Johnny Lee: Creating tech marvels out of a $40 Wii Remote

This is pretty cool, Johnny Lee hacks a $40 Wii remote to create an interactive whiteboard, a multitouch surface and a head-mounted display.

I’m going to show you two videos that have gotten a lot of attention that I think embody this philosophy. And they actually use the Nintendo Wii Remote. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this device, it’s a $40 video game controller. And it’s mostly advertised for its motion-sensing capabilities: so you can swing a tennis racket, or hit a baseball bat. But what actually interests me a lot more is the fact that in the tip of each controller is a relatively high-performing infrared camera. And I’m going to show you two demos of why this is useful.

Thanks smith.