Dhreck, an enterprising modder has moded the first ever WiiMote encased purely in Hemp twine. This amazing Hemp-Mote is absolutely playable, all buttons, accelerometers and the infrared camera accounted for. We must give Dhreck a strong salute for this mod.
Recently he has posted a series of Tutorials that let you know that how he made the basic smaller Wii-Mote that’s underneath all this Hemp. Check out his Tutorials here if you want to know how to build your own:
A 17 years old instructables member has shared his wonderful work, the help of which you can build your own remote-controlled based Vehicle. He presented his ideas and step by step guide here.
To make this crazy build, you’ll just be requiring: standard Lego NXT kit, computer with Bluetooth and wiimote. The tutorial will give you the clear idea of controlling Lego NXT by Bluetooth using a Wiimote.
To know more, watch this video and enjoy!!
Nullvalu has shared his youngest son’s Crazy Wiimote Pinewood Derby Car build in 2011. The following components were used in his construct:
It is not new about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in military and civil community. These UAVs are widely being used for remote sensing applications including observation, exploration, mapping or inspection of areas, for taking agricultural pictures or traffic monitoring etc.
Quadrocopter, a latest automated visual tracking approach is the modernized UAVs is equipped with latest and powerful technologies. It contains brushless motors, radiation and acceleration sensors, onboard 8-bit microcontroller, Wii remote IR camera and much more. Main parts, besides localization, of this abandonment are control of the flight, generating a map and planning a path in three dimenstions.
Further information can be found on the project site here. Watch the videos below to get the clear picture about this powerful Gadget.
Here’s an amazing look at some Nintendo Wii case mod’s by MisterXausDE featured with bright colored LEDs that can change colors. By applying his concept why not you brand your Wii with the name itself.
Really MisterXausDE did a great job by combining a standard Wii shell with a see-through XCM Hot Rock case. With this not only he was able to preserve the main design features of the Wii, but at the same time he incorporated a cutout Wii logo and a color-cycling disc slot loading mechanism.
Check out the video below for more details:
via : technabob
The Louisville Hackerspace LVL1 was at the recent Maker Faire with their Fire Breathing Pony named Buttercup! There isn’t very much details on the system yet but they promise more details will follow.
See the video below.
If you are into music and like to hack your Wii have a look at this Wiimote AirDeck Virtual Theremin project. It allows you to get your DJ on and bust out some tunes.
“Here is some video I shot shortly after my project presentation which demonstrates the AirDeck virtual theremin application I designed and explains some of the features. It uses the Wii remote as an input mechanism by tracking motion with Infrared LEDs. The AirDeck is written in Java with the WiiUseJ API for handling Wii remote events and the JSyn API for internal synthesis. It can control MIDI out as well as offering a simple DJ scratch interface for real-time manipulation of sound samples similar to a DJ scratching with vinyl records.”
We have heard about lots of Wii remotes that have had wrist strap failures. There have also been lots of pictures of the aftermath. But this is the first time I have ever seen the act of ramming the Wiimote into the TV screen caught on tape. I hope that game of Wii Bowling was worth it!