Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wii Balance Board Stepmania Hack

The Exergaming World is flourishing and the proof is in the pudding. Every day there are games that are surfacing that might encourage someone to engage and enjoy physical activity. As a physical educator, sometimes we assume we know what our students will enjoy, but that is not always the case. You never know what will be appealing and therefore you must always be open to new ideas and ways of doing things. David Lippman, a Mathematics professor at Pierce College at Ft Steilacoom in Lakewood, WA, contacted me about his Wii Balance Board Stepmania hack. I've always said that because of how accessible all these gaming devices have become, more and more people will be able to create novel games and user interfaces.

Stepmania with a Balance Board from David Lippman on Vimeo.

Thank you David for the great video and for providing the code for us to use...and for making us feel like we're actual hackers. I am going to try it out and see how it works.

He also mentioned that Cardio Boxing is on the way:
Punch left (nunchuck) on down arrow; punch right (wiimote) on up arrow. Step on balance board for left/right arrows

And here is the rest of it.

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