When I was about eleven years old, I received my first keyboard (the musical kind). It was a Casio SK-5, notable in that it could hold up to four digital samples, recorded via the on-board mic or from a handheld to the mic port. One of the first things I did was take it apart. I wanted to know how it worked. I didn’t know what was what, but it sparked a life-long love of seeing the guts of gadgets.
The awesome nerds at Spark Fun have my sense of take-it-apart. But instead of something pedestrian, they fellows have disassembled one of the most popular and ground-breaking gadgets of the season: the Wiimote, layed naked, the way god intended.
I could talk about the science behind accelerometers and gyroscopes and photon ray beams and magic points, but I won’t, as I wouldn’t know where to start. This is an introduction to naked gear porn, which we call “hardcore”, and like most porno intros, it’s best if I shut up and you click the link. Come back and tell us how it was for you.
Wii Internals [Spark Fun]