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Build your own WiiFit Balance Board

Discussion in 'Wii General' started by jesta, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. jesta

    jesta Moderator

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    "Inspired by Nintendo's own design, the work of another DIYer, and Alisha's challenge, I ventured to design and build my own "balance board." For a little more than $20 in materials, I've conceived an oversized Wiimote shell to translate exaggerated body movements into game commands through GlovePIE. I'm going to show you how I made it, and how it plays." Step by step guide here Link

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  2. Sousanator

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    Nintendo actually made a balance board in the NES days.
    Look up NES Roll N' Rocker.
     
  3. jesta

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    Hey thanks Sousanator, does this bring back any memories?

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    'LJN Roll 'n Rocker '

    "The Roll n’ Rocker can easily be compared to the NES Powerpad on drugs. The gamer stands on the Roll n’ Rocker and they use it to move their character. A standard Nintendo controller plugs into the back of the Roll n’ Rocker. This allows the player access to the A/B and Select/Start buttons." Link
     
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    I had the NES when it came out but i don't remember the Roll 'n Rocker?
     
  5. Sousanator

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    A lot of people haven't heard of it, it wasn't too successful as it was only meant for people under 100 pounds.
     

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