As someone who continually raises her hand wishing her phone would listen to the Force and make it to my hand without me getting up, this new little device from Uncle Milton’s has me all excited. Want to raise an X-wing from a swamp on Dagobah with your mind or battle Darth Vader? They’ve got you covered. According to their press release, here’s how it works:
These magical scenes are re-created through hologram images and a wireless headset with real brainwave sensors that read and interpret your levels of concentration. The more you focus, the more successful you are in using the Force to move and control the hologram image and successfully complete the Jedi challenge.
The images and Jedi Challenges are thanks to an exclusive app that comes with the product and is powered by a user’s tablet device. It projects the holograms into a Jedi Training base with 10 different levels. You can go from Padawan to Jedi Knight to Jedi Master, all with the help of Yoda’s guidance. More Jedi challenges will be available for download as the app updates and new Star Wars movies come out. While it won’t be around until Fall at a whopping $119.99, the Force Trainer is fun but expensive.
The fun doesn’t just stop there. Star Wars fans are being asked to go to http://starwars.20q.net/play to play against the formidable 20Q Artificial Intelligence. The Holocron, an artifact that holds an unknowable amount of knowledge, is the model for this new 20 Questions game. Star Wars fans are being encouraged to play the beta of the game at the link above to help build a massive artificial intelligence for the Jedi Holocron. Just think of a being, location or tech based on one of the 6 Star Wars movies or TV Series and the game will try to guess what you’re thinking. This Jedi Holocron is expected on shelves this Fall as well.
In addition, check out Uncle Milton’s Star Wars Science Toys at Star Wars Celebration, April 16-19th, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California.