Author Topic: Wiimote for Jr. Olympic Fencers  (Read 5946 times)

Offline fencingvideogame

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on: January 29, 2008, 09:01:07 PM
There's need out there for a mini-game that lets young fencers practice proper technique and strategy without spending huge amounts of money for personal lessons.

None of the current sword-based games have any resemblence to Olympic fencing.  I have a group of kids who need some help. 

In many ways, sport fencing is perfect for the Wiimote -- real sword motions only occur within a limited range of space, the profile of the weapon should always be pointing the same way, there are a limited number of defined fencing techniques. 

Between the wiimote controller and a few infrared sensors this should be doable.

The kids would appreciate it.




Offline Thisisjon

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Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 06:26:20 PM
I think the best way to do this would be to have LEDs at the tip, guard, and pommel of whatever weapon you use. This way whatever program you are using would be able to see the blade, guard and where someone is holding the weapon I think the main problem will be the fact that the wii remote probably wont be able to catch the quick, subtle movements that all forms of fencing require. If there was a program I would totally use it, being a fencer myself but dont want to dish out the 60 dollars a week that a coach wants.