Wiimote missile launcher


[toelle] has shown yet another use for the Wiimote by having it auto aim his USB missle launcher. The bill of materials is pretty simple: a Wiimote, a motorized USB missile launcher, some duct tape and glovepie.

Simply tape the Wiimote to the missile launcher, install glove pie and follow his instructions for some custom code and off you go. He goes in depth on how to connect the Wiimote to the PC, as well as details on how the custom code works. It only tracks IR targets right now, which is a bit of a bummer, but that would see TV remotes right?

Is there any way this could be combined with the sonar controlled missle launcher that we covered in July?

[via Hack N Mod]

Comments

  1. Karl Ostmo says:

    For those interested, I’ve developed a controller for this rocket launcher (and also for the Dream Cheeky launchers) for Linux. You can get an installer or the source at http://pyrocket.googlecode.com

    Hack away!

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