Though its cardboard applications are definitely finite, you can’t deny the Nintendo Labo is a fine piece of DIY hardware. For those unfamiliar, the cardboard bits can be assembled with the Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con controllers to create some pretty interactive constructs including a fishing rod, a piano, or even a giant mech. While these Toy-Cons are all cool in their own right, they haven’t yet demonstrated much in how the platform can be used to solve real-world problems.
— 📭TAKERU/TK2/YUU (@Takeru_FTX) May 1, 2018
Japanese inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji (the guy standing beside the Labo user in the video above) recently took the Nintendo Labo’s cheap cardboard parts for a real-world problem-solving spin. Using his own expertise in electronic wheelchair tech, he modified the Nintendo Labo to work with a 13-year-old boy’s wheelchair.
The boy in question uses a wheelchair due to a heart condition. Like the rest of us, he probably had no idea he would ever be able to control his chair via Nintendo.
— 吉藤オリィ（オリィ研究所 所長） (@origamicat) May 1, 2018
Nintendo Labo was made with the purpose of sparking creativity in the Nintendo Switch’s users; this is just one example of how the technology can be used for the betterment of humanity.
What would you create?