The Geekiest Way to Perfect Your Football Spiral

So you're at the park, and you want to impress the sunbathing supermodels lying there, watching with gaping mouths as you prepare to launch your football into the air. But your spiral—it sucks. A geekier football might help.

Yes, believe it or not, adding a bunch of sensors and a smartphone to the equation might be what stands between you and a blitz-worthy throw. The prototype Nerf football seen above has special guts—a six-axis sensor, implanted after the ball was sawed open, that beams its data via Bluetooth to a nearby Android phone. From there, you can see what, with almost too much detail, was wrong with that wobbly pass. It's a bit unclear how you'll then apply the data to improving your clunky chuck into a laser beam, but at least you'll have plenty of data to illustrate how and why you're awful. [Ben Kokes]


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