Wii Control Light Saber?

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Tech
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How to hack a Wii controller to track its absolute position and orientation in space--i.e.: it"s a virtual light saber.
There are 26 comments:
Male 26
cool video...my co workers possess a large quantity of wii stock under their desk over 75 boxes...they are raking in the doe on ebay.
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Male 90
WOW I didn`t think that it was possible to make the Wii freakin` more boring than science videos from the 80`s but this dude found a way.
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Male 315
So... they "hacked" a Wiimote to do... exactly what a Wiimote is designed to do.
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Female 1,578
what was the point of that
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Male 377
That was interesting and i would do that if i had use for it. I`ve already linked my Wii remote to my computer for things like playing snes games and such but I don`t have 4 IR lights :-(.
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Male 4,393
boring :(
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Female 2,695
-yawn-
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Male 221
Or you could buy a Wii game and play it. Not real interesting..."You sound like a dog with peanut butter on the roof of your mouth" "Say, I like crepes"
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Female 14
WOOAH! too geeky! and i too have lacked step 1 of even owning a Wii or ANY kind of games console...never owned one in my life. I feel deprived somehow...
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Male 1,275
Wait What?
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Male 578
I consider my $15 light saber from Wal-Mart better. It doesn`t cut through stuff, but if you hit somebody really hard, it would probably leave a very "real" mark. Plus, it lights up and makes sounds too. Totally better than this fake virtual Wii crap.
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Male 4,290
Yes, yes he does. Thanks for the contribution.

Looks really useful if he can improve the tracking problems. Possibly adding more IR sensors to the Wiimote so it can see the beacon more of the time, or adding more beacons of different wavelengths so at least one is visible to the controller. The molecule manipulator would be really useful I reckon. Plus this is probably as close to a real lightsaber as I`m ever going to get :D

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Male 810
he uses Linux.
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Male 36
hmmm odd, fell asleep with bordum and woke up here.... huh...
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Male 330
Love the accent
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Female 142
:S boring..
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Male 91
well this guy has an instant job being a programmer for the next wii
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Male 131
Boring. I skipped forward to see the lightsaber. Pretty cool if you know how to do it.
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Female 472
I guess.
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Male 376
^whew..yeah, kinda. interesting, too. i just wasn`t expecting a lecture.
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Female 299
Boring, yes?
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Male 466
I knew it was only a matter of time. Im just suprised it took this long to get it done. Im even more suprised LucasArts didnt jump on this potential cash cow with this controller when they launched this system.
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Male 431
soo wrong!
i dont have one either tho..
but this looks really cool if u coud understand it more easily...
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Male 2,616
Step 1: Get a Wii.
Well, I already failed.


Is it wrong for a boy my age to lack a Wii?

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Female 2,249
i can`t get it to play :( and that would of come in handy too...
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Male 20,302
Link: Wii Control Light Saber? [Rate Link] - How to hack a Wii controller to track its absolute position and orientation in space--i.e.: it`s a virtual light saber.
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