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Solar Powered Wii!

by Bradley DeLorenzoMarch 20, 2007

Solar Powered Wii Video Here!

Two dudes have managed to harness the power of the Sun (the bane of any good gamer’s existence) and use it to power the Wii, a television and set of speakers.

With the TV and speakers requiring around 130 watts to operate and the Wii needing a smaller 40-45 watts, in direct sunlight, during a normal sunny day, they can get from 6 to 8 hours of game time out of this bad boy. That’s more than enough time to throw down in some Wii Sports: Bowling or maybe get some people together in the parking lot outside of the Wendy’s for some multiplayer WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

Can you imagine throwin down in some madden at a high school football game.Who wouldnt love to own this…pretty awesome!If your room isnt big enough for a 4 people multiplayer game(like my room) this would definately come in handy.

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11 Comments
  • March 21, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Umm…..no it’s not a solor powered WIi…..but nice try. I like the idea of trying something new, though.

    *proof*
    http://www.twitchguru.com/2007/03/19/inside_the_solar_powered_wii/

  • March 21, 2007 at 1:43 am

    Umm…..no it’s not a solor powered WIi…..but nice try. I like the idea of trying something new, though.

    *proof*
    http://www.twitchguru.com/2007/03/19/inside_the_solar_powered_wii/

  • deadfungi
    March 21, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    wii’s controller goes crazy in sunlight so this doesn’t float

  • deadfungi
    March 21, 2007 at 5:20 am

    wii’s controller goes crazy in sunlight so this doesn’t float

  • March 22, 2007 at 2:05 am

    knot, how is that article in the link provided show that this is fake?

  • March 22, 2007 at 2:05 am

    knot, how is that article in the link provided show that this is fake?

  • March 21, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    knot, how is that article in the link provided show that this is fake?

  • Deletable_Man
    March 22, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Besides the wiimote getting owned by various lighting sources, can you say “lol, glare” with me. Excellent.

  • Deletable_Man
    March 22, 2007 at 6:47 am

    Besides the wiimote getting owned by various lighting sources, can you say “lol, glare” with me. Excellent.

  • March 22, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    “knot, how is that article in the link provided show that this is fake?”

    If you would’ve read the link you would’ve read
    the article you would’ve read some of these lines

    “Energizer 27DC-850 Deep Cycle battery”
    “Outlet plug adapter”

    “The electricity is stored in the battery and then sent through the power inverter to both the Wii and the HD monitor and speakers. Unfortunately, because we required a small form factor, the solar panel only supplies about one tenth of the total power draw. Oddly enough, the Wii itself draws only 40 to 45 watts, while the monitor and speakers draw 130 watts at maximum use. Still, the panel contributes a (mostly) continuous flow of power to the battery”

  • March 22, 2007 at 8:08 am

    “knot, how is that article in the link provided show that this is fake?”

    If you would’ve read the link you would’ve read
    the article you would’ve read some of these lines

    “Energizer 27DC-850 Deep Cycle battery”
    “Outlet plug adapter”

    “The electricity is stored in the battery and then sent through the power inverter to both the Wii and the HD monitor and speakers. Unfortunately, because we required a small form factor, the solar panel only supplies about one tenth of the total power draw. Oddly enough, the Wii itself draws only 40 to 45 watts, while the monitor and speakers draw 130 watts at maximum use. Still, the panel contributes a (mostly) continuous flow of power to the battery”

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