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Nintendo Unveils DIY Cardboard Accessories for the Switch Nintendo Unveils DIY Cardboard Accessories for the Switch
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Nintendo is launching its own cardboard technology for the Nintendo Switch Nintendo is launching its own cardboard technology for the Nintendo Switch
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The kits will be priced from $69.99 to $79.99 and will be made available on April 20th. The kits will be priced from $69.99 to $79.99 and will be made available on April 20th.
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Nintendo has just released a first-look video for their new set of cardboard accessories, which can be used build toys to control the Nintendo Switch in a number of games. Nintendo has just released a first-look video for their new set of cardboard accessories, which can be used build toys to control the Nintendo Switch in a number of games.
The "Nintendo Labo" offers players the ability to craft their own accessories and use them to play a multitude of games. Several designs will be made available through kits, which are selling from $69.99 to $79.99. The "Nintendo Labo" offers players the ability to craft shapes from flat bits of perforated cardboard that can be put together to assemble fishing rods, bikes, pianos and more. Nintendo is calling these creations "Toy-cons". The kits come with the official Nintendo Labo software required to play.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Bd3HUMkyU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Bd3HUMkyU
Each kit offers flat bits of perforated cardboard, which can be used to create shapes that can be put together to assemble fishing rods, bikes, pianos and more. Nintendo is calling these creations "Toy-cons". The kits come with the official Nintendo Labo software required to play.  
The software itself will give players tutorials to build a set of accessories, along with little games in place to showcase all the possibilities of the technology. The software itself will give players tutorials to build a set of accessories, along with little games in place to showcase all the possibilities of the technology.
For instance, by connecting a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con into the cardboard piano, the IR Motion Camera inside the Joy-Con will detect which keys are pressed by the player, relaying the information to the Switch in order for the sound to come out of the console's built-in speakers. For instance, by connecting a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con into the cardboard piano, the IR Motion Camera inside the Joy-Con will detect which keys are pressed by the player, relaying the information to the Switch in order for the sound to come out of the console's built-in speakers.
Tatsumi Kimishima calls this technology a "new way of playing", contributing to Nintendo's quest to differ from Sony and Microsoft's consoles. Tatsumi Kimishima calls this technology a "new way of playing", contributing to Nintendo's quest to differ from Sony and Microsoft's consoles.
The Nintendo Labo will be made available on April 20th.  The Nintendo Labo will be made available on April 20th with two kits going from $69.99 to $79.99.
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