Videos from TTCS meeting : Hacking Wii Remote are online

At the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society’s (TTCS) tech meeting on April 20th, 2008, we looked at  Johnny Chung Lee‘s project “Low-Cost Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the [Nintendo Wii] Wiimote” to create a interactive whiteboard on any computer screen (projected or on the monitor itself) using just a infrared light pen, and a Nintendo Wii Remote connected to a PC via Bluetooth.

Mike Tikasingh and Paul Worswick did a splendid job in researching, building and testing for this meeting and the end result was very impressive. Kudos to Mike Tikasingh for editing the video footage taken that day.

There are three video clips :

Wii Remote Hack Part I : Building the light pens

Part I is a presentation by Mike Tikasingh showing how the infra-red pens were made.

Wii Remote Hack Part II : Making things communicate

Part II is a presentation by Paul Worswick showing how the Nintendo Wii Remote was connected to a Windows PC wirelessly using Bluetooth. He then showed how to use the infra-red pen to turn a computer screen projected on a wall to create a interactive whiteboard.

Wii Remote Hack Part III : Practical use demo

Part III shows the practical use of the infra-red pen and the Wiimote to create a interactive whiteboard from the computer screen projected on a wall and then on a computer screen projected on a table.

Great stuff!