How the Bow and Arrow Took Over the World

If pop culture is any indication, bows and arrows are the weapon of the future. Weird, right? But also delightful: The Hunger Games stars an arrow-slinging heroine. Hawkeye will defend the Earth using a bow and arrow in The Avengers. The summer Olympics will have awesome archery competitions to ogle. And the TV's… » 4/05/12 12:00pm 4/05/12 12:00pm

Wiimote-Modded Bow for Hardcore Zelda Wannabes

Thomas Foo put on his green tights and feathered hat, grabbed a real bow, attached a Wiimote to it, and made it all work together thanks to the ingenious use of some rubber bands and a switch. He named it the Virtual Archery Bow and, not happy with the hack, he created a full game for it. It's called Trajectory, and… » 4/10/08 12:20pm 4/10/08 12:20pm