3D simulation on screen

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Man, I just found this video on youtube and the 3D effect is absolutely amazing... imagine playing a 3D shooting game with that! Furthermore, the effect can be done with very low cost as demonstrated in the video...

here is the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw
 
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Whoa! That is absolutely stunning! I wish I had a wii!
 
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I imagine there is a good application for this in medical training, and many other fields.
 
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I love how simple this is.

It's seriously awesome.
 
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Welcome to the 21st century. People have been doing this long before the wii came out with simple hobby grade sensors. I personally like the "write anywhere" wii remote hack better though.
 
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Thanks. This just might go to tomorrows shopping list.
 
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To do what Johnny Chung Lee does in the video, you don't need a Wii.... just the Wiimote.

You also need the light bar off the wii console (or at least a couple of LED's).
 
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Wow! :bugeye:
 
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robphy said:
To do what Johnny Chung Lee does in the video, you don't need a Wii.... just the Wiimote.
You also need the light bar off the wii console (or at least a couple of LED's).

Yep... infrared-LEDs... available at Radio Shack (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062565)... or in bulk at DealExtreme (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2399). The Radio Shack ones are better, but more expensive.

..and, of course, you'll need a bluetooth-adapter connected to a computer running software that interprets and processes the Wiimote sensor values. (By the way, the Wiimote also has a 3-axis accelerometer... which of course doesn't need any IR sources. I'm waiting for the Gyroscope attachment.)


The point is one doesn't need the [expensive and possibly hard to find] Wii console.


[By the way, you can achieve similar effects with a [modified] webcam and an IR-led.
You have to filter out the visible light reaching the webcam... and possibly remove the IR filter.
The advantage of using the Wiimote is that it has a dedicated onboard processor which tracks up to 4 points at about 100fps.]
 
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