Play Mario Kart: Double Dash with a hacked VTech steering wheel
YouTuber “Insert Controller Here” has been creating gaming controllers out of various things, from mayonnaise to meat. For his latest iteration, he decided to convert a VTech Turn and Learn Driver into—what else?—a Mario Kart: Double Dash steering console.
As seen in the video below, the build consists of disassembling the toy, then soldering wires to the correct points to recreate steering input, braking, and throttle. An Arduino Leonardo is used for the gaming interface, allowing Mario and Luigi to make it around the track by turning the wheel and applying brakes, while the accelerator is simply “shifted” into place.