wii in my closet

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Jul 5, 2011

wii in my closet by jochendude at 7:55 AM (1,020 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. jochendude
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    Hi everyone,

    This week i'm going to buy my first wii [​IMG]
    Sold my 3Ds by the lack of good games.

    I have a flatscreen (tv) hanging on the wall above a gass fireplace.
    My dvd player and others are in a closed behind the tv. (on the side)
    I was wondering if my controllers will be able to go 'through' the closet to the wii ?
    Or must i buy a wireless wii sensor bar ?

    Any tips ?
     
  2. Dter ic

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    if the wii isn't too far way from the TV then you can just take the sensor bar out and place it near the TV.

    A wireless sensor bar would keep thing's neat and tidy but they do cost some money
     
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    The Wii sensor bar cable is pretty long. I've had no experience with the wireless sensor bars as I've never encountered this problem. If I ever did, I'd probably consider a Wii sensor bar extension cable. I actually just came across an 18 footer for about $7 on Amazon.
     
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    It should go through the glass no problem, as long as there are no other bright light sources in the room (lamps, ESPECIALLY NO OPEN WINDOWS).

    Going on what mechadylan said, instead of even buying an extension cable, you could hack a USB port onto the end (5v powers it just fine, I have one hooked to my pc this way). Though, the cost of picking up a 100 foot spool of 22 gauge wire and a male USB plug would likely be just as much as an extension, and the extension would be less of a hack job. But, if you like DIY projects, this is a very simple one.
     
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    The remotes will work if your wii is in a cabinet or whatever, i've had my sister turn on my wii from upstairs when she borrowed one of my remotes for her wii (that sounds so bad ...). However the sensor bar must be above or below your tv in the center otherwise the games that use the motion function of the remotes will not work properly.
     
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    o.O Whoa, I never even thought of that. If you're anything like me, you probably have at least a few dozen feet of 22 gauge wire and a couple of defunct USB devices that wouldn't mind having their male part snipped. Ouch.

    Plasma, can the USB Wii sensor bar be plugged into either port on the Wii? How about a hub? This DIY intrigues me.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Wireless wii sensor bar it is [​IMG]
     
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    Keep in mind that those things suck down batteries fast, so if you play the Wii a lot, you will constantly be purchasing AA's.
     
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    any usb port will do(hub,pc,wii,...)
    if the hub is self powerd it probable doesent even need to be connected to another usbport

    or you could use any old 5v power adapter

    or you can replace the whole "sensor" bar with two IR emitters because thats all the thing really is
    I even used two candles for some days, stylish but a bit jittery due to the flicker
     
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    My lad nicks my wiimotes while Im at work and sync's them to his and then puts 'em back in the charge stand when done. As Im frantically attempting to turn mine on via Wiimote, its actually turned his on upstairs. I reckon you'll be fine [​IMG]
     
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    Just 1 question does the Gas Heater have visible flames at the front that just might interfere with your inferred sensor.
     

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