Using Nintendo’s Power Glove as an Animation Tool

A generation ago, Nintendo released the Power Glove, a game controller that strapped to the player’s forearm. Although the device subsequently became an icon of the 1980’s, it didn’t sell very well at the time of release, thanks in large part to its unintuitive controls and poor games.

But like a video-game character who plunges into a bottomless pit, the Power Glove has been granted a second life, at least when it comes to animating the popular Robot Chicken series. In the above video by Ava Benjamin, stop-motion animator Dillon Markey shows how a modified, Bluetooth-enabled version of the Power Glove proves an ideal tool for stop-motion animation.

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Image/Video: Ava Benjamin