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Offline nogre

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on: January 27, 2008, 09:39:27 PM
The one piece of hardware that needs to be included beyond any of the IR devices is the stand for the Wii Remote.  I doubt Nintendo will approve a game with the instructions, "Balance the Wii Remote on top of your television," or any other non-explicit directions.  Game designers will have to have a way to efficiently mount the Wii Remote before they can market their game.

To this end consider providing a Wii Remote battery cover that has a fitting for a camera tripod.  Since camera tripods are meant to protect what they are holding and are designed for balancing cameras on different surfaces, the camera tripod would provide an ideal base for for the Wii Remote.

Using a product that is familiar and already on the market saves on design, testing, and informing the public about how to use a new piece of hardware.  I'd love to see a rendering if any designer out there would be good enough to put one together.

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Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 11:23:37 PM
We have used a camera tripod up until the past week we are (with velcro) using an A clamp .... wiimote on the A-Clamp ... teachers can then afix to chair, desk, table, whatever ... alot more flexible and a smaller footprint compared to the tripod

The red clap in the pic is a shot of an A clamp:

« Last Edit: January 27, 2008, 11:30:44 PM by richwhite »

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Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 06:15:40 PM

This my wiimote stand:

1x mini tripod ($8AUD)
1x Microphone clip ($5AUD)

Works well, as I don't have a home class room. I'm always in different classrooms (that often belong to control freaks with power issues) and thus need to be able to improvise on any surface.


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Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 07:05:43 PM
Use gorilla glue and glue a 1/4" nylon nut to the center of gravity of your wiimote (see pics below) Then you can use any camera tripod to mount your wiimote. Just be sure to let the glue stand up over night. You can see some other wiimote stand ideas on this post link in project ideas...

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Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 03:17:10 AM
Ill post some pictures of a "magnetic tripod wiimote holder" i put together when i get home

OK here we go...

a piece of paper protects the fridge from being scratched from the magnet

mounting up close..

A small tripod i had lying around from Hama
2 neodynium magnets and some thin rope to hold it in place

doublesided tape to secure the magnet to the tripod and the metal bracket to the wiimote

The only downside - the wiimote is mounted upsidedown wich makes mousemovement left/right reversed and has to be solved programatically by changeable variable
« Last Edit: May 15, 2008, 05:48:23 PM by UndCon »

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Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008, 06:04:08 PM
I like the Macgyver approach with stuff just lying around the house. I'm surprised the magnet doesn't interfere with the electronics of the wiimote. It's cool to the see the wiimote hang off the wall like that. It's very spy camera like. I wouldn't sweat the upsidedown wiimote. It's just another challenge to conquer and that's what's so fun about that wiimote project.