Over a year and a half ago, Moriash Moreau
, then a team member of McDunnough's Relay Gang
for the Second Life Relay for Life
, created a contraption that would let him walk virtually using his real body. Channeling MacGyver
, he used a treadmill, a butchered USB keyboard, and assorted spare parts to enable him to participate in a whole new way! He even outlined the steps
from start to finish on his website. Set to music by Torley Linden
, he documented his test journey
using popular sims throughout the grid to make sure that his method worked properly. In the end, he walked a whopping 23 miles, or 84 kilometers in Second Life
coming to a close, we'll have some interviews and statistics available to you soon, so stay tuned!
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