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Home made Gadget Project Thread

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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. Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 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, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

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.
#2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0awjPUkBXOU

Tracking fingers with a wiimote, not tried this yet but looks cool. Can't think of any specific uses for me tho.
#3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5EvhHy7eQ

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/
#5
Ohhhh is this like Tomorrows World !
#6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBV8lx5qUv4

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.
#7
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!
#8
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1704779/how_to_make_cheap_multi_touch_pad/

Not had time to watch all this one yet, but looks pretty cool.
#9
You should have called this "Hacking a wii mote thread"
#10
FatRocker
Home made Rocket Launcher

Now that is cool! lol \m/


That is brilliant, repped!
#11
Benjimoron
That is brilliant, repped!


Cheers dude.
#12
Endless options

I like the egg peeler. lol
#13
deb8z
Ohhhh is this like Tomorrows World !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxkr6b8FjKw
#14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=173owKST-w4

Seems interesting, home made solar heater to heat your house.
#15
You'd like www.instructables.com then :thumbsup:
#16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjbLXvg0Gz8

Same sort of idea as the home solar heater but for your pool.
#17
harlzter
You'd like www.instructables.com then :thumbsup:


Feel free to point out some really good ones mate.
#18
Benjimoron;6623441
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:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/box.jpg
#19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp1_pZ-AteA

Use your wiimote as a mouse for the pc.
#20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7NRqfn4uQI

Loads of 3d effects etc for Windows.
#21
http://www.wunderworks.com/teamplayer/

Teamplayer, great software to give you 2 mouse cursors.
#24
Have a look on here there is some good hacks & projects - http://hackaday.com/

HTH :)
#25
Have a look on YouTube for a potato cannon ;)

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