Kinect hack lets you fly around London by flapping your arms

System uses Google Maps and Microsoft Kinect to give you birds-eye flight over London

You can now tell your friends that you "just flew over London, and boy are my arms tired!" for real if you participate in this Kinect hack. Watch the video that shows a demonstration of a person flying with their arms outstretched, viewing a virtual tour of London from above.

The "Pigeon Simulator" has been tested with Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.7, but you can also do this via a keyboard instead of the Kinect. More details are at this PSFK blog post.

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