Another brilliant example of thinking outside of the box by Johnny Lee. This time he figured out how to do head tracking with the Wii remote to use in desktop VR applications. To find out what this means, watch his video below:
Yesterday I was treated to a viewing of the brilliant thesis film of Yfke van Berckelaer, called Zombie Love.
It’s essentially a musical about, as the title may suggest, a zombie in love. It is incredibly funny and well written and I enjoyed every second of it, including the hilarious ‘chilling with my girlfriend’ trailer. An absolute must see!
Find more info on http://www.zombielovethemovie.com/ and please support Yfkes artistry by ordering a copy!
Johnny Lee gave us a taste of his brilliance by sharing his experiments in which he uses a simple Wii remote to create a low cost multi touch display either on a surface or in thin air as you see in the movie Minority Report.
Check out his website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/
All I can say is: “WOW!”
Mark Feldman felt (and who doesn’t) that Virtual Console games on Wii are experienced much better when played with their original controllers, so what did he do? He converted original NES and SNES controllers to wireless versions, compatible with the Nintendo Wii! And he even put up a website to show us how it’s done. See links below.
Mark Feldman’s tutorial website:
Take a look at this brilliant bird, the Lyre Bird. It imitates anything it hears: other birds, but also camera shutters, car alarms and even chainsaws!
In the last weekend of November, we attended the STRP festival with the ShameStation. That was a lot of fun and we were pretty popular, with curious people coming to see what this ‘game’ was. During these four days of fun we were also spotted by Bright, who immediately wanted us on the BrightLive festival. It seems that the star of the ShameStation is on the rise
Here’s two videos showing the ShameStation in action on STRP festival:
ShameStation on STRP
Bright’s compilation video of STRP festival