Richard Scott > From the wii to the WiG

The work to date on my project is documented here: http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/12_3/scott_wigi.html

As usual I am very grateful to everyone at STEIM for this continuing residency. It makes things possible in days which would take months and other things which would never happen at all without STEIM’s support and influence.

On this visit we replaced one of the Wiimotes was using with a replacement handset and an arduino board: it has more and better sensors, a more reliable , tiny rechargeable batteries, it is more ergonomic. It took a couple of days to convert/recreate the programming. We ran out of time on this before thinking creatively about what new possibilities having two of these instead. But yet again I have the feeling it is again opening up the scope of what is possible. Next time we will replace the second handset reprogram JunXion.

Unanswered questions arising:

Could the XY (and potentially Z) sensors from the Lightning be replaced? Hack the existing transmitter/receivers or replace them. I would like a more compact system.

Visual feedback? It would be nice to have the current LiSa buffer represented in text form on an LCD. I also wonder if some of the controllers could be represented. As the system gets more complex I sometimes need to check the status of 4 different continuous controllers – I’m not sure how this could be done – perhaps a camera and screen could be combined in some way?

Related point: Ideally it would be nice to have LiSa/junXion running in an independent box, like an i-phone which could also function as infra-red camera and display- and get rid of the laptop completely – I guess the technology is not there for that yet but it is an interesting long term goal.

Vibration feedback to give an indication of when the edges of spatial regions are close.

Onwards and upwards!

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