2 Questions & Answers About Technology and Oldschool Gaming That Could Blow Your Mind.
How does a Nintendo (NES) Gun Really Work?
Millions of 80s kids were privy to the greatness that was the NES. The central piece of entertainment for gamers of all ages. And as part of one of it’s videogames, a pistol was sold with the purchase of a certain duck hunting game.
There must be much more than an obnoxious ridiculing dog right?
The workings of the NES pistol was just a taste of what this technology was able to accomplish. The process was conformed of 3 simple steps:
- When you pulled the trigger, the screen would turn black for 1/30th of a second.
- At the same time, the target turned white for 1/30th of a second.
- At the end of the pistol barrel, a receptor was in place so that if the white figure surrounded by black was within view, the game reacted by awarding a kill.
If you are anything like me, you wouldn’t have guessed this for a minute.
Why won’t the Ipad respond to my touch when I wear gloves?
Our skin has become a great tool for many touch systems. This means that any accessory that blocks the contact between screen and skin can be counter-productive to our intent. But why is that?
Our body works as a conductor. When touching a piece of technology, like an Ipad, a small charge is distributed unto the screen. A series of mathematical rules, read this change in current and responds accordingly. When this flow of energy is interrupted, tech devices tend to not work so well.
If your mind hasn’t been blown, then disregard the title. It was an early supposition, not a fact. You may carry on.