Author Topic: Other WiiMote Projects  (Read 9220 times)

Offline Azel

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on: January 12, 2008, 12:58:59 PM
Hi all!

First of all let me congratualte Johnny for his great projects, especially the headtracking video. Though it doesn't seem as a big invention on its own, Johnny managed to put together many things that already existed to create something great that a lot of peaople are fascinated by. I can only compare this to Einstein who, when developing his relativty theory also "only" brought things together, that already existed. Sometimes, this where real genius shows itself.

I found another WiiMote project by Oliver Kreylos from the University of California. He is also a VirtualReality specialist.
You can find his Project page here: http://idav.ucdavis.edu/~okreylos/ResDev/Wiimote/index.html
and the corresponding Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyvIlKSA0BA

He also did some astounding things with the WiiRemote escpecially 3D-Tracking, which is what Johnny is currently working on (as I suppose).

Maybe this thread can be a collection for other WiiMote Projects found throughout the web...

Thank you Johnny for your Projects, and Dice for this Forum. Great Work!

Azel




Offline dice

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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 01:03:34 PM
I have seen the project, but have not looked at it to much.  Its great to see other projects out there.

Hope we all can learn of each other!

Dice



Offline gabort

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Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 03:46:39 PM
That is a very cool project!

I have one concern, regarding future games built on that: The Wiimote has to see the beacon at all times, to be able to calculate yaw - not practical, when you're fighting for freedom with a light saber :)

It might still be very useful for other applications, even games, where you don't have to move the controller so vehemently.



Offline bryanarby

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Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 09:38:19 AM
mehh, can't call it as good as the projects found here ^^

wiipen
point ATM: building V2
V1: 1 LED on 1 AAA battery feed
V2: 1 LED on USB feed
V2 will be remodded too V3
V3: 1 LED on USB feed /w LMB and RMB
V4: 1 LED WIRELESS /w LMB and RMB
V5: we'll see :3
Vmany: Bluetooth IR pen with mouse functions.


Offline cguru

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Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 06:29:57 PM
very very cool  :D