Wii Kart is a wireless controlled go-kart with an off-the-shelf Wii Remote serving as the controller. Two 250 Watt DC motors provide a top speed of 15 mph. The Wiii Kart was built in a residential garage using common hobbyist tools and resources. This website will provide all the information for any hobbyist to build their own Wii Remote controlled go-kart. Feel free to contact us for any questions or suggested improvements.
Kris, the Jester and I would be really psyched if we saw other people building Wii Remote controlled vehicles. All three of us are big fans of the DIY community, this is our first attempt at contributing.
I’m trying to talk Jess into building a custom PCB with an arduino and two H-bridge controllers integrated. That way it’ll be real easy for anyone to just plug in a couple motors, mount an actuator and throw it on a chassis.
The final code we used for the Wiii-Kart can be downloaded at www.aidanscollegefund.com. This code is very specific to the Kart dimensions and components we used. Someday we’ll add more comments within the code so that you’ll know which values to tweak for different components.
A huge shout-out goes to the following people. Kris, Jester and I would not have been able to build this without their work/success.
Oleg (USB Host Shield and Code)
Richard Ibbotson (Wiimote Bluetooth Code)
Tomoyuki Tanaka (WiiRemote Bluetooth Library)
Finalist in the
Game.Life 2 Challenge