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2008-05-15 21:15:18.522548+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

The AutoGuitarHero:

"I knew the only way I was going to beat my son Alex at Guitar Hero was to cheat"

-Michael ( January 1, 2008)

So he built a device that looks at the analog video output from the Wii, does some processing with an FPGA (VHDL code is available for download), and sends controller events back to the game.

Since we're looking at line 175 and the button press can't happen until the puck reaches approximately line 212, we store the presence of the puck in a shift register clocked by VSYNC and use a tap about 6 frames later to actually press the note button.

From This entry at Bunnie's Blog, which has just catapulted into my regular reads.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-05-16 11:04:17.844867+00 by: meuon

His Chumby hacks are inspiring as well. We've been looking at devices for an in-home energy monitor and the Chumby looks great but is a little expensive. Adding a Neuron chip to it would be perfect for our applications.