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Matt
02-25-2008, 11:04 AM
I wonder if we need a forum dedicated to Interface Design / Control Technology Etc ??? We do seem to all like posting about those subjects as well. On that topic I found the following vids. Johnny Lee (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/%7Ejohnny/) is kind of a creative genius with the Wiimote. Check out his head tracking interface:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

A little while back he also used the Wiimote to do a Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5EvhHy7eQ

LinuxGuy
04-07-2008, 11:36 PM
I wonder if we need a forum dedicated to Interface Design / Control Technology Etc ??? We do seem to all like posting about those subjects as well. On that topic I found the following vids. Johnny Lee (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/%7Ejohnny/) is kind of a creative genius with the Wiimote.
Yes, Johnny Lee is the Master of the Wiimote! :happy: This is what has made me want to get a Wiimote. I bet there are ways to use this for robotics, on or off a robot..

8-Dale

Wingzero01w
04-07-2008, 11:44 PM
wow, thats pretty good thinking. I think i might try that with my wiimote. Hmm hes also from carnegie mellon, i see alot of pretty talented people come out of there.

Alex
04-08-2008, 08:38 AM
I bet there are ways to use this for robotics, on or off a robot..Yeah, when the TR Team was out at Maker Faire (http://makerfaire.com/) last year we were next to a booth that was controlling remote controlled cars using the Wiimote. It was so freakin cool to control these cars with the Wiimote.

Here's the link to a step by step of the project:
http://blogs.msdn.com/coding4fun/archive/2007/06/12/3243294.aspx


Side note: anyone that wants to play around with .NET and the Wiimote a bit, here's a link to Brian Peek's Wiimote page, who has done some pretty incredible stuff with the Wiimote and .NET:
http://www.brianpeek.com/blog/archive/tags/Wiimote/default.aspx

Adrenalynn
04-13-2008, 11:44 AM
So much good information to be stumbled upon in the forum...

Are you guys going to be at the Maker Faire in Silicon Valley? I wouldn't miss it...

There's another outstanding (and simple to get working) reasonably inexpensive IR head-tracker out there, called TrackIR. It's a 6DOF system, but to my knowledge, isn't multipoint capable (out of the box)

http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/

Alex
04-14-2008, 01:12 PM
Unfortunately not this year:( We've been so busy this year with building up the store and community that we needed to make the nasty tough decision: RoboGames or MakerFaire. Since we've been to MakerFaire the past two years (absolutely INCREDIBLE time I might at:D:D), we thought it's well overdue for a RoboGames visit.

Adrenalynn
04-14-2008, 02:42 PM
Bummer - but I do understand. And there was that thing I mentioned that I thought I was busy that weekend. ;)

Bad timing to run them both together that way since they cut into each others attendance. One or the other shift a couple weekends, sheesh! ;)

Catch you guys next time, though :)