iPhone, Wii Controller Now On Speaking Terms And Watching Each Other

From the "Really, Really Neat Hacks" Department: someone figured out how to make an iPhone and a Nintendo Wii controller (the so-called "Wiimote") exchange data over a Bluetooth connection.

They then crufted together an iPhone app that displays the motion and orientation of the Wiimote, in virtually real time.  Observe:

And just as the Bluetooth connection is bidirectional, the usages of this hack are twofold: either a Wiimote can be used to control an iPhone app, or the iPhone can sub for the Wiimote and add another pop-up tool to its "Swiss Army chainsaw" reputation.

[Via Make Magazine]

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