Wiimote Wireless Modification for Persons with Disabilities The materials for this step are as requires: • 2 Arduino Duemilanove USB Boards (Sparkfun, SKU: DEV-00666) • 2 Arduino Xbee Empty Shields (Sparkfun, SKU: DEV-09063) • 2 Xbee 1 mW Chip Antenna (Sparkfun, SKU: WRL-08664) • 1 Standard USB Cable A-B (Adafruit Industries) • X-CTU Software (www.Digi.com) • Arduino Software (www.Arduino.cc)• 1 9V Regulated DC Wall Power Adapter (Adafruit Industries) • 1 9V Battery Holder with Switch and 2.1 mm Plug (Adafruit Industries) • 1 9V Battery The first step is to configure the Xbee chips so that they are able to communicate effectively with each other. Xbee chip configuration requires the X-CTU Software. 1. Download and install the X-CTU Software from the Digi website 2. CAREFULLY remove the microprocessor from the Arduino board.
The first lighted mousepad; GlowPad in the world by MetkuMods First time in English. Please, be easy on me :) So, this is the project that I started to do something about these old and outdated mouse pads, maybe to add some more "glow" to them. So there you have it. Homemade arduino printer If you want to make your own high resolution printer (maybe not so high res), you are at the right place. This Instructable will show you how to do with two dead cd/dvd drive and a pen (pilot, whiteboard marker, whatever you have) at the best lego-printer style. Here is how our printer will work: we type any message in terminal then the message will be printed (as dot matrix) and after the message is printed the program will wait for another message. For this magnificent printer you will need: 1) 1 x Arduino (I've used the Duemilanove) 2) 2 x H-Bridge (SN754410) 3) 3 x small dc motors from any cd/dvd drive 4) 3 x switches from the same cd/dvd drive 5) A pen or marker 6) Wire 7) Rubber string 8) Sheave 9) Stick with round rubber like the rollers in a real printer, the wheels from a toy car should work. 10) Acrylic, wood or whatever you have to build the structure. 11) 5v and 9v power supply
ContractorWolf.com This project is a continuation on my last headtracking project. One of the main issues I had on that one was the difficulty in getting the Wiimote to stay connected (pairing) and having a laptop between the wiimote and the controller. I decided instead to remove the camera from the Wiimote and use a microcontroller communicating with the xbox mod over Zigbee (Xbee) radios. This project is to show the IR camera removed from the Wiimote and communicating directly with the FEZ Panda over I2C. The reason for doing this is to eliminate the need to have a laptop that was needed in the previous headtracking project to initialize the bluetooth connection to the Wiimote.
Wiimote light-follower with servo Wiimote light-follower with servo Davide Gomba — July 13th, 2010 Everybody is familiar with the infamous Wiimote. When I look at it, I think about all the useful sensors/gadgets that this little 40$ package (new) comes with. MIDI Camera – gesture control for Ableton (and just about anything else!) Way back in 2008 I did quite a bit of work with the Pixart camera taken from a Wiimote. There are no official specifications or data sheet available, so everything has been gleaned by reverse-engineering the chip itself. Over the last couple of years I’ve had a lot of people ask me about the sensor and how they can hook it up for their own applications.
One-chip sound player - Dmitry Grinberg The purpose of this project was to create a sound player that can play high quality sound using nothing but a single chip (plus an SD card for data storage). The chosen microcontroller was the PIC12F1840. It was chosen because of its fast clock rate (up to 32 MHz). Since microchip PICs have this atrocious property of executing one instruction every four clock cycles, this results in 8MIPS performance. The second reason for the choice was the hardware SPI module - bit-banging SPI is not hard, BUT doing it fast enough to sustain the sound playback would be - the hardware SPI module helps by allowing the SPI clock to be as high at 8MHz without using nearly as much CPU time as bit-banging would.
Parallax Propeller/WiiMote White Board I have been a fan of Johnny Chung Lees work with the Wiimote camera for a long time now .... ... (its always/always roaming in the back of my mind) .... during my experimentation with the "Lassiter" i had one of those wait a "MoMo" moments ................. Thats when the fun began and some simple modifications turned out into a Virtual White Board. Wii Modification This is the story of how I crammed a WiiMote and Wii Nunchuck into an airsoft MP5. Why do it? While this kind of thing has been done before, they've always left something to be desired, like the implementation isn't seamless.