I bet that when Nintendo came up with the idea for Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board, this isn’t what they had in mind.
After hearing through the Twitter-vine that both Stephen Fung and iPhone Gary picked up Roomba robots to do a little cleaning around the house, I immediately thought of a modification that someone did that effectively lets you control the Roomba using a Wii Remote. In my search to find how to do that, I came across something so much better. This is seriously epic… leave it up to the Japanese to wow us once again.
In the video below, you’ll see a kindly fellow control his Roomba using none other than the Wii Balance Board. As he shifts his weight slightly forward or slightly backward, the Roomba responds accordingly. The cheesy Beach Boys music playing in the background just makes this clip so much better.
Happy cleaning, Stephen and Gary! On a side note, I bought Wii Fit recently (but not a Roomba). Maybe it’ll help rectify that balance issue responsible for my Segway and scooter, um, “incidents”.