Wii Sensor Bar made from an Old TV Remote Control

Categories: Wii Console Hack.

Stacy sent in a cool mod that was done to an ordinary TV remote control that converts it into a Wii sensor bar. Great way to camouflage a sensor bar!

“Dad and I were trying to build a Wireless Sensor Bar and managed to do one that is all wires and batteries. Then He Started digging through all of his remotes around the house and found a couple that didn’t work on anything. so we set off to work on a “Version 2″ so to speak. We took one of the remotes and cut off part of the Circuit board and then drilled holes in the side for the IR LED’s and used the battery box already on the remote and made a sensor bar that is sort of “Incognito”.”

The “incognito” sensor bar works for all Wii games from slower paced games like All in one poker to faster and more active games like NBA live 2008.

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19 comments.

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bob s'yeruncle

Comment on August 21st, 2008.

so, how does it connect to the Wii?

Stacy

Comment on August 21st, 2008.

The wii sensor bar only gets power from the the wii It does not send or receive any information at all. That is all done through Bluetooth technology. hope this clears things up.

bob s'yeruncle

Comment on August 22nd, 2008.

Interesting…yep, that clears it up, thanks!

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[...] Stacy and her Dad decided that the Wii sensor bar was a bit too visible for their liking. So what do you do? Stuff it in an old remote, of course! Dad and I were trying to build a Wireless Sensor Bar and managed to do one that is all wires and batteries. Then He Started digging through all of his remotes around the house and found a couple that didn’t work on anything. so we set off to work on a “Version 2″ so to speak. We took one of the remotes and cut off part of the Circuit board and then drilled holes in the side for the IR LED’s and used the battery box already on the remote and made a sensor bar that is sort of “Incognito”. More about making a Wii sensor inside an old remote [...]

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Gabe

Comment on August 25th, 2008.

Stacy is only partly right.

The Wii “Sensor Bar” (huge misnomer) does not send any information at all (and no, there’s no Bluetooth in there). It’s sole purpose is to emit constant IR light from each end, so that the REMOTE can sense the two points in space and decide where it’s pointing.

Stacy

Comment on September 5th, 2008.

Actually what i said was that the wiimote uses bluetooth to communicate with the Wii not the sensor bar

jack

Comment on October 9th, 2008.

u can do the same thing with 2 decent sized candles if u dont belive me try it i fliped when it worked

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