MountainWest RubyConf 2009: Wii Ruby: All work and no play just won't do

Posted in Conferences, Development on March 29, 2009

The presentation will explain how to control Ruby applications using the Nintendo Wii game controllers. The Wii uses infrared cameras and acceleration detectors to send positional information over Bluetooth.

Applications built with JRuby can use Java libraries for reading Wii controller data, allowing Rubyists to use the Wii to play games, make music, even help the physically challenged.

The presentation will include demonstrations and explanations of Ruby libraries written to make Ruby + Wii application development as seamless as possible.

James Britt lives and works in the Sonoran Desert, happily hacking Ruby desktop applications as co-owner of Happy Camper Studios.

He has presented at various Ruby conferences in the US and Europe, written numerous technical articles for publications such as Dr. Dobbs and Linux Journal, and wrote a good chunk of the Web development section in Hal Fulton’s book, The Ruby Way, 2nd ed.

He likes making stuff.

Author: James Britt

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Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Java, JRuby, Confreaks, MountainWest RubyConf 2009, Wii