If you have a friend who is a “serious” guitarist, you probably know how they love to show off their pedal collection. A dizzying array of brightly colored metal housings that more often than not, they don’t know exactly how they all work. Dave Verlee from the University of Illinois has cooked up a really cool virtual pedalboard using a wiimote and custom “toe-mouse.”
Video after the jump.
This device uses Johnny Lee’s wiimote project to act as the control surface for a laptop running Guitar Rig software, a pedal / amp emulator. I imagine it feels like using a SMARTboard with your feet. It’s a really cool concept with a lot of application potential. Still can’t beat that analog feel of stomping a real pedal though.