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Project:WiiMX

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Project maintained by Solexious, contact via IRC or at charlesyarnold@gmail.com


Project Brief

Summary

To use a Wii Nunchuk controler and output dmx signals to control theatrical moving lights.

Overview

This project was put together by using the Wii Nunchuk library from here [1] and using the DMXSimple library from tinker.it.[2]

Most of the control surfaces for moving lights in the theatrical world are based on track balls, encoder wheels or direct keypad input. Not very movement orientated. So I decided to cobble this together to show that there are other ways than the conventional to control fixtures.

Future plans with the WiiMX is to allow control of all the functions of the light, colour, gobos etc. Then to get it working with lots of different moving lights.

Video

http://vimeo.com/8198265

Downloads

Arduino Sketch: [3]

Project Licence

Code

GPL V3 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html