Fire Breathing Pony by LVL1 Hackerspace uses Nunchuck

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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.

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Wiimote AirDeck Virtual Theremin

Categories: Funny, Insane, PC Connect, Video, Wii Balance Board, Wiimote Hack.

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.

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“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.”


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Wiimote Controlled Coil Gun

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If you need a way to protect your cubicle at work this Wiimote Controlled Coil Gun should fit the bill.

Video after the jump.

“In this setup I use a python script and MoteDaemeon to bring the events into my laptop’s domain. Of course I could script up a number of local events but what I wanted to do was act on that data and sending commands to an ioBridge module.

So I build a website which monitors the position from one axis of the wiimote and extrapolates that position to a servo output on a remote ioBridge module (which happens to be in my office, but doesn’t have to be). I’m also tracking some of the button inputs and can expand easilly to include other axes as well!”

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Wiimba – Wiimote and Roomba Robot

Categories: Insane, Video, Wiimote Hack.

Here is a inspirational hack. Take two items that were not meant for hacking and make them interface together. A Wiimote and a Roomba make for an interesting robot! Video after the jump.

“This is my first roomba hacking.
I can say it is a kind of warning for the society taken over by robots. It is a noble challenge to take the human job back from the robots.
In short, I changed my wonderful roomba into an ordinary dull vacuum clearner using a remote controller of Wii :-)”

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100 Uses for the Wii

Categories: Insane, PC Connect, Wii Console Hack, Wii Info, Wiimote Hack.

Virtual Hosting has put together a HUGE list of 100 things you can do with the Wii. See the first 10 below, read the full article for the remaining 90 uses.

  • Homebrew: You can create games that are fit for playing through the Wii’s Internet Channel.
  • Wiicade: Play arcade games created for the Wii on this site.
  • Watch TV: Check out one of the many video sites online that showcases TV, and you’ve got a virtual on-demand TV program right in your system.
  • Stream Joost: Use this hack to stream Joost videos to your Wii.
  • Browse in full screen: Use this settings hack to enable full-screen viewing.
  • WiiTube: On WiiTube, you can watch videos made specifically for the Wii.
  • Play movies: Tweak your settings to watch home movies on the Wii.
  • Watch YouTube: Watch YouTube on a bigger screen with the Wii.
  • Create a Wii media server: Use this web media server to turn your Wii into a multimedia machine.
  • Stream iTunes: Check out this tutorial to learn how to stream your iTunes music library to the Wii.
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    Wiimote Colt 45 Hack

    Categories: Insane, Wiimote Hack.

    If you are looking for a more realistic Wiimote Gun, why not build it out of solid steel? That is exactly what Flame500 has done.

    “Ever since I heard about the wiimote’s camera based aiming system I thought “wow that would make an epic pistol” and since it came out I had not seen anything that looked like it could still stand up to the abuse of playing and also looked like a convincing pistol. I believe anyone could build this mod given some decent tools and softer/thinner aluminum. The aluminum I had wasn’t really ideal as it was made to be machined and thus was extremely hard. This made cutting it on my cheap as hell bandsaw rather tedious. I started with a template of a colt .45 and traced it out on one of my slabs of 1/2inch aluminum.
    After about an hour of cutting I had this.”

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    Dog Plays Wii Sports

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    Wow, I have seen lots of talented dogs, but this is the first one I have seen who plays the Wii.

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    3D Head Tracking using a Wiimote

    Categories: Insane, PC Connect, Video, Wiimote Hack.

    Wow, this is a cool use of the Wiimote! Leave it to Johnny Lee to keep dreaming up cool uses for it.

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    “Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University.”

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    Cynergy Labs Project Maestro uses a Wiimote for Screen Control

    Categories: Funny, Insane, PC Connect, Video, Wii Info, Wiimote Hack.

    The guys over at Cynergy Labs built this system in about 8 days! It lets the user use their fingers to move items around.

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    “Project Maestro was produced by cynergy.labs, the R&D arm of Cynergy, a leading Rich Internet Applications design and development firm. cynergy.labs funds and sponsors Cynergy developers in building out cutting edge technologies that are relevant to the community and Cynergy’s customers.

    Maestro brings together Microsoft WPF, third party community libraries and custom built IR gloves to demonstrate next generation human to computer interfaces.”

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    Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote

    Categories: Insane, Video, Wiimote Hack.

    Why spend thousands on an interactive whiteboard when you can make your own using a wiimote?

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    “Since the Wiimote can track sources of infrared (IR) light, you can track pens that have an IR led in the tip. By pointing a wiimote at a projection screen or LCD display, you can create very low-cost interactive whiteboards or tablet displays. Since the Wiimote can track upto 4 points, multiple pens can be used.

    Multitouch: The multitouch demos are custom C# DirectX programs. You may download the source code, but this is provided for developers without support or documentation. The code is built on top of this Wiimote library. Unfortunately, multi-touch capable applications are currently extremely rare. Hopefully, that will change as more developers explore its potential.”

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