Wii Nunchuck Arduino pan and tilt camera

I found this while looking for a teardown of a Wii Nunchuck remote since they’re cheap and include a 3 axis accelerometer. I mentioned an interface board the other day, but the responsiveness of the interface in this video grabbed my attention. If you like it, you should check out this [via] Nunchuck Arduino RF controlled robot. You can find details on that bot here. The accelerometer itself only runs about $10, but it’s a pretty small SMD part.


  1. John Berube says:

    Nice, i love how well it responds. I’m gonna have to try this out.

  2. sarsface says:

    this looks like it would be great for implementation on a full scale camera crane. I was thinking about building one after being seeing this http://tinyurl.com/2sj3hx and now i’m really inspired to think bigger.

  3. afbase says:

    This is too cool. Now we need to program the buttons :-Þ

  4. Michael says:

    This is what I was thinking when I saw the giant sword holding industrial robot. But it was only running motion scripts from gestures. This project is really what I was waiting for.

  5. Alexander says:

    Now all I need to do is buy one of these little cameras and put it on my RC truck. Mmm… Nitro fumes.

  6. Crash says:

    Where the hell are all the cool mods for the sixaxis?

  7. VarunD says:

    Yea, crash has a good point, where are all the sixaxis controller hacks?

    btw, awesome responsiveness! I cant get my head around the fact that it stops at the right moment even if it starts well.

  8. Jo says:

    I just started a project exactly like this for my ECE362 class. Oh well. :( Here’s to not being first.

  9. kaelb says:

    very nice. i wonder how responsive it would be when connected over the internet? you know, in case you wanted a home security system with a more “hands-on” approach.

  10. andrew says:

    hmm… the nunchuck doesn’t seem to be plugged in… (Unlikely. I doubt someone would try to choreograph that. =P)

    or those ultrathin yellow wires connect it. (Probably)

    Very cool, nonetheless.

  11. Andrea says:

    I’m the author of the video.
    You can find the “how-to” here:


    Thank you all for your comments.

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