Man Builds Wiimote Theremin, Plays Star Trek Theme

The very definition of 'Neat Hack', Ken Moore shows us his DIY Wiimote Theremin with a virtuoso rendition of a piece traditionally associated with the instrument - the theme from Star Trek » 11/26/08 6:20pm 11/26/08 6:20pm. It's not, in actual fact, a real . Rather than radio frequency oscillations, Ken uses tiny LEDs on the tips of his fingers (hence …

Who Says Nintendogs are Only on the DS?

Gizmodo is gonna think I am copying their homework but, seriously, you gotta see these two dogs dressed as a Wii and a Wiimote for Halloween, and these poor sons of bitches (literally) do not look happy about it. Looks like they are having less fun playing Nintendo hardware than this guy did. » 11/01/08 5:00pm 11/01/08 5:00pm In deference to our…

Obama Campaign: Put Down Those Wii-motes And Vote!

In a get-out-the-vote ad from presidential hopeful Barack Obama, the candidate is reminding voters that they need to make sure they actual do vote on Election Day, November 4. This new ad points out that you cannot make history on November 4 with a Wii-mote. (We'll take this to mean you can » 10/28/08 11:00pm 10/28/08 11:00pm make history with a…

Koji Igarashi: Precise Movements Hard When Waving Something Around

Fighting games are about timing. These games are razor sharp, competitive. Konami's Wii fighter Castlevania Judgement » 10/23/08 4:00am 10/23/08 4:00am is different: It's not really about timing and the input isn't so important. It's as sharp as a bowling ball. Lead Konami Koji Igarashi explains: Waggle, waggle, punch. Elsewhere in the interview,…

More Wiisearch: Helping Stroke Patients

It seems like we these "health researchers using Wii in study" stories about once a month but, anyway, Oxford University, last I heard, was a pretty good school. And they're looking at the Wii as a means to help stroke patients relearn simple tasks. The study is a little more subtle than other research involving the Wii… » 9/21/08 1:00pm 9/21/08 1:00pm