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Jay sent in this amazing Wiimote controlled coil gun. This is certainly an effective way to protect your cubical from unwanted intruders. Just keep in mind, this is a lot more effective dangerous than the Nerf versions.

I’ve seen some of ioBridge projects recently, and in inspired by “ServoBeer” I thought I’d try my hand at one too! I’m really interested in pervasive sensors and opening up more intuitive ways to control systems and have been fascinated by all the great ways the wiimote been used.

More about the Wiimote controlled coil gun

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.



  1. Anonymous says:

    Not Cool. At all. Shoot screwdriver tips?! Why not just equip it with a .270 hollow point and a firing pin? I vote this guy for idiot of the year. Hope he sets it off at his own eye.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      I agree it is dangerous, but maybe there is something there that people can learn from. I like to look at it like this:

      Great Wiimote interface
      Interesting railgun (interesting as far as any propulsion system)

      I hope this project inspires people to build something with the Wiimote, not necessarily a weapon, but something, anything, and share it with our readers.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Be nice. I think its pretty cool.