I, for one, welcome our new Wii remote hacking overlords
December 22, 2007 4:36 PM Subscribe
posted by TimeTravelSpeed (46 comments total)
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Still aren't sure if the Wii is worth the wait in line? That's okay, the Wiimote is all you need for: Low-Cost Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote
Tracking Your Fingers with the Wiimote
, and the latest:
Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the Wii Remote
(extremely cool and the easiest to implement). From the maker of the $14 steady-cam [prev. here
], Johnny Chung Lee
is taking Wiimote hacking to a whole new level, and giving away all necessary software and instructions for free
. Wii games are about to get a whole lot cooler.
I successfully implemented both the white-board, and the VR display and I am just floored. You don't need the Wii for any of these projects. Just the Wiimote, bluetooth dongle, some free software, and an IR light source. I got the VR display working in about 30 minutes (20 of which were spent figuring out that I need the latest DirectX SDK and then installing it). Johnny Lee is quite clever, and will likely make even Nintendo realize that their interface has more potential than previously thought.