19. January 2008

Building a Cheap Multi-Touch Whiteboard using a WiiMote and a Projector

Yet another cool thing to do with a WiiMote: Build an electronic multi-touch whiteboard.

The WiiMote includes an infrared camera which can be used to track points which reflect infrared light. Johnny Chung Lee used this feature to work with self-made infrared pens on various surfaces (primarily projections):

The descriptions sounds as if it should be relatively easy (and cheap) to build something like that yourself. All necessary software is available on Johnny’s website.

(via Kreativrauschen.de via Fefe)

Topics: DIYinteractiveWiimote

18. December 2007

Controlling Need for Speed with a Spring Horse (and a Wiimote)

Again, someone finds a creative and weird use for the Wiimote: Need for Speed, controlled with a Spring Horse.

According to the creator, it took him 10 to 15 minutes to “upgrade” the sping horse. Here the shortened short instructions:
1.Connect WiiMote to PC
2.Attach WiiMote to Spring Horse
3.Install GlovePie
4.Load joystick script included with GlovePie
5.Config controls in Need for Speed by moving the horse during key assignment

» WiiMote Horse Riders Page

See also

wiiwiiwiiwii – Using the Wiimote as Drum Kit or Piano

(via Kreativrauschen.de via Yigg)

Topics: gameweirdWiimote

4. November 2007

wiiwiiwiiwii – Using the Wiimote as Drum Kit or Piano


It’s always great to see when people take things and give them a new meaning. This time: The controller of Nintendo’s new console Wii (“Wii Remote” a.k.a. “Wiimote” with the extension “Nunchuk” – what great names) as a musical instrument including visualization.

In different modes, Wiimote and Nunchuk can be used to play drums or piano (or probably any other midi instrument). There are several videos showing the system in action at the project website.

» wiiwiiwiiwii

The system is based on a Mac running Max/MSP and Reason to generate the sounds, linked to a PC running vvvv (the toolkit in which we created our interactive music video installation) to render the 3d visualizations.

wiiwiiwiiwii seems to be the thesis of Claudio Midolo, Edgar Castellanos, Natan Sinigaglia and Pedro Mari. Unfortunately, the website does not provide much information about the thesis itself.

(via Erik via Kreativrauschen.de)

Topics: instrumentmusicvvvvWiiWiimote

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