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Now This Guys Is A Real Game Master

The best thing about Youtube user 16bitghost’s absurdly huge gaming set up is that the 24 console areas still aren’t enough for his PS3. Seriously though, how do you even switch between them all on your TV system? I get annoyed just going between the DVD player, cable, Wii and X Box, I can’t imagine [...]

Brain Wave Pong Looks Hard

(Video Link) Charles Moyes and Mengxiang Jiang, students at Cornell, used an EEG headset as a gaming interface. Concentrate and the paddle goes up. Relax and it goes down. So it’s like Wii, but less physically taxing. Link -via Nerdcore

Robot Brushes Cat

(YouTube link) The Tweeting Cat Toy is handy for keeping up with your cat’s activities while you’re gone, but wouldn’t it be nice to pet your cat or even groom him from a remote location? Taylor Veltrop hooked together a Nao robot, a Kinect sensor bar, two Wii remotes, a head-mounted display, and a treadmill for [...]

The Amazing Entries For Bit-Tech’s Mod Of The Year Contest

Man, if my Wii looked like this, I wouldn’t want to throw it across the room every time it misreads a disc! Just kidding, I would still want to toss it, but if it looked as cool as this entry into Bit-Tech’s Mod Of The Year Contest, or any of the other amazing entries for [...]

Researchers Design Locks that Can be Opened with Certain Hand Gestures

Researchers from Taiwan have developed a machine that reads people’s hand gestures and thereby permits them to open doors by waving a few fingers: “In the future, you won’t have to worry about losing or forgetting your keys,” said Tsai Yao-pin, who teaches at the Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan. At the heart of the [...]

Wii-mote Controlled Fire Breathing Pony

(Video Link) This innocent looking robotic pony has a dark secret-he breathes fire like a dragon! Apparently, he wants to show the world that he’s worthy of serving as a mount for one of the Four Horsemen, once he’s full-grown of course. He was created for Maker Faire Detroit 2011, and is cleverly controlled via Wii-mote. [...]

Amazing Works of Art Made From Paper

It’s hard to believe, but these stunning animal sculptures are made from nothing more than cotton paper, paint and a bit of thread. They were created by Sydney-based artist Anna-Wii Highfield. But she’s not the only artist to base her craft around the use of paper. Here’s a great collection of paper projects from all [...]

Let The Kids Say “Wii!”

Good news for all the parents out there who are worried about their kids not exercising enough. A new study by researchers at Brigham Young University and University of Massachusetts has shown that kids who play 10 minutes of active videogames, like Wii Boxing or Dance Dance Revolution, get exercise that’s just as stimulating as [...]

Wii Fit: Get In Shape, Hurt Self, Break Stuff

(YouTube link) How is it we always manage to have the camera on us at our very worst moments? Maybe because we’re obsessed with filming ourselves, and we don’t yet get that we’re all just memes waiting to happen? Actually, when I first saw this I questioned its legitimacy ; who films themselves while doing Wii Fit? [...]

Neatolicious Fun Facts: Wii

1. Nintendo set out to replace their Game Cube in competition with the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. They developed a game system with something new and exciting: a wireless controller that works by motion sensor. Instead of pushing buttons, players can move their bodies as if they were in the game, making it [...]