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Video tutorial: Build your own wii in 10 minutes

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by goingcrazy, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. goingcrazy

    goingcrazy WiiChat Member

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  2. Samus101

    Samus101 Super Hunter

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    Nice find... but I wonder if it actually works.
     
  3. klsrc

    klsrc The Voice of Reason...

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    That didn't take long...next people will be figuring out how to put the games into their computer so they won't need the console.
     
  4. d_k

    d_k Blahhh

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    1.How is it a wii if it doesnt play its games
    2.The custom made sensor bar magicly
    connects to the computer right

    edit just read on there site that it says

    "This system will NOT play existing or future actual Wii games. "

    then why call it a wii system?
     
  5. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    Kinda misleading, your not really building a wii, just using ur cpu to mimic the wii. I like mario galaxy better.
     
  6. goingcrazy

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    I find it interesting because I am kinda broke buying all the Wii games that are actually very simple to make. Even half-baked programmer like myself can write some Wii games can access the wiimote's motion data. I am sure there are plenty of smart people out there who would take advantage of it write some cool games that are free for average gamers to download and play.
     
  7. goingcrazy

    goingcrazy WiiChat Member

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    I agree, it's a little misleading, but hey, the idea is cool for guys who dont own a Wii.
    About "how the custom made sensor bar magically connects to the computer", that's actually the educational part of the video. Wii's sensor doesnt actually communicate with the Wii console at all! It's just a couple of IR LEDS on a wire. It's the Wiimote that's doing all the work.
     
  8. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    1. it doesnt play wii games, it just lets you see how the wii works and shows you how to design your own version...
    i doubt anyone will crack the Wii code in the life of the wii... but maybe in the future someone will make a emulator to be able to play wii games on your pc...

    2. the sensor bar doesnt need to connect to anything.. its only for IR lighting thats why they have "wireless sensor bars" in the after market...

    its not the same as say a t.v. remote where the IR is transmistting pulse signal to a device itself.. in this case IR is only used for location and that information is sent via the wiimote bluetooth...

    watch this for better understanding...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLbWqFQRUhc&feature=related
     
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    d_k Blahhh

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    ah thanks like i said magicly =]
     
  10. goingcrazy

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    Nice video!

    yeah, the wii's "sensor bar" name is misleading too, lol - it doesnt sense anything
     
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    The Wiimote has an Infrared Camera to detect the presence of Infrared radiation emanating from the sensor bar, using this, the Wiimote attempts to discern your location in 3d space. So this really does work but it's not very practical.

    Edit: Woops already posted somewhere
     
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    crazyman2 WiiChat Member

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    so your telling me the infrared light in my bathroom can play the wii?
     
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    ki11er4311 Looking for BRAWLS

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    its not a wii if it cant play wii games so its like a pc with shiny box on it
     
  14. Clarke

    Clarke The "Real" Tech Support

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    What. Tape 2 gamecubes together?
     
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    Dubb's Wii All Mighty

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    Did those instructions come with your Chicken McNugget Happymeal from McDonald's ??
     
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    It's likely but you'll need a bluetooth dongle.
     
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    So why is the cord necessary for the wii's sensor bar? Is it just so they can sell wireless ones?

    If so, I'm gonna punch nintendo in the face.


    Nice find BTW, although I wouldn't trust a lot of those do it yourself tutorials because a lot of them aren't true and will destroy your electronics. This one looks like its real though judging by the comments.
     
  18. goingcrazy

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    You are correct my friend...the cord just gives the IR LEDS inside the sensor bar some power. could've used some batteries instead....hahah
     
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    cannon Nintendo FanBoy

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    Watched the first 50 seconds then closed it, That guy could barely speak english
     
  20. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    He spoke better English than most Australian's I've ever known.

    Oh snap!

    But seriously, Australians speak some pretty poor English for living in a country with English as the official language.
     

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