WeeP5 a Wii zapper on steroids

wii_zapper

This is the WeeP5, a fully functional Wii controller gun that looks like an MP5. [TheOreos] found the original zapper attachments to be lacking in several areas. His solution was to build a controller, integrated into an existing gun design with all the buttons exactly where he wanted them.  He picked up a toy MP5 and sacrificed a Wiimote for the cause. He did a fantastic job, it looks great and, according to him, works well too.  He may want to consider putting an orange tip on it though, just to keep from spooking the police.

Comments

  1. Dowser says:

    Lovely job.
    But please edit the article and remove the comment regarding the orange tip.

    The *only* effect the orange-tip law on toy-gun’s will have is criminals painting their real gun’s orange and shooting cops.

    The link you have in the article has nothng to do with gun-safety, it’s just a tragic story about suicide-by-cop, and painting the tip black is hardly a hack.

  2. IceBrain says:

    agree with above, having the gun painted is kind of useless. Just don’t bring it outside the house or if you do conceal it inside a bag or something like that.

    Neat hack, by the way.

  3. David says:

    Really? How many criminals do you think check this website for hacks. I’d think it’s a fair assumption that if someone is a criminal, they are because they don’t have the means to live (or they’re addicted to something) and in all likelyhood don’t have the money to build hacks or even the inclination to read a website about hacks. I know that might be too much of a stretch to apply to all criminals, but seriously? That comment is ridiculous.

  4. wijomas says:

    Awesome hack. I can’t imagine why you’d be wondering the streets with a wii gun anyway – unless of course you had a portable wii :) orange tips always struck me as somewhat of a pointless idea.

    as for the comment about criminals — there are a LOT more intelligent criminals than there are unintelligent ones. The only reason people think criminals are all ‘idiotic drug addicts’ is because those are the majority of the ones we see before the courts.

  5. TJHooker says:

    I’ve know drug dealers, and robbers, none of them casually browsed the internet for ideas.

    BTW you can buy airsoft guns without orange tips I think.

  6. lioorg says:

    tjhooker speaks the truth

    orange tips are a waste of time. point anything at a person thats resembles a gun, reguardless of the color, and they’re gonna have you on the ground.

    as far as the mod, pretty cool! i don’t care much for shooters for the wii tho.

  7. thethirdmoose says:

    Don’t point the gun at a cop?

  8. Dowser says:

    david: Regardless if there are any weapon-using criminals reading this webpage, giving *anyone* an idea that pointing a orange-tip thing that vagely resembles a gun at another armed person is just bad.

    Or mabye it’s a genious way to cleanse the gene pool? In that case, don’t edit the article.

  9. Dowser says:

    And a comment regarding the good original hack and the orange tip:
    Having done such a great job with making the toy look like the real thing, I really understand if he doesn’t like the idea of adding a splash of color to make it look like a toy again. :)

  10. Jon says:

    it’s all about natural selection, if you are stupid enough to point something at a cop you deserve what you get….

  11. non says:

    You Americans, so paranoid that u shoot kids with toys! Damn, I sometimes ask my self, where did you people go wrong!!!

  12. TJHooker says:

    I hate to be that guy who uses common sense, but if they can use computer software they know not to point weapons, real or fake, at anyone.

    I know a lot of the suburban twats from makezine come here though, and analyze everything through their cliche thick frame glasses and macbook screens though, so we’d better keep it pc(no pun intended.)

  13. icefox says:

    I think it’s a cool idea.

    Along with the general discussion about orange tips, I doubt anyone on here is dumb enough to kill someone and be seen doing it. Murder is always a dumb idea, but the kind of people that hack should be smart enough to do it right.

  14. root-at- says:

    To end the orange tip discussion:

    The maker of this awesome hack mentioned that he lives in germany, where there are no laws about marking toy guns with orange tips.

  15. THeOReos says:

    so i think it’s my turn now =)there’s now special law in germany wich says that you have to have an orange tip neither on an air-soft gun nor on a toygun. it’s because beeing allowed to have a gun in germany is realy really complicated in germany. for example if you want to call a mp5 (a real one) you hace to be in a gun club for at least 3 years and then you have to make you huntin license, which will take you about another 2 years and A LOT of lerning. there’s no way to go to a gun store and just get it because you like it.
    i removed the orange tip because first i couldn’t disassemble the toy mp5 with it and even if i could it would still disturb me.
    whereever you live on this worls: aiming with a mp5 clone (toy or real, with or without a orange tip) on a policeman will get you in trouble, allways =)it would also be a bad idea to shoot a ploiceman using the b button ;)

  16. THeOReos says:

    pls deleta post above!

    so i think it’s my turn now =)there’s now special law in germany wich says that you have to have an orange tip neither on an air-soft gun nor on a toygun. i guess it’s because beeing allowed to have a real gun in germany is really, really complicated. for example if you want to call a mp5 (a real one) your own you have to be in a gun club for at least 3 years and then you have to make you hunting license, which will take you about another 2 years and A LOT of learning. there’s no way to go to a gun store and just get it because you like it.
    i removed the orange tip because first i couldn’t disassemble the toygun mp5 with it and even if i could it would still disturb me.
    whereever you live on this world: aiming with a mp5 (toy or real, with or without an orange tip) on a policeman will get you in trouble, allways =)it would also be a bad idea to shoot a policeman using the b button ;)

  17. msl says:

    First let me say this hack is great. I would think the first round of comments would be about how much better you could aim with this on wii Duck Hunt than with just a wiimote in hand. I really didn’t want to add to the orange tip debacle cause it’s distracting from the hack, but nobody pointed this out yet….

    If you point this at anyone it’s assault!! Assault is any time you threaten someone with serious injury. If you pull a knife, gun, or any other weapon, you have committed a crime if you don’t have good cause to have done so.

    I have a carry permit and can tell you this… If I see you with a gun, even if I know it’s real or know it’s fake, I will do nothing except watch you more carefully. If you point it at me and are acting like it’s real, you will get shot. If I feel as though my life is being threatened, then you are either going to jail or the morgue, but you’re not walking away.

    Read the last few lines of theoreos comment again if you have any questions.

  18. JB says:

    Pointing a gun at a cop, real or not, is just a dumb idea. Also, the “orange tip” law is stupid. Anyone can paint a real gun to look like a toy. Just check what this guy did for his wife:

    http://blog.riflegear.com/archive/2007/12/26/hello-kitty-ar-15—evil-black-rifle-meets-cute-and.aspx

  19. misterb says:

    Wow what a bunch of fucking faggots, this is the best mod I’ve ever seen and the comments are filled with some pansy ass orange tip discussion, and some Eurofags have to tell us how the law is in Germany, as if we gave a shit. Fuck off and go heil Hitler you Teutonic fuck.

    Respect to the person who did this mod.

  20. churk says:

    The ONLY thing painting the tip of a toy gun orange does is give the police an excuse after they empty umpteen magazines — pausing to reload, of course — into you if you happen to be holding it anywhere they can see you.

  21. churk says:

    Oh yeah: Awesome mod!

  22. Jamma says:

    Dear misterb

    You sir are today’s winner of the golden asshat award [hands prize to misterb].

    The guy you dissed (the German explaining about Germany’s rather sensible gun laws) is the guy who did the mod.

  23. THeOReos says:

    Thanks jamma for helping :D at least misterb likes the mod :D

  24. veinomenoca says:

    So, how did you do the mod? Is there any way we can have some instructions? I work on paintball guns, so getting a body is not horribly hard. This would be really interesting if you could mod it to change guns, that way only one Wii remote is sacrificed for the greater good.

  25. THeOReos says:

    Just click on the green WeeP5 letters on top to go to the instruction. =)
    The problem with changing guns is that you have to keep at least the wiimote board with it’s bluetooth, IR-cam and all that kind of stuff so i can’t think about a way of doing this.

  26. Chad says:

    Who gives a fuck about the red tip, assholes. The op never said he was going to point it at anyone. Holy fuck. This mod is insane!

  27. jeditalian says:

    WeeP5 is awesome.
    as far as criminals browsing Hackaday, I’m sure they probably would find Hackaday, and look around, and leave after finding nothing of interest, such as ATM hacks, Bank Account Hacks, Carjacking Hacks, etc. They may even submit some Home Burglary Hacks and CarJacking Hacks, but they won’t get posted. There is no ‘Hacking’ here. not that sort of hacking, anyway. I don’t see a guide showing you how to reprogram your SIM card for free phone service/internet. no free cable hacks, etc. pretty much just alot of modding, but some original hacks as well.
    i am looking for some pinouts or something. a way to connect an old AST ascentia P series (which i bricked, piece by piece) laptop’s LCD to a VGA out. its a 50 pin connector that looks kinda SCSI. looks like it would have been a mainstream connector back in the day. the hard drive uses the same sort of connector, just with fewer pins. i wouldn’t have bricked it, if it wasnt for the excessive use of riser cards, and the fact that i work on laptops while they are plugged in, way too often.

  28. ezmoney says:

    That is a baddass mod, great job, any tips on making my own, p.s. i will not paint my barrel orange,quit with the bitchin!!!!!!!!

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