TEDTalks Building sophisticated educational tools out of cheap parts, Johnny Lee demos his cool Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 videogame controller into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3D viewer. This talk is an amazing example of how the Internet and social media can leverage technology.
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This WODE module opens your Wii console to expand its possibilities. The module doesn’t need to be soldered in place, all you need to do is plug it in where the DVD-ROM drive normally plugs into.
• Play Wii & GC game ISOs direct from USB Mass Storage devices @8X read speed (HDD and FLASH drive)
• Complete Solder free install solution
• Easy to use GUI – LCD & Joystick – NO homebrew software required (no any update of console SO can block this device )
• Region hack, Update blocker, Autoboot.
• Passthrough with FLAT-MOD mode built-in, play your DVD-R Wii & GC backups and Imports @3X read speed
• Powerful ARM9 MCU
• Totally Flexible Linux Kernel
• USB hub support for multiple USB devices connection
• Great File System support – use existing WBFS formatted media or ‘drag and drop’ ISOs to existing USB devices”
Looks like there is now a way to play Gameboy games on the Wii. There are a few steps that you need to do but it looks like it would be worth it.
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The Wii Homebrew Channel is moving full speed ahead. Looks like we have lots of great things coming in the near future.
“The Homebrew Channel is a channel for launching Wii homebrew applications without the need to run the Twilight Hack first. It will list apps stored and organised on an SD card in a nice little GUI, which you can very easily customise with descriptions and shiny little .png icons all by yourself if you want. You can also launch homebrew apps via TCP (with a correctly configured PC) or USB Gecko. Both of those built in options make it extremely convenient for testing out new code, as well as a general purpose homebrew launcher. You’ve seen the video,
now try it yourself!”
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.
The guys over at Cynergy Labs built this system in about 8 days! It lets the user use their fingers to move items around.
Video after the jump.
“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.”
Just a matter of time… Here is the first knockoff Wii product. It is called the Vii.
Videos after the jump.
“Just in case you thought this whole Vii thing was one big prank, guess again. Our pals over at Engadget Chinese managed to scrounge up one of these clones and put it toe-to-toe with its idol. Needless to say, Nintendo’s unit tends to demand quite a bit more respect”
Categories: Wii Info.
The Wii gets a USB upgrade, this opens up the capability of the port in a good way.
“We’ve been waiting to report on the USB storage abilities of the Nintendo Wii, today it finally came. The USB port you’ve so longed to use as extra storage will eventually see the light of day. Today Nintendo partnered with a USB embedded software vendor eSOL to use their USB stack code for file management on the Wii.”
Categories: Wii Info.
Cruise lines are known to pamper their guests, now Norwegian Cruise lines can add Wii gaming to the offering.
“On each ship, Wii systems/setups will be located in the atrium and other public rooms allowing guests to gather and play against each other while viewing the game on large video screens. Each ship’s Kid’s Crew facility will also feature two Wii kiosks providing kids-only fun. The ships will also host tournaments and other activities around the games.”