The Wii Lawn Mower

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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and it’s probably jealousy. Kjeld Jensen of the University of South Denmark has done three awesome things : He’s built what is possibly the coolest non-driveable lawnmower, and found a decent use for the Wiimote by using it to control the aforementioned destroyer of grass. Lastly, he’s proved to the world that the Danish are good for more than custard-filled pastries.

Utilising Bluetooth, the enterprising gardener built a receiver in to the lawnmower,  named the Casmobot (Dun dun..duuuuunnnnnnn) allowing you to waggle your way to a perfectly kept garden

Says its creator :

“We have been introducing [Casmobot] to the professional workers at the municipalities and the minute they got this Wiimote in their hands and started cutting grass, they were smiling and laughing all the time so I guess I’m not the only one that thinks this is a very good idea.”

“This robotics module could, in theory, be put in to any kind of vehicle. In theory, you could actually take this module and put it in to a wheelchair, and walk your grandma just by sitting inside at the window and using your Wiimote.”

Cool lawnmower, but if he says anything more about my grandmother, I may just have to punch him in the face.

Source : The Telegraph.

Last Updated: April 8, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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