iPhone Playing game using a WiiMote

Categories: Wiimote Hack.

This looks like it might be a better interface for playing games than using buttons on the touch screen or tilting the screen back and forth.

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“Yesterday I did my daily scan of Twitter and noticed an interesting question sent to at me. The person, TehMillhouse, asked if I could support the BTstack project.

Don’t know what the hell a BTstack project is? It basically implements a whole lot more of the Bluetooth stack than previously allowed by Apple. This is no easy task, so I was surprised to see a video of the author of BTstack already showing it off on YouTube by controlling an application wirelessly…with a WiiMote!”

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Wiimote and iPhone

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What happens when you smash two cool technologies together? Watch the video and see. The Wiimote has some very accurate accelerometers and the iPhone is a flexible platform which allows for this cool visualization. I can imagine a box with the wiimote installed in it simulating a very expensive item to be virtually manipulated to have a closer look. A press of a button could cycle threw colors and models. The possibilities are endless.

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Wiimote Controlled 15 Ton Robot Arms

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This application is probably not what Nintendo was thinking when they created the Wiimote. Who would have thought that a Wiimote would ever control a 15 Ton Robot Arm!

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Wiimote Tennis Serve Trainer

Categories: PC Connect, Wiimote Hack.

Here is another example of where the inexpensive Wiimote controller with all of its built in sensors nicely adapts itself to an other application. In this case the wiimote is used to determine how good a tennis serve is!

“Well that sounded like a plan so I poped open my wiimote soldered in a few wires to the minus key and then taped the wiimote to left arm (I am right handed).

Then I taped the other end of the wires to my thumb and wrapped a tennis ball in aluminum. So now when I had the ball in my hand it completed the circuit and pressed the button which registers the data in the software. I then toss the ball and when it leaves my hand it unpresses the button stopping the registry of the data from the accelerometer.”

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Wii Motion Plus Hacked

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Nintendo has added a new attachment for the Wiimote, it promises to add a new level of excitement to new Wii games.

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“we are able to create a 6 DOF IMU for under $40. Thanks Nintendo! Best of all, everything is I2C so only 2 analog inputs (A4 and A5 needed for the wire library) are needed to read 6 sensors and no ADC conversion happens on the arduino board.”

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Wii NxtBalance Robot Rolling

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Have a look at this Wii NxtBalance Robot Rolling around. Looks like the Wiimote was made for this use!

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“What you need:

* lego NXT with OSEK firmware and the NXTway-gs program loaded
* a wiimote of course
* ubuntu and python with bluetooth modules
* rfcomm,pybluez and pyserial
* a python script to parse the wiimote data and send it to the lego nxt”


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Wiitar – Wiimote Guitar Build Log

Categories: Wiimote Hack.

You may remember the Wiitar that we featured before. Well the creator has made a build log of it so that we can see some behind the scenes creation of the musical device.

“To fit the wiimote board inside the guitar (in this case, an Ibanez RG series), I carved the middle section between the tremolo cavity and the electronics cavity(a chisel paired with a hammer did the job) .To place it further inside the electronics cavity, I carved a pocket close the outer wall. With this way, wiimote board fits in with minimal carving, still leaving room for batteries and other circuits in the tremolo cavity.”

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Hexapod is controlled by Wiimote

Categories: Funny, Video, Wiimote Hack.

When you add a wiimote to a cool hexapod robot the results are great (if not a bit creepy).

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Webcam controlled by Wiimote Accelerometer

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Here is a cool way to control your Webcam! With a flick of your wrist this camera is moved to the location you want. If you want more have a look at this other project that does something similar.

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Wiimote Controlled Coil Gun

Categories: Insane, Video, Wiimote Hack.

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

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“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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