Inside the Wii.
Video after the jump.
“The Nintendo Wii is the first SI has seen of the 90nm IBM processor, codenamed “Broadway”, designed solely for Nintendo using IBM’c Power architecture. The processor features silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology, which improves processing power and reduces energy consumption by 20%. “Nintendo has used both 1T-SRAM and eDRAM technology,” said Don Scansen, SI’s lead process technology analyst. “It remains to be seen if the NEC-MoSys co-designed 90nm embedded DRAM will provide enough power to compete with the game play offered by Microsoft and Sony.”
Categories: Wii Console Hack.
Control you house with your Wii.
Video after the jump.
“This is my Nintendo Wii Controlled Smart Home. Using the Wii-Mote and my Nintendo Wii, I have an onscreen Flash User Interface that lets me control the following aspects of my home: Lights, Thermostat, Security Camera, Music Playback, Cable DVR, and more.
This is my Nintendo Wii Controlled Smart Home. Using the Wii-Mote and my Nintendo Wii, I have an onscreen Flash User Interface that lets me control the following aspects of my home: Lights, Thermostat, Security Camera, Music Playback, Cable DVR, and more.
How did you do this?
The heart of this control system is a custom script written in PHP that does all of traffic directing. A mysql database holds command sets and ip addresses for each device, and forwards the appropriate status signals to the Flash GUI. Simple button press events in flash trigger PHP scripts which blink the IR emitters, and communicate with the lighting controller.”
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
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”
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!
Categories: Wiimote Hack.
Nintendo has added a new attachment for the Wiimote, it promises to add a new level of excitement to new Wii games.
“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.”
This project uses head tracking that we have seen before, but includes object tracking. This needs 2 Wiimotes and some IR LEDs but the results are great.
“Three of the four LEDs are aligned in a line with only slightly different height. The fourth LED is mounted above the line with more height. This special order of the lights is needed by the algorithm to be able to assign the IR-points recognized by the Wiimote to the original LEDs of the beacon. It is also important that the fourth LED has not the same height, so that the LEDs are not so planar. Please see picture 4 for a schematic layout of the beacon. For power supply I just us on AAA battery and connect all LEDs in parallel to the battery poles. For easy handling I use a battery holder which are also available at electronic components supply stores.”
The Neuros system now has Wiimote support! Have a look at it in action after the jump.
“As most of you know, the LINK started out life as what we call a “TVPC,” namely a disc-less, quiet computer that’s configured specifically for bringing Internet video to the tv. From that foundation, it’s rapidly evolving to provide a more seamless couch experience. One area that’s receiving a lot of attention is the controller.
Recently, we’ve been spending some time prototyping with motion sensing controllers, including the Nintendo wii controller. The significant thing about this kind of interface is that it allows an easy way to have both standard menu navigation (up down left right) as well as free form mouse control, which is still needed for web browsing. There’s even a virtual keyboard
(which we certainly won’t use in production).”
It has been sold but you would be able to duplicate the results of this mod with a bit of effort. I wouldn’t recommend you do this to make a profit though since the mod sold on Ebay for only $157.50.
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“This is a Nintendo 64 in a Wii case, very different, but it was done, and in all works! it is a Wii case that has been modified to fit a n64 inside, and function perfectly well! There is a power on switch that was a xbox 360 left trigger, that was modified to be a switch! there is no reset button, but that is not even needed anyways.”
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