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Date: 12/06/07 02:46 AM

26 Responses to Wii Control Light Saber?

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18411 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 6:31 pm
    Link: Wii Control Light Saber? - 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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    mushie_mush Female 18-29
    2249 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 11:13 pm
    i can`t get it to play :( and that would of come in handy too...
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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 11:14 pm
    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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    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 11:16 pm
    soo wrong!
    i dont have one either tho..
    but this looks really cool if u coud understand it more easily...
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    coranthulle Male 30-39
    466 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 11:20 pm
    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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    full_of_rage Female 13-17
    299 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 11:32 pm
    Boring, yes?
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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    377 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 11:39 pm
    ^whew..yeah, kinda. interesting, too. i just wasn`t expecting a lecture.
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    PreoSmo Female 18-29
    472 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 11:45 pm
    I guess.
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    n0n4m3 Male 18-29
    131 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 1:00 am
    Boring. I skipped forward to see the lightsaber. Pretty cool if you know how to do it.
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    wyrwich Male 18-29
    91 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 1:16 am
    well this guy has an instant job being a programmer for the next wii
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    cndian_mouse Female 18-29
    142 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 1:23 am
    :S boring..
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    DBtG Male 18-29
    330 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 1:46 am
    Love the accent
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    Vanilla_Sky Male 18-29
    36 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 2:05 am
    hmmm odd, fell asleep with bordum and woke up here.... huh...
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 2:54 am
    he uses Linux.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 4:57 am
    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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    VONLINE Male 18-29
    578 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 7:44 am
    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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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 9:55 am
    Wait What?
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    hanna1990 Female 13-17
    14 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 11:26 am
    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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    ninjacache Male 18-29
    221 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 11:47 am
    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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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 12:34 pm
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4398 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    boring :(
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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    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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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    what was the point of that
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    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
    315 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 8:44 pm
    So... they "hacked" a Wiimote to do... exactly what a Wiimote is designed to do.
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    KuzEyeSedSoe Male 13-17
    90 posts
    December 6, 2007 at 10:49 pm
    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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    nokrull Male 18-29
    24 posts
    December 7, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    cool 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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