I have to admit, my heart skipped a beat when I first read about this hack and if I’m being completely candid, they had me Nintendo Power Glove. I mean, a camera controlling cyborg arm? Yes, please. Where do I sign up? And not only does this cyborg arm look awesome, it’s also a really useful, efficient way to tackle the tedious task of stop motion photography.
Dillon Markey, an animator for Robot Chicken and PES, had the genius notion to hack an old relic from his past to make his life as a stop motion photographer and animator a whole lot easier. Markey explained he was tired of having to lug a USB wired keyboard around with him while shooting just as much as he was frustrated by having to frequently walk back and forth between the set and his computer/camera setup just to take a single frame. After spending some time brainstorming a possible solution to the problem, he knew the Power Glove, and it’s futuristic aesthetic, was exactly what he wanted.