The Wii’s Sensor Bar Wii-vealed

Nov 22, 2006
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Hackers will take apart most anything electronic, and since the Nintendo Wii is probably one of the coolest - and oddest - gadgets to hit shelves in recent memory, of course the first thing a hacker's going to do it dissect it. That's what these guys did, ripping the Wii's sensor bar apart to find nothing more than a couple of IR transmitters, meaning that the Sensor Bar does very little sensing and most of the Wii's motion processing is handled by the Wiimote. Of course, now that hackers have a better understanding of the Sensor Bar, I'm hoping we see this nifty little technology ported elsewhere; nothing would be quite as cool as using the Wiimote as a computer mouse. But I digress; enjoy the video!

[via Engadget]


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