New way to keep warm

New way to keep warm

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:37 am

I got the kids a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit for Christmas, the Wii fit will have you turning the thermostat down to 50 :D I never thought I would see the day where kids and adults alike like to play with a scale. The future is now!
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:43 pm

I want to take one of those apart to see how they work. My sister has a WII. We played bowling one night. The controller follows your hand movement. If you twist your hand the ball hooks. If you throw your hand back real quick the game lofts the ball into the audience. Amazing technology. Maybe I'll take my sister's apart when she's not looking. :)
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:17 pm

billw wrote:I want to take one of those apart to see how they work.


Can you say accelerometer? It IS amazing technology, but that's basically what makes them work. A little electronic device that can "feel" acceleration. Put in three of them, up, down, & sideways. Now you now have multi direction control. They are used to deploy air bags.... It's not 'cause you hit a tree, it's cause the accelerometer "feels" a G force above it's set parameter.
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:35 pm

Thanks Fred,
Now I've got to go search to find some images, specs and schematics. BTW how do you pronounce this accelerometer thingy? :)
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:53 pm

Here's some great information on how it works. http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/wii.htm
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: ray in ma On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:19 pm

e.alleg wrote:I got the kids a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit for Christmas, the Wii fit will have you turning the thermostat down to 50 :D I never thought I would see the day where kids and adults alike like to play with a scale. The future is now!

We got one too now mii wife put me on a diet (man I need a cookie :what: )
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: spotcatbug On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:03 pm

I read a Wii Fit review somewhere (sorry, can't remember where) that described it as a glorified (and inaccurate!) scale. The reviewer said the exercises were pretty bad and got boring very quickly, but it was pretty good for tracking your weight-loss progress. Even though it measured weight inaccurately, it was consistent, so it could tell you if you were gaining or losing. There were pictures of graphs that it created that looked pretty good.
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: ray in ma On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:24 pm

spotcatbug wrote:I read a Wii Fit review somewhere (sorry, can't remember where) that described it as a glorified (and inaccurate!) scale. The reviewer said the exercises were pretty bad and got boring very quickly, but it was pretty good for tracking your weight-loss progress. Even though it measured weight inaccurately, it was consistent, so it could tell you if you were gaining or losing. There were pictures of graphs that it created that looked pretty good.


Not sure how inaccurate it is, say's I'm a lardass and that's pretty much true.
I guess boring is in the eye of the beholder, the more you do the more games you unlock, I've actually been doing the Yoga exercises and my back feels better.
It isn't Golds Gym but it works
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:45 pm

I say only boring people get bored. The Wii fit games are just tricks to make you exercise, they aren't as fun as Mario Kart but they are a fun way to get your body moving. I can't see why they would make the scale inaccurate but it's possible, it's as accurate as my bathroom scale. I think the reviewer simply got pissed off he had to take time away from his XboX never ending online war to review a scale :D
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Re: New way to keep warm

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:00 pm

Lifting Free weights isn't exactly mind stimulating either.

Neither is running, on a track or treadmill.
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