Super Rum & Coke Bros. On Display

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Posted by Jeff (3400 posts) -

I didn't know that there was enough going on in the field of "cocktail robotics" for it to deserve its own festival, complete with workshops and displays of machinery designed to intoxicate humans. But that's precisely what Roboexotica, which is going on this week in Austria, is all about.

The entry that caught my eye is over on Kotaku, and it's an emulated version of Super Mario Bros. running through LUA scripts that speak to a Python server that speaks to a bunch of servos that speak to tubes that speak to bottles of rum and Coke, which certainly speaks to me. The main idea is that collecting coins triggers the mechanism and dispenses a bit of alcohol, while knocking off enemies deploys some soda as a mixer. This can, of course, be retrofitted with any other beverage, and in the video below, they're running it with Cherry Coke.

  

  

All of that ambient lighting, vibration, and "wind" looks really cool, too. I'm especially into the idea of going back and, via the power of scripting, adding rumble support into games that came out before force feedback was a standard feature. That'd be a neat trick.    
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#1 Posted by Jeff (3400 posts) -

I didn't know that there was enough going on in the field of "cocktail robotics" for it to deserve its own festival, complete with workshops and displays of machinery designed to intoxicate humans. But that's precisely what Roboexotica, which is going on this week in Austria, is all about.

The entry that caught my eye is over on Kotaku, and it's an emulated version of Super Mario Bros. running through LUA scripts that speak to a Python server that speaks to a bunch of servos that speak to tubes that speak to bottles of rum and Coke, which certainly speaks to me. The main idea is that collecting coins triggers the mechanism and dispenses a bit of alcohol, while knocking off enemies deploys some soda as a mixer. This can, of course, be retrofitted with any other beverage, and in the video below, they're running it with Cherry Coke.

  

  

All of that ambient lighting, vibration, and "wind" looks really cool, too. I'm especially into the idea of going back and, via the power of scripting, adding rumble support into games that came out before force feedback was a standard feature. That'd be a neat trick.    
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#2 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -

That's pretty cool. We all know how people are suckers for Mario nostalgia these days.

#3 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

That's pretty sweet. 
 
Also, 2:21, I lost it.

#4 Posted by august (3824 posts) -

That's my drink, son.

#5 Posted by erinfizz (1048 posts) -

That seems like more fun than the robotics convention I went to in Atlanta that was mainly concerned with robots playing soccer. :)

#6 Posted by Kohe321 (3522 posts) -

Wow, that is completely awesome.

#7 Posted by Brendan (7663 posts) -

Robots playing soccer!? I love that shit.
#8 Posted by Sanj (2339 posts) -

This is genius. I want one!
#9 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -

I hate how he called the NES a "Nintendo".

#10 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4238 posts) -

I wonder if you could play it to lean heavily toward the rum...  Seems that way :)

#11 Posted by Andborn (169 posts) -

Vibrate down Mario's pole for a drink.

#12 Posted by MeatSim (10734 posts) -

This is pretty much the only way to play Mario now.

#13 Edited by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

Now that's a novel way to get drunk... It would be pretty neat if you had something like this set up at a party. 

#14 Posted by Cerza (1653 posts) -

The Giant Bomb office needs to get one of these.

#15 Posted by jim_dandy (891 posts) -
@nanikore: That's what I called it when I was little.
#16 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -

I was really hoping things were going to get illicit when Mario grabbed that mushroom.

#17 Posted by wfolse1 (455 posts) -

Man, that's wonderful.

#18 Posted by Qwinn (25 posts) -

How about I just play Mario with a beer in my hand and jerk off when I win?

#19 Posted by pause422 (6169 posts) -

That, is pretty damn awesome.

#20 Posted by HatKing (5766 posts) -

Replace the water with Everclear and then you have a pretty high stakes game going.
#21 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6034 posts) -

I understand one of about fifty words that guy's saying, but I do understand rum and coke.  Hooray for rum and coke!
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#22 Posted by HeavyMental (117 posts) -

lame shit

#23 Posted by MildMolasses (3211 posts) -
@nanikore: Why? That's what every kid who had one called it 20 years ago. Hell, I still useit.
 
Also, I had a Super Nintendo
#24 Posted by MattQ (47 posts) -

Honestly this looks pretty lame. The fact that you would have to reach behind the laptop just to get the Styrofoam cup full of whatever drink defeats what sad little purpose there is to this.

#25 Posted by Rallier (1739 posts) -

So this boils down to loading up levels with only Goobas.

#26 Posted by Crono (2637 posts) -

When you hit a star does it go into "Chug" mode?
 
Anyway, this is awesome!

#27 Edited by Rowr (5474 posts) -

Im an under 21 year old american, something to do with drinking? AWESOME!
 
No but actually no.

#28 Posted by Milkman (16479 posts) -

Seems a very complicated (but awesome) way to get wasted.

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#29 Posted by JJOR64 (18881 posts) -

That is fucking awesome.

#30 Edited by slinky6 (567 posts) -

That's full-blown retarded.

#31 Posted by Bucketdeth (8003 posts) -

That'd be an awesome drinking game for your friends, to bad I would have no clue how to make that thing.

#32 Posted by Danterion (143 posts) -

"So you can actually FEEL Mario sliding down the flag pole." 
 
With a vibrator? Seriously? 
 
NO HOMO

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#33 Posted by Qwinn (25 posts) -

Hey, did anyone see how funny this guy was?  It's awesome!!11eleven!
 
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How about I just play Mario with a beer in my hand and jerk off when I win?
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#34 Posted by Qwinn (25 posts) -

Holy crap that dude is hilarious!  I nearly pooed myself!  
 
Good stuff Brutha!
 
Yo fiddy, we out!
 
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Hey, did anyone see how funny this guy was?  It's awesome!!11eleven!
 
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#35 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2305 posts) -
@nanikore said:

" I hate how he called the NES a "Nintendo". "

Then you also must hate how people call the SNES the "Super Nintendo".
Nintendo Entertainment System is just a little cumbersome.
#36 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -
@528seven said:
" @nanikore said:

" I hate how he called the NES a "Nintendo". "

Then you also must hate how people call the SNES the "Super Nintendo". Nintendo Entertainment System is just a little cumbersome. "
Must I? 
#37 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2305 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" @528seven said:
" @nanikore said:

" I hate how he called the NES a "Nintendo". "

Then you also must hate how people call the SNES the "Super Nintendo". Nintendo Entertainment System is just a little cumbersome. "
Must I?  "
Yes.
#38 Posted by Hemlock (80 posts) -

Oh yeah Mario, vibrate all over that flagpole.

#39 Posted by asian_pride (1654 posts) -

Lol that's impressive.

#40 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -
@528seven said:
" @nanikore said:
" @528seven said:
" @nanikore said:

" I hate how he called the NES a "Nintendo". "

Then you also must hate how people call the SNES the "Super Nintendo". Nintendo Entertainment System is just a little cumbersome. "
Must I?  "
Yes. "
But moooooom....
#41 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2305 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" @528seven said:
" @nanikore said:
" @528seven said:
" @nanikore said:

" I hate how he called the NES a "Nintendo". "

Then you also must hate how people call the SNES the "Super Nintendo". Nintendo Entertainment System is just a little cumbersome. "
Must I?  "
Yes. "
But moooooom.... "
THIS INSTANT YOUNG MAN
#42 Posted by TheClap (538 posts) -

Ideal drink: 100 coins.  No enemies killed.  I call it the Pacifist's 1up

#43 Posted by LaszloKovacs (1139 posts) -
@Qwinn said:
" How about I just play Mario with a beer in my hand and jerk off when I win? "
YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS.
 
I THINK HE IS ON TO SOMETHING.
#44 Posted by DrJota (700 posts) -

Best.Thing.Ever.

#45 Posted by slinky6 (567 posts) -
@Qwinn said:
" How about I just play Mario with a beer in my hand and jerk off when I win? "
Post of the year '09
#46 Posted by Bummey (604 posts) -

Rum and coke? Give me single malt or give me death.

#47 Edited by crapasaurus (2 posts) -

               How about I just play Mario with a beer in my hand and jerk off when I win?  
@Qwinn: ROFL.
 
Jump on turtle - drink.
Get a coin - drink
Jump on flagpole - spank city.

#48 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1865 posts) -

nice, although I think stronger drinks than rum are in order.

#49 Posted by Tregard (140 posts) -

@ 2:22 I lost the Game.

#50 Posted by FinalDasa (1451 posts) -

If you got rum for every coin and coke for every enemy I would never stop playing.

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