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Fan-made Labo kit turns Mario Kart 8 Deluxe into a poor man's Peloton

Mike Choi demos the Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit
(Image credit: Mike Choi)

If your at-home fitness routine with Ring Fit Adventure is getting a little stale, the Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit is here to amaze and befuddle you into a healthier tomorrow.

The Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit lets you play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, using a Ring-Con to steer and activate items and a "Bike-Con" to accelerate. Creator Mike Choi (who was also behind the Flip Grip, one of our favorite Nintendo Switch Kickstarter projects) rigged up the entire thing from a Ring-Con, an exercise bike, and a whole lot of 3D printing, laser cutting, and cardboard. It isn't technically a Labo creation, since it doesn't use any of Nintendo's pre-made kits, but Labo's DIY spirit is very much present.

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You can check out a quick "direct" presentation for the device from Choi's Twitter account, or watch the full video on YouTube where he goes into detail on the creation of each element and shows off how it fares at a real-life online match of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Spoiler warning: he does not do great. And it's even worse at Smash Bros., since you can only press A and L. But as Choi says, with the Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit "even when you lose in the game, you're winning at exercise."

Choi even created his own custom packaging for the kit. While you can't buy your own, you are welcome to bust out your CAD software, 3D printer, laser cutter, soldering iron, and exercise bike and get to work on your own.

See what else you could attempt to play on this strange contraption with our guide to upcoming Switch games.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.