Author Topic: Creating Wiimote  (Read 10520 times)

Offline mik2b

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on: September 22, 2008, 06:48:36 AM
Hello,

I'm an Industrial Design Engineer, and I was thinking about creating a Wiimote.

At present, I haven't any Wiimote, I have to buy one. But I want to ask you what parts of Wiimote are necessary for this projects.

I want to mean, what chips and sensors I'll have to buy to create a device similar like Wiimote, that can runs with this programs.

Thanks.



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Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 04:34:23 PM
mik2b
If you google wiihack you will find a heap of sites (mostly wiki's) that have reverse enginnered the wiimote.

Most importantly what you are talking about is a breach of intellectual property rights as Nitendo have a number of patients on the device. Becareful, I will happily bet their lawyers are better funded than yours!

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Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 01:40:58 PM
I agree with benpaddlejones,

$50 is not a high price to pay, heck I have 4 wiimotes, but you can take a look at the wiki and other wiki's to find some good info.  I would just watch out, because this is a patented product. 

Good luck with your project.

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Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 09:46:04 PM
if u wan just buy IR camera is enough since it uses ir camera to track IR. But why nt u buy wiimote since is cost like around 40 bucks? then after tat u can open the wiimote and see what things that the wiimote have and u can do a trial and error. But i dont recommand it since u may spoil the wiimote and ur 40 bucks may fly away



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Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 07:21:39 PM
Hello There :)

That is interesting question for hardware, You know, The reason I registered for this website because I did not know which Nintendo Wii remote to buy, I did a search on the ebay.com and found many Wii Remotes, Wii Sensor, Wii that looks like guys. That cost less then 40.00 dollars. They even sell a plastic cover for the Wii remote they call skin. But I know I do not care for the skii.. I wish Johnny Lee would put a list as to which Wii Remote he has found to work. That way we are not buying wrong model of Nintendo Wii Remote. Thanks a bunch !!  8)



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Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 07:34:21 PM
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All Wiimotes will do the job.
However, I would not be surprised if our industrious friends in China/India are making high quality fakes. I would suggest making sure it is a Nitendo Licensed product and from a seller that accepts returns is a safe thing to do!
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Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 07:58:53 PM
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1311&_nkw=wii+remote+control&_sacat=See-All-Categories

The above link show boxing gloves for Nintendo Wii Remote controll,
2 wii remote light gun, Nuchuck, and lots of other Wii Remote Control for Nintendo

Because I do not own a Nintendo Wii remote control, A model number of the equipment I am buying helps me identify the equipment I am buying and it also allows me to take full responsibility for my action of buying. I do not like returning stuff. And you are right, China/India do Have way of making look alike stuff that enters the US market really cheap. So the model number and version number of Wii remote controll you used to make the whiteboard gives us insurance that Nintendo people are not going to modify their remote control and make it unhackable.



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Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 12:17:19 AM
wiicharm
You are after a "Nitendo Wii Remote".


If you are concerned about authentic product, I suggets you go to a Walmart or similar major chain and they will only stock the official parts.

Or you can buy direct from the Nitnedo store: http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=117705

Goodluck

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