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Home made Gadget Project Thread

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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
So, got any links to really cool home made gadgets that you can make yourself?

I'll start us off with a few that I'm gonna try over the forthcoming months.
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago

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Head tracking with a wiimote, I've already done this one. It's quite good, but not quite as realistic in real life as it looks on the camera. This is because you have 2 eyes where the camera only have one lens so the illusion is far better viewed through a camera.

Tracking fingers with a wiimote, not tried this yet but looks cool. Can't think of any specific uses for me tho.

This is probably my favourite one, a low cost touch screen solution using the wiimote. Just need to get an infrared pen and I'm away. They seem to be available for about £7-£10 now which seems reasonable, let me know if you find cheaper!!
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Home made Rocket Launcher

Now that is cool! lol \m/
Ohhhh is this like Tomorrows World !

Using the tilt senors of the wiimote you can use a spring horse (or similar device) to control racing games. I think I'm going to adapt it tho so you just tilt left/right and use a throttle on handlebars for more realism.
Not so much a gadget, however im planning on building my own desk, i think ive got the dimensions approximatly down, However im not entirely sure what to go for in terms of legs! I even have the bits and bobs planned out for the walls etc!

Not had time to watch all this one yet, but looks pretty cool.
You should have called this "Hacking a wii mote thread"
Home made Rocket Launcher

Now that is cool! lol \m/

That is brilliant, repped!
That is brilliant, repped!

Cheers dude.
Endless options

I like the egg peeler. lol
Ohhhh is this like Tomorrows World !


Seems interesting, home made solar heater to heat your house.
You'd like www.instructables.com then :thumbsup:

Same sort of idea as the home solar heater but for your pool.
You'd like www.instructables.com then :thumbsup:

Feel free to point out some really good ones mate.
Feel free to point out some really good ones mate.

Depends on your style really, I use them for ideas then adapt to what I have.

Just made a nice boom box for mp3 players myself that pumps out decent volume.:thumbsup:


Use your wiimote as a mouse for the pc.

Loads of 3d effects etc for Windows.

Teamplayer, great software to give you 2 mouse cursors.
Have a look on here there is some good hacks & projects - http://hackaday.com/

HTH :)
Have a look on YouTube for a potato cannon ;)

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