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One of the nifty little techno-trinkets Solarbotics was handing out to lucky folks at the Faire was their new NunChucky. This tiny PCB allows you to utilize the Wii Nunchunk as a project controller on a microcontroller module without having to cut the connector off the Nunchuck (so you can still use it with your console). The thoughtful design on the NunChucky board features two sets of interface pads, lock notches so it securely “clicks” into place when plugged into the controller, and tie-down holes for securing ribbon-cable extensions. The board comes with both 4-pin male and 4-pin female headers. It retails for US$3.

NunChucky Wii Nunchuck I2C Breakout

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Bill Morgan says:

    “It retails for US$3.” plus $5.00 handling plus $7.48 minimum postage.

    For $3, yes, I’ll order right now.

    For $15.48, no, I don’t think so.

    (It does look handy…)

  2. Bill Morgan says:

    “It retails for US$3.” plus $5.00 handling plus $7.48 minimum postage.

    For $3, yes, I’ll order right now.

    For $15.48, no, I don’t think so.

    (It does look handy…)

  3. Frank Zhao says:

    Deal Extreme sells a extension cable for $3, shipping is included. Just cut that cable up instead, the result is much better.

  4. Chris @ Solarbotics says:

    Hey guys! Glad to see you’re interested in the Nunchucky – we can’t wait to see what projects they get used with.

    Anyways, we just wanted to let you know that we’ve just made it available on solarbotics.com, so you won’t need to worry about that $5 handling fee. There’s still about $7 in shipping, but we ship it the same day and it arrives in less than two weeks. You can check it out here:

    http://www.solarbotics.com/products/31040/

    Cheers!

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