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The Balance board blog has a lot of resources and links about Nintendo’s new Balance Board for the Wii, and of course there are some interesting hacks already… like this one, controlling a robot.

Wii Fit and We Ski might be the only two official uses for the Wii Balance Board, but clever tech-heads are using its powers in lots of interesting ways – the latest a Spanish bloke using the accessory to control a robot.

It looks as if Juan González is serious about his work, and plans to expand on his first innovation. Check him moving the Skybot forward, backward, left and right here:

The Balance Board has already been used to surf Google Earth, control the PC version of Need for Speed ProStreet, and explore the World of Warcraft.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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