The maker revolution is a truly exciting thing. Designing and building our own devices tests our knowledge, challenges us, and it can even provide solutions to real-world problems. While Nintendo Labo—the latest game for the Nintendo Switch system—isn't quite on the same level as this, we think it could be a cool gateway into the maker world for many of you.
The kit comes with a collection of cardboard panels, cords, and other pieces that you can assemble into all kinds of awesome gadgets. A fishing rod, a toy piano, a robot jet pack, an RC bug, and lots more. All of these devices are then linked to the Switch's screen and controls to create a series of interactive games. So build the gadget, then play the game. Cool!
Nintendo Labo comes out on Friday, April 20. Nintendo recently held a launch event, and OWL reader Nate was eager to go and check it out for us. What did he think? Take it away, Nate!
Nate's Nintendo Labo Experience
Trying out Nintendo Labo was an interesting experience. Making a cardboard RC car and fishing rod that could come to life with the Switch is pretty cool. The RC car was easier to make, but I didn’t quite finish the fishing rod. It took so long just to do all the folding. I was like ahhhhhh!!!!! I liked the robot game the best. Kids who love to build would love Nintendo Labo.
Thanks, Nate! Want to know more about how Nintendo Labo works? Check out this preview video here. We've got to be honest ... it looks awfully fun and interesting, too!