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3DS augmented reality tattoo

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We’ve shown you some pointlessly stupid, ugly as sin Nintendo body art before. This time, we’re showing you some that ditches the pointless, but remains stupid and ugly.

There is just a slight hint of cool though; IHeartChaos’ Cranberryzero has had the Nintendo 3DS augmented reality card permanently tattooed on his arm.

The augmented reality card allows you to play AR games or view your Mii through the 3DS screen. It’s been seen enlarged, on t-shirts and all sorts of other places where having a Mii would seem hilarious, but this is the first time it’s been put on to flesh. I think.

As you can see in the photo above, it works – but there is a problem with the tattoo.

Right now, the tattoo doesn’t always work in really bright light, like sunlight, but it works fine in dim-ish light. I think I need to go back and get an outline around it, because I think the 3DS is looking for the edge of the card and can’t find it in bright light. In the manual, it says to never obscure the white border around the card when you’re using the 3DS, something I didn’t notice til later. I thought the black border around the “?” would be an issue, but it doesn’t seem to be at all. When the 3DS recognizes it, you can clearly see the black outline, and I tested with a color printout of the card, and the issue does seem to be not seeing the edge, which is easily fixable.

Here you can see it in video, demonstrating just how impractical it really is…you kinda need that arm to play, doofus.

Still, it is kinda cool. Kinda. What do you think?

Source : Iheartchaos

Last Updated: May 3, 2011

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