Sensor bar not required to play Wii U games
The Wii U console will ship with a sensor bar identical to the one for the original Wii, but it won?t be required to play Wii U games. The Wii U sensor bar is only required to play old Wii games, which only rely on the Wiimote controllers. The GamePad ...
TV remotes demystify Wii sensor bar
It seems that the Wii's sensor bar isn't entirely necessary to use the Wii remote's pointer functionality. An intrepid Wii user has posted an online video showing intermittent pointer reception using two TV remote controls in place of the sensor bar.
Nyko Wireless Sensor Bar
This might surprise you, but the sensor bar for the Nintendo Wii doesn't really sense anything. It actually emits light for the Wii remote's sensors to detect: The sensor bar contains two LEDs that emit invisible infrared light, which the ...
Making Sense of the Sensor Bar
Early on, it was believed that the sensor bar not only generated a field that miraculously interacted with the controller, but that it also transmitted motion data from the Wii remote back to the console itself. As it turns out, we all gave the ...
Wii sensor bar hax0red
Apparently some enterprising hax0rs tore apart their Wii sensor bar, only to find a couple of standard IR emitters. It turns out the "sensor" bar doesn't actually sense at all, it just sends out a pair of IR beams which can then be triangulated ...