Microsoft Surface on a Wii Balance Board

It's tough to imagine the eureka moment when an engineer, equating the Microsoft Surface with a fat person with a penchant for curly fries dipped in ranch, decided to place the Surface on the Wii Balance Board. But the result, coupled with a custom-coded Surface app, creates a tilt screen of epic proportions. Pushing… » 10/03/08 9:00am 10/03/08 9:00am

Man Uses Wii Balance Board to Move A Robot, Plans to Move People Too

Juan González has hacked together a simple setup that lets his Wii Balance board move a small, irritating robot in any direction. This looks like the first robotic pairing for the board, which has to date has only been interfaced with computers as a control device to awkwardly navigate games and mapping applications.… » 6/27/08 3:40pm 6/27/08 3:40pm

Hacked Wii Fit Board Lets You Stumble Around Azeroth

The Germans who hacked a Wii Balance Board from Wii Fit to surf Google Earth have found a much more fun use for the peripheral – running around World of Warcraft. In this follow up video, Simon and Mattieu control a low level gnome exploring Ironforge, avoiding wolves and slamming into tree trunks. Now all they… » 6/14/08 6:00pm 6/14/08 6:00pm