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HE Zhao wrote in to tell us about an open source Wii peripheral drum-kit project he’s been working on:

I have recently developed Wii Drum High, a software integrates Wiimote, Nunchuk and Wii Balance Board to stimulate a complete drum set. Different gestures and joystick buttons result in correspondent drum sounds. I recorded some videos of real drummer playing with it, and it worked out pretty good.

The software, released under the GPL, is written in C# using Brian Peek’s WiimoteLib API. Using the Visual C# Express development environment and WiimoteLib, you can make your own PC apps that use the Wiimote or Balance Board for input. Zhao’s source is a good example to look at if you decide to head down this path, as is Peek’s WiimoteLib guide on the coding4fun blog.

Wii Drum High – Wii peripheral drum kit
WiimoteLib API for .Net
Brian Peek’s Wiimotelib development guide

4 thoughts on “Wii Drum High

  1. Kinda cool, but it’s pretty much the same as the drum kit from Wii Music. I’d like to see someone build something when WiiMotionPlus comes out that does it all based on gestures, without having to hit buttons.

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