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Interesting uses for the Wiimote

by tgposzadmin on March 7th, 2008

I ran across some of the work of Johnny Lee while listening to Phil Windley’s Technometria the other day. You can read (and listen to) more at the Conversations Network, a great resource of ideas and material, or you can click the link above to Johnny’s website at Carnegie Mellon University.

Because the Wiimote has bluetooth built in and an infrared camera, you can interact with it via your computer, reverse it’s normal gaming orientation to the TV and expose a whole new range of potentials.

Here are some direct links to some of the YouTube video’s he’s posted regarding potential apps for the Wiimote, yes beyond just gaming…

Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote (my personal favorite)

also, see more…
Tracking fingers with the Wii Remote

Foldable Displays (tracked with the Wiimote)

Head Tracking for Desktop VR

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