Just watch the video, it's really neat.
March 22, 2007 1:25 PM   Subscribe

 
Wii!!! That's weird, coincidentally interesting interview with Digg's Kevin Rose from all places mtv. Video launches on the left, check it.
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1555262/20070321/index.jhtml
posted by BSNATION at 1:35 PM on March 22, 2007


That dude looks Wii-diculous.

(Oh, snap!)
posted by Pecinpah at 1:39 PM on March 22, 2007


This is very cool.

Having said that, can someone explain to me why more work seems to be going into hacking the remove than making cool stuff on the Wii Development Kit?

Not a snark at all, just curious.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:39 PM on March 22, 2007


Having said that, can someone explain to me why more work seems to be going into hacking the remove than making cool stuff on the Wii Development Kit?

I've been amazed at the amount of creativity that the Wiimote has inspired in the hardware-hacking crowd. It's like the've been wiating for this for years without actually realizing it. Nintendo may or may not win the 3rd Gen Console Wars, but it will have earned more geek loyalty than Microsoft and Sony combined.
posted by lekvar at 1:46 PM on March 22, 2007


Someone needs to overlay a jedi lightsabre effect.
posted by hal9k at 1:52 PM on March 22, 2007


Christ. Somebody buy me a Mac.
posted by cortex at 1:55 PM on March 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


imagine what you could do with 4 of them, or if you had the 'chuck attached. smoother control of the pitch manipulation, setting up start/stop spots in a loop, gating, you name it. I wonder if he uses the speaker in the wiimote to preview loops.
posted by boo_radley at 2:03 PM on March 22, 2007


I'd love to see more links to hardware hacking with the Wiimote in mind, if anyone has some good ones.
posted by odinsdream at 2:06 PM on March 22, 2007


Previously: Everybody wants to be a WiiJ
posted by Rhomboid at 2:08 PM on March 22, 2007


Also Previously: Wiimote Controlled Murder Robot
posted by lekvar at 2:12 PM on March 22, 2007


Whoops - botched that link. Here it is again...
Wiimote Controlled Murder Robot
posted by lekvar at 2:13 PM on March 22, 2007


Christ. Somebody buy me a Wii.
posted by brundlefly at 2:17 PM on March 22, 2007


I just tried to use this and it was really buggy. It took a while to pair my wii controller with my mac, then I had to get audio output working, and somehow in button mashing I made a really short loop that sounded awful and I could not clear it or kill it no matter what I tried.

I guess I'll just enjoy the demo video...
posted by mathowie at 2:19 PM on March 22, 2007


I'd like to know how he gets the data from the remote into his program on OS X. What did he make the UI with? Evidently not Cocoa, it looks like absolute ass.
posted by snoktruix at 2:27 PM on March 22, 2007


mathowie: this thread is useless without videos.
posted by boo_radley at 2:28 PM on March 22, 2007


snoktruix, it looks like it was buit in Max/MSP, a flexible and powerful audio/MIDI development platform.
posted by lekvar at 2:31 PM on March 22, 2007


"if you have a Mac with OSX (10.4.8 or 10.4.9 recommended) and bluetooth and a Wii controller"
Wouldn't that be about 12 people?
posted by 2sheets at 2:32 PM on March 22, 2007


It's probably buggy because it's based on the WiiRemote framework (which I also used for Mii Transfer). In particular it's very difficult to pair with PPC Macs.

There are lots of Wiimote hacks because it's a Bluetooth HID device, which is very easy to hack and a lot of the work has been done with that framework.
posted by mike3k at 2:44 PM on March 22, 2007


bluetooth is a gimme in mac laptops, isn't it?
posted by boo_radley at 2:46 PM on March 22, 2007


That looked amazing. I'm afraid I would never be able to get the same kind of results he did, though.
Also, I could watch him all day. A nerdy musician? Dreeeeaaamy
posted by piratebowling at 3:28 PM on March 22, 2007


What did he make the UI with? Evidently not Cocoa, it looks like absolute ass.

It's made with a Max/MSP standalone environment. Most Max/MSP-based standalone applications look like shit, but then you get all the Max/MSP and OS X digital music hackery goodness, so I think it's a fair trade.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:29 PM on March 22, 2007


bluetooth is a gimme in mac laptops, isn't it?

More or less.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:32 PM on March 22, 2007


This is wiilicious, almost cool enough to buy a Mac.
posted by caddis at 3:33 PM on March 22, 2007


DarwiinRemote seems to be the place to start to get a Wii Remote controlled Cocoa app going.
posted by snoktruix at 3:36 PM on March 22, 2007


Why is this guy not as cool as the Mac vs PC mac guy? Are you telling me buying a Mac won't really make me cool?
posted by melt away at 3:51 PM on March 22, 2007


Hellzno, melt away! This guy's amazingly cool. He's a French rapper slash hacker. The only way he'd be cooler is if he'd have a summer cottage on Antartica.

And he lives up to the Aristotelian standard for coolness, in that he recognizes his own awesomeness well enough to choose as his moniker The Amazing Rolo.

Finally, I hope that he gets a job at Nintendo.
posted by Kattullus at 5:14 PM on March 22, 2007


Skip to 9:40 for what can only be described as the musical equivalent of the voice of god
posted by tehloki at 7:24 PM on March 22, 2007


I have a total nerd crush on him.
posted by hooray at 9:07 PM on March 22, 2007


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