodles of fun that'd make any dull Sunday entertaining.

Appropriately named the Evil Genius Simulator, the Kinect hack works by "tracking the hand and mapping the heights to a 50-200Hz sine wave which is fed into the Tesla coils."

This hack would make cosplaying as the evil Emperor a spectacle to behold.

Check out what looks to be a very enjoyable hack in the video below:

MAKE, via Geeky Gadgets

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