The Father & Son Team Looking To Make The Wii A Little Better

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The Wii's sensor bar is a flimsy little thing. It's pretty weak, too. What it needs, then, is MORE POWER, and that's exactly what these two handymen are proposing.

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They've built the MegaBar, a large, powered infared source that lets you use a Wii Remote with accuracy well beyond the console's standard range. So, say, from the opposite end of a really big room.

It's the simplicity that's so great here. It's nothing convoluted, just two big sets of red lights that run on a power adapter, so you don't need batteries like other similar solutions. You can see it in operation in this video.

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The MegaBar is being run by iphone software developer James Turner and his son Daniel, who if you're interested are running a Kickstarter project in the hopes of turning the thing into a small-scale commercial venture.

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Tzion
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Ha, I built one of these about a week after I bought my Wii in '06. Nothing as fancy, just LEDs and wires, really. The second time I used it, I accidentally connected two points that should not be connected and fried the LEDs, but it was fun for a while.