Sticking a Laser Projector to a Wii Zapper Brings us Closer to Virtual Reality
Posted by James Newton
Odd combination creates very cool effect
Remember those first Wii trailers showing people jumping across their living rooms, blasting at the screen, so immersed in the game it's like they were actually in it? Their minds would be blown by this video, as were ours.
Strapping a laser projector to the Wii Zapper and harnessing the power of a gyrometer, talented modder Nirav Patel's creation almost defies description. Essentially it's an extension of traditional first-person titles, using the pointer to look around, but the combination of gyrometer and laser projector adds a new direction of play, making it possible to lean, duck and shift with the view changing accordingly.
It's tough to explain so we'll let Nirav's talents speak for themselves. The video itself is pretty dark so you have been warned, but our hats go off to Mr Patel all the same.