Wiimote Project

Wiimote Projects => Wiimote accelerometer & motions detecting projects => Topic started by: MarvinCarr on November 28, 2008, 02:17:18 PM

Post by: MarvinCarr on November 28, 2008, 02:17:18 PM
I think this is so GREAT.  My professor just gave us a final project where we have to build a circuit that measures the different orientations of the head.  Yaw, pitch, roll...so Three angles.  I was online looking for magnetometers and accelerometers and realized it would be way out of my price range.  I then thought about my Wii remote and after some research came across this page. 

I guess my first question is can this project be successful by integrating the wii remote into my circuit?  the project is worth 40% of the grade!
Title: Re: I NEED HELP
Post by: UndCon on November 28, 2008, 05:22:49 PM

You can use the camera on the wiimote to triangulate - we use it in various applications here...

You have to mount 3 LED's in a triangular fashion(not planar) and then feed the positions into your application - the only problem is to tell which one is which... unless you pulse the LED's there is no way to determine this...

You can pulse a LED with a simple chip and hey presto :)
As example: If you pulse 2 out of 3 LED's the one that is not pulsed(constant on) can be upwards - feed these pulses into your application and then you know.

This whole setup assumes the wiimote to be stationary...

Of course I'm just thinking loud..but I think this is the best way to go.

Good Luck - UndCon
Title: Re: I NEED HELP
Post by: alexandre on January 31, 2009, 11:23:25 AM
hello everyone , i m new here and i would need some help too

I would like to know the exact position of the accelerometer in the wiimote in order to do some some theorical studies to compare them with expirements , i was thinking to put the wiimote on a constant rotative plan (like that we know the acceleration of a point of this plan ) , the wii-analyzer could do it ?

i hope that you understand what i mean and i hope that you will be able to help me
Title: Re: I NEED HELP
Post by: benpaddlejones on February 01, 2009, 02:16:14 AM
You might get more support if you started your own thread, explain your concept and skills better.

Might want to play with this first: http://www.wiimoteproject.com/wiimote-accelerometer-and-motions-detecting-projects/wii_analyzer/ (http://www.wiimoteproject.com/wiimote-accelerometer-and-motions-detecting-projects/wii_analyzer/)

benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: I NEED HELP
Post by: akshaysc on July 20, 2009, 07:06:29 PM
Hey marvin, did you ever figure out how to measure yaw?