Wii Remote headtracking and active projector
Part 1: project profile
Analysis and implementation of headtracking with the Wii Remote.
Analysis and implementation of an active projector with the Wii Remote.
Project short description
This project is aimed at studying possible applications of the Wii Remote built-in infrared camera.
Start date: 2008/03/26
End date: 2008/09/10
Other Politecnico di Milano people
Students currently working on the project
Laboratory work and risk analysis
- Use of soldering copper. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.
Part 2: project description
The Wii Remote is the input device of the Nintendo Wii, a videogame console. The communication between the Wii Remote and the console happens through a standard Bluetooth connection. Therefore, the Wii Remote can be connected to a PC with a bluetooth adapter.
The Wii Remote has some interesting functionalities for its price tag. In particular, it features a three-axis accelormeter and a high-performing infrared camera.
The resolution of the infrared camera is 1024x768 and the samples are acquired at a 100 Hz rate. The Wii Remote also includes a microprocessor, which performs blob-tracking of up to four infrared light sources. The Nintendo Wii - as well as a properly set-up PC - can poll the Wii Remote for the coordinates of the four infrared light sources.