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    Hacked Wiimote Used As Water Level Sensor.




    We've all been entertained by Wiimote hackery in the past, but I for one can never tire of the new inventions constantly being cooked up by clever sausages like this guy.

    Using the Wiimote and an LED light, William Luxemburg from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands knocked together a water-level sensor, measuring evaporation. As you can see from the picture, a tub of water with a Wiimote pointing at a plastic boat is a simple and cost-effective way to achieve the same—or even better—results that pressure sensors costing $500 or more can produce.

    Of course, it wasn't merely a Wiimote trained at a boat in a tub of water, which solved Luxemburg's dilemma. He re-programmed the Wiimote's output, and as it can sense movement better than a lot of other devices out there (closer than 1mm accuracy, as Wired points out), when it was connected wirelessly to a laptop he was able to receive real-time information on what the water level was doing in the tub.

    Luxemburg doesn't sound like he's going to stop there however. He's intrigued by what else a Wiimote could be used on, if programmed the right way.

    "If you have a structure that collapses and you have Wiimotes on the building, you could see how fast it falls"

    That sort of information is priceless to the right party, and considering Wiimotes cost just $40, don't be surprised if you hear of plenty more innovative uses for Nintendo's little remote.


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    New Member Sephiroth's Avatar
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    Interesting and clever invention. But what is it useful for?
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    It's for measuring evaporation, primitive, but inovative!!!
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    LOL the things you can do when you just take the time to think.

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    I know, I'm thinking of building a garden wall with this Leveltool - WiiBrew
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    Quote Originally Posted by siphilips View Post
    It's for measuring evaporation, primitive, but inovative!!!
    It is simplier system used in toilets to regulat the amount of water used in a flush except its using a Wii remote.... Who says i'm full of s**t
    Looking to sort a Hard Drive out, so any advice would be mint

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    Could the wii sensor also reflect the light from the sun to focus on the moon, therefore exploding it and sending the Earth's axis spinning, causing major weather disasters and deaths?

    Just wondering.
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    Nice...the world as we know it will be gone shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sephiroth View Post
    Could the wii sensor also reflect the light from the sun to focus on the moon, therefore exploding it and sending the Earth's axis spinning, causing major weather disasters and deaths?

    Just wondering.
    Yes, in the next version of cIOSCORP, i do belive the wiimote will be capable of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sephiroth View Post
    Could the wii sensor also reflect the light from the sun to focus on the moon, therefore exploding it and sending the Earth's axis spinning, causing major weather disasters and deaths?

    Just wondering.
    Yes, in the next version of cIOSCORP, i do believe the wiimote will be capable of that
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