Sunday, August 12, 2007

Mii on a T-Shirt

As I have mentioned before I love my Wii. So last night an idea struck me, wouldn't it be great to be able to put an image of your Mii on a T-shirt? I even thought that there may be a market for this shirt.

The engineer in me immediately started to work on how it would be possible. First I would need to find a way to download the Mii from the Wii which can be accomplished by using the Wiimote Data Management Library. Then I would need to reverse engineer the structure of the Mii data which has already been done. Figure out a way to export this data as a JPEG file which is where the on-line Mii Editor would come in handy. Finally, upload the image to CafePress to order a shirt.

Now as I said I was doing this all late at night so when I told my wife the idea this morning she thought it was great but asked, "Has anyone else done it before?" To which a quick Google search turned up offerings from Mr. Cloud and MiiWare. Great, now my life is a plot point from the movie Knocked Up which Kate and I both thought was hilarious by the way.

So the moral of this story boys and girls is next time you think you have a great idea for an internet business focus less on the how and more on the should.

2 comments:

violethorizon said...

Mr Cloud is a total scamster. You pay for your item but you will never actually see it. If you kick up enough fuss he will eventually give you your money back but only after a long time and a lot of rude emails. He never says sorry, just offers lame excuses. See these threads:
http://tcritic.com/archives/your-mii-on-a-t-shirt/#comment-50479

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=659115

http://www.springwise.com/fashion_beauty/gravanity_mii/

http://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Law/Civil/Question446190.html

Simon Mac Donald said...

Thanks for the links violethorizon!