Wiimote Mod with ioBridge

Jay from thecapactity.org started posting on his blog about ioBridge the moment he heard about ioBridge. He send us email asking about an API, REST, JSON, jQuery, and all things web app. We had our API in the works, but his plurality of email lead us to believe to accelerate the API release, and we did just that. Little did we know that Jay was planning a remote controlled weapon of micro destruction. We have put the pieces together and enabled his mini-surge.

Enter, The ioGun – A Wiimote controlled magnetic coil gun that slings projectiles at college text books. It is a fascinating collection of technologies using the output of the Wiimote wrapped in JSON, feeding into a web app that ties into ioBridge’s JavaScript Widget Control API. He also used the coil from a golf ball putter returner, inks pens, a and black tape. His friends will never be the same when he invites them over for an evening of Wii Sports and you have to dodge, duck, dip, and dodge as you play tennis.

Here is the Wiimote controlled servo action on YouTube:

Check out the “Wiimote Controlled Coil Gun” on thecapacity.org or on Hack a Day. Jay also introduced to his self-aware beating heart project.