Wii HACK – Wii Drum Machine

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Nicely done Wii drum machine hack!

Bob Somers managed to turn a Wiimote into a drum machine using this custom script and GlovePIE. Video after the jump.

Now if you could just get two Wiimotes running at the same time, along with some sort of foot switch mechanisms for the kick drum and hi-hat, you’d have a full-fledged electronic drum kit. Anyway, we like the graphics of the Wii demo better. But both approaches look like tons o’ fun


With all the hacks for the Wii remote going around, I kept hearing people say they couldn’t wait until someone made a drum machine.

So I did.

To get this working, you first need to go over to either WiiLi.org or LiquidIce’s Wii Hacks page and get your Wiimote working with bluetooth. Follow all the great information they have to get your remote working with GlovePIE. Once your remote is working fine with GlovePIE, then your ready for the following files:

NOTE: You’ll need the latest version of the .NET framework to run the Wii Drums program, so shame on you if you haven’t been keeping up with your Windows Updates!

Unzip those files to a directory of your choice and run the setup program. When you get a security warning, click Install anyway, sorry I haven’t paid Microsoft lots of money to be a “verified publisher”.

Once the program is installed you’ll see a program on your Start menu called DrumSounds.

Connect your Wiimote, load up GlovePIE, and run the WiiDrums.PIE script I included in the WiiDrums.zip file. Then run the DrumSounds program from your Start menu, and make sure it is the front-most program. Then just follow the instructions on the program and have fun drumming!

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8 Responses to Wii HACK – Wii Drum Machine

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  3. matt says:

    when i tryd to start it it said the application is missing and i sould contact you what should i do?

  4. girrrrrrr2 says:

    cool… thi could be hacked to play a diff instrument… like a guitar right???

  5. Izl says:

    They should add wiimusic (like wiisports, etc)

  6. Paul says:

    Doesn’t work – says aplication is missing as per Matts comment!

  7. max says:

    Hmmm… maybe there’s another link…let me see if I can find it…

  8. Paul says:

    Doesn’t work for me…

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