How is this different than a Wiimote?
The Motion Controller is similar, but improves on the wiimote in a few key areas;
Does it work with Mac, Linux, or OS/2 Warp?
- USB Connection: your computer doesn't need bluetooth, and there are no batteries to run out.
- Multiple OS Support: uses standard USB HID protocol, so no drivers are necessary.
- Software Upgradeable: upgrading the Motion Controller firmware is easy via USB.
- Higher Quality Sensor: the accelerometer used (ST LIS331AL) has a significantly higher sampling bandwidth for more accurate and more responsive gameplay.
- Hackable: buttons can be easily mounted on a case, on a steering wheel, or anywhere else you prefer. Configuration utility lets you further customize your controller to fit your exact preferences.
If your operating system supports the USB Keyboards, it should work fine with the Motion Controller. That includes all modern operating systems like Windows, OS X and Linux.
Is there any Surface Mount Soldering?
Nope! Accelerometers are only available as surface mount devices, but the Motion Controller uses an accelerometer breakout board (The Acc_Gyro) that comes pre-assembled.
Where can I mount it?
It was designed to be easiest to mount into an official or generic Wii wheel, and the pin headers act as prongs to lock the Motion Gamepad in firmly, but it can be mounted into nearly anything, and mounting holes are drilled on the board.
The Motion Gamepad and Acc_Gyro Board were designed by Starlino
. The Motion Gamepad is available as a kit from Gadget Gangster