15 ton huge robotic arm controlled by Wii Remote


These huge robotic arms is made of 15 tonnes of steel, 200 bar of hydraulic pressure and a control system written in Python and a Wiimote. The one thing to remember here is to stay at least 17 meters away when the thing is on.

Not content to control them by a simple joystick, the team hacked together WiiMote controls for them. You can see that they are only using the pitch, yaw, and roll. They’re not utilizing the tracking aspects at all. The only difference between the WiiMote and their joystick in this scenario is that the WiiMote connects via bluetooth. Frankly, we just like the fact that people are playing with the robotic arms, WiiMote or not.

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