Your child wants to play with the new Cars augmented reality iPad app, but the ship time for the toys to your country is 4 months. What do you do? You hack your own. Read on to see the clever hack in action.
Johan von Konow ordered a set of AppMates Mobile Application Toys (specifically, the Cars 2 augmented reality toys) to go with the free Cars 2 iPad app. The only problem was that it would take 4 months to arrive in Sweden–that’s an excruciatingly long time for a small child to wait for a toy.
In the interim, Konow came up with a very clever hack. He hacked apart Cars-themed Pez dispensers (which had plastic toppers roughly the same size as the actual AppMates toys) and retro-fitted them with conductive foam. Watch the video above to see them in action and then hit up the link below for his well documented and photographed hack.