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The Wii Laptop 57

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the because-you-can dept.
An anonymous reader writes "This Wii laptop was 3 months in the making and cost around £300. Check out the Ben Heck forums for more information." The insides look a little bit wobbly to me, but you sure gotta respect the hack.

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The Wii Laptop

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  • by Darkness404 (1287218) on Monday February 15, 2010 @12:45PM (#31145420)
    The thing is, with Ben Heck all he has to do is attract the attention of one or two people with some cash about it and he has made a pretty good profit on it. They aren't mass produced items that have to appeal to most of the population but rather rare, specialty items that if he finds even one buyer he has made money.
  • Dirty (Score:3, Informative)

    by Ziekheid (1427027) on Monday February 15, 2010 @12:54PM (#31145538)

    Next time you post a video on the internet make sure you vacuum the floor.
    Also try relaxing before filming it so you don't sound like you've just ran marathon.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 15, 2010 @12:54PM (#31145544)

    Thank goodness for Coral CDN [nyud.net]. As it turns out, it's a YouTube video [youtube.com] so viewing the actual forum post isn't really worth it.

  • by Wannabe Code Monkey (638617) on Monday February 15, 2010 @01:06PM (#31145682)

    I suspect he made this primarily because he is Ben Heck, and this is the kind of thing he does. Nonetheless I can't help but ask "what is the point".

    It was posted to the benheck.com forums, but I don't think it was actually Ben Heck. My first clue was that this Wii based laptop is bulkier than Ben's XBox 360 Laptop [youtube.com], my second clue was that Ben Heck doesn't sound like a 15 year old British kid, and my third clue was that I didn't think Ben Heck would use the handle OMGpedobear on his own forums.

  • Re:Not News. (Score:3, Informative)

    by danhuby (759002) on Monday February 15, 2010 @01:18PM (#31145810) Homepage

    Except it's not Ben Heck, it's 'OMGpedobear'.

  • Re:Dirty (Score:4, Informative)

    by eln (21727) on Monday February 15, 2010 @01:41PM (#31146068) Homepage
    He was obviously very excited to tell everyone about his creation. A more level-headed person probably would have at least put batteries in the Wiimote before shooting the video, or even done another take without so much shaking. Honestly, a more level-headed person probably would have made a second version of the device without the nonfunctioning battery stuck in it and the upside down CD drive before unveiling it to the world, but we take what we can get.

    It's a cool hack from someone who obviously was way too excited and probably should have taken a few deep breaths before setting the camera rolling. Despite all that, though, it's pretty neat. I'm kind of curious where the motion sensor is though, which is why I'm a little disappointed that there was no interaction with the wiimote shown. If the motion sensor is still external to the device, it becomes quite a bit less useful.
  • by TheThiefMaster (992038) on Monday February 15, 2010 @02:00PM (#31146312)

    This link [engadget.com] goes to Ben Heck's version (credit to this post [slashdot.org] from further down the page). It's considerably smaller and better-built.

  • by BattleApple (956701) on Monday February 15, 2010 @02:43PM (#31146776)
    Another clue is that 5 seconds into the video he says "It's built out of expanded PVC, like Ben's"

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