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July 7, 2009

Wiimote Hacked to Analize Tennis Serves

at 5:13 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks


If you are looking for a compact, rugged, and cheap sensor filled package there is nothing better than a Wiimote. This Wiimote was Hacked to Analize Tennis Serves. It’s great that there is an abundance of creative people working to make interfacing to devices like the Wiimote a bit simpler than it could be if everyone was starting from scratch.

Via: Hack a Wii

"So if you are a real nerd or a high school physics teacher and you want to try this you will need:

  • A wiiremote
  • A laptop with bluetooth
  • C# or Visual basic from MSFT
  • Johnny Lee’s Wiimote libraries http://johnnylee.net/projects/wii/ (you will need to modify a few lines of code to write the accelerometer data to a text file)
  • A tennis ball wrapped in aluminum
  • Bandage tape to tape the wiimote to your arm
  • Thin speaker wire
  • Graphing software"