Windows 8 is still in its developers preview version, at least publicly, but at least it's being used for something very practical. A company called Chaotic Moons Labs has announced it has combined Windows 8 with the Xbox 360 version of Microsoft's Kinect motion gesture controller to help power a product with a super cool name: The Board of Awesomeness.
As you can see in the video above, the Chaotic Moons Labs team has created a motorized longboard with custom all terrain tires and an electric motor to power the tires. The electric motor is tied into a Samsung Windows 8 tablet (likely the same one that was released last September at Microsoft's Build conference) and an Kinect device.
Basically, the longboard's driver uses his own body gestures and motions to drive the longboard around with all of these gadgets. The company says that the Board of Awesomeness can reach speeds of up to 32 miles an hour.
Is this product ever going to be released to the public? We doubt it. Is it still one of the coolest things we have ever seen a team do with the Kinect and Windows 8? You bet it is.