entry level gaming handheld announced by Nintendo, the Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo announced the Nintendo 2DS, a entry level handheld that will retail at 129 US dollars on October 12 2013. The Nintendo 2DS has no 3D screen like the Nintendo 3DS (or the 3DS XL) but will play the DS and 3DS games. 

Watch the video or visit Nintendo’s page for more information:

 

http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new/

 

 

TTCS meeting on Saturday 28th March 2009 from 12:30pm – NintendoBalance Board/Wii Fit

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having a meeting on Saturday 28th March 2009 from 12:30pm to 4:45pm at Hand Arnold (Trinidad) Limited, El Socorro Road Extension, El Socorro,
San Juan (see map at http://ttcsweb.org/handarnold-map)

At this meeting, we will be trying out the Wii Balance Board <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_Balance_Board>
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_Balance_Board) along with the Wii Fit game for the Nintendo Wii. The Wii Balance board is a peripheral device shaped like a household scale that measures a user’s weight and balance
to interact with games such as the Wii Fit.

If time permits, we’ll also take a look at several homebrew applications for the Nintendo Wii.

You’re welcome to attend. See you there!

Steelpan featured in Wii Music

Nintendo Wii Music for the Nintendo Wii will be available at Amazon.com on October 23rd, 2008. Available in Japan last month, part of the advertising was the variety of instruments available.

Instrument # 29 : the steelpan! (30 second youtube video)

The steelpan is also featured in the video trailer/ad for Wii Music on Amazon.com (1 minute and 5 seconds in). Nintendo has probably done more to popularise the steelpan, using it in Super Mario World (youtube video : 32 seconds in) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in the early 1990’s.

Videos from TTCS meeting : Hacking Wii Remote are online

At the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society’s (TTCS) tech meeting on April 20th, 2008, we looked at  Johnny Chung Lee‘s project “Low-Cost Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the [Nintendo Wii] Wiimote” to create a interactive whiteboard on any computer screen (projected or on the monitor itself) using just a infrared light pen, and a Nintendo Wii Remote connected to a PC via Bluetooth.

Mike Tikasingh and Paul Worswick did a splendid job in researching, building and testing for this meeting and the end result was very impressive. Kudos to Mike Tikasingh for editing the video footage taken that day.

There are three video clips :

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TTCS tech meeting on Sunday April 20th, 2008 : hacks using the Nintendo Wii

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having a tech meeting on SUNDAY April 20th, 2008 from 1pm to 5pm at Hand Arnold (Trinidad) Limited, El Socorro Road Extension, El Socorro, San Juan (see map at http://ttcsweb.org/handarnold-map)At this tech meeting, we will be looking at several interesting hacks using a Nintendo Wii remote and play several Nintendo Wii games!

The meeting is open to anyone interested in computing. A $20 contribution towards refreshments is expected. See you there!