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Wii-mote guts

Our pals @ Spark Fun Electronics cracked open a Wiimote, check out all the photos and parts list… (You’ll find a Bluetooth IC, IR sensor, vibratory motor, speaker, triple axis accelerometer, an I2C EEPROM, and a range of passives. Not bad for $55.)

“I promise. No more ‘Wii’ jokes. My brother sent me the link to featuring all the damage caused by thrown remotes, which sparked my interest in how the Wii remote worked. I had to tear one open! This new gaming system from Nintendo is the first maker to really flood the market with a triple-axis accelerometer with Bluetooth connectivity. Simple right? We’ve had this for a couple years now. Checkout the our WiTilt product. It featured the MMA7260Q, the first commercially available tri-ax chip from Freescale connected with a Bluetooth module for wireless accelerometer sensing. Nintendo made it so much more fun…

My apologies for the large pictures causing the page layout to crunch. It’s more important to be able to read the IC markings!”Link.

Related guttings:

  • Wii gutted – Link.
  • PS3 gutted – Link.
  • Zune gutted – Link.
  • Xbox 360 gutted – Link.
  • PS3 (Playstation 3) controller & iPod shuffle 2.0 taken apart – Link.
  • Take apart a Nintendo DS in 13 minutes (video) – Link.
  • Sony Reader Internals 2.0 (pics!) – Link.

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