DIY Wii zapper / gun

I've been searching for the Wii zapper / gun and zapper and they are all very expensive. Allot or just pieces of plastic some got extra game and some go little electronics to replace the nunchuck. And they all cost around 20 or 30 euro, while some would cost just few euro cause they are only plastic.I just bought Resident evil Umbrella Chronicles and I was getting bit pain from holding the Wii remote like I was about to do Bankai( its something from Bleach), because you don't really need to have the gun to play it but its better to have it to have a more ergonomic hold of the controller while shooting. So I made one my self with Adobe Illustrator I measured the sizes and shapes and made a template.

I made it from plastic acrylate sheets, but you could also make it from cardboard. A tip is to use cardboard from a cereal box because it have a large flat surface and is very strong or laminate the print. I left the top open so you could easily remove the Wii mote and also could press the buttons easily. I used few elastic bands to hold it in place. Cause I did not want to make it that your Wii remote would get stuck in it and that you could not take it out again.The handle is a loose in the template from the wii-mote holder because everybody and every age got different sized hands so people could resize that part so that everybody could hold it correct. On the back of the gun are openings so you could connect the nunchuck and the strap.
You need to make own holes for the elastic bands or you need to think of a own thing to hold the wii mote in place.

Download the template here. Please link back if you want to use this template on your website.

A version made with a cereal box cardboard. For the real cereal killers.

Here a picture with the nunchuk attached to the gun and remote.

Comments

Anonymous said…
To be honest, I don't see what the big deal is in going out and simply buying a Wii zapper. Sure it costs $20, but you're buying a game with it which is better than simply buying a crappy piece of plastic alone like those stupid third party made Wii guns or making a your own crappy looking gun - which is funny because your version looks ALOT better than this one idiot on YouTube's Wii gun.
I'm all about doing things yourself, but some things are better left to the guys who know what they're doing. Like Nintendo when they made the Wii Zapper. And for those who want to complain: "But Link's Crossbow Training doesn't come with a plastic case." That's why they made eBay, my friend. I bought a plastic case for Wii Sports, it was only $1 and totally worth it. And the same guy who makes those, makes Link's Crossbow Training cases too.
DJ said…
I think the wii zapper if a piece of crap, it's just a gimmick to get you to buy more stuff, and I've heard a lot that it's way too small for the average person. Way to go on making your own. It looks kind of awkward to use, but it's cool none the less.
Super-cool!!! I'm making one of these! Thank you for taking the time to design and share this great idea.
Anonymous said…
I just made mine.

Look kinda rubbish, and has some design flaws and cut mistakes I made, but perfection comes with practices, some pictures i took with my celphone

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I'm planning on buying some nyko perfect shots, but for the time beign, this one will do, xD
Anonymous said…
I made two for Ghost Squad! They make the game so much better! Look cheap but feel GREAT! Especially playing with two guns on my own!Lasted a week already (made from cereal box & masking tape)and thats with a few drunken mates grabbing them back and forth! Great work dude!
TesterDev said…
This is sweeet! Well done. You've designed something here cooler than anything I've done in some time.

I'll bet you score higher on shooting games with the cereal blaster than the average Wii Zapper user does.
TesterDev said…
This is sweeet! Well done. You've designed something here cooler than anything I've done in some time.

I'll bet you score higher on shooting games with the cereal blaster than the average Wii Zapper user does.
Adam said…
Dude thanks. I had been wanting to get a wii gun thing but didn't have the money. Now I have one that is made from a twinkies box!
Anonymous said…
Thanks for this lol! Not pretty but it works very well out of a honeycomb box. Can afford a wii blaster because of bills right now but a nice temporary solution!