I think this is right time for Angry Birds to launch their space mission since we have a slingshot of our own. MBed, a company that sells microcontrollers and supporting software is obviously going to come up with a physical addition for the game Angry Birds, and it hasn’t disappointed. The officials managed to build a real slingshot that interfaces with the game over a USB connection.
The company has released full instructions and a parts list for creating your very own USB slingshot, adding a physical element to playing the game. You need a decent branch for the slingshot, a microcontroller, USB connector, accelerometer, and a rubber stretch sensor. The C++ code is provided, and as a weekend project I can see this being pretty satisfying to create.
In the USB Slingshot game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player.