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The new way of using your Wiimote

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Dougamer, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Dougamer

    Dougamer Offical Wiitard

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    http://onakasuita.org/wii/index-e.html

    I'm trying to set this up my-self, basically.. You are able to contol your comuter with your Wii mote, and from there, (and a few $$$ spent.. only like...$30aus?)
    you can control your house, turn lights on/off.. Turn TV on, dishwasher. etc.

    My problem is, i first need to connect my WiiMote Via bluetooth to my computer.

    Ive been trying to use my LG U8360's bluetooth WHILEST connected to my computer, but i dunno what its passcode is.... =/ i thought the default was 0000.. But other than that, i have a wireless router (Linksys WRT54G).. How do i activate its bluetooth THEN get my computer to find my Wiimote using that bluetooth?
     
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  2. iplaywii

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    Nice, but pointless! Using your mouse would be 10 times faster!
     
  3. tsowaiman

    tsowaiman WiiChat Member

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    Wiimote is usin infra-red, not bluetooth. It is not possible to connect wiimote to your computer by bluetooth.
     
  4. Dougamer

    Dougamer Offical Wiitard

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    Here lemme get you something...

    Pulled from: http://www.wiili.org/Wiimote#Communication

    You were confused, the Wiimote works by connecting to your Wii VIA bluetooth, but then the screen sensors its position by Infra red.

    Oh and btw, it would NOT be pointless. Imagine, having a party, and you wanna change the music without having to go away from a conversation. Just a few random points of the wii and a few hits on the A button an... HEY PRESSTO! new song!
     
  5. Skippy

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    edit: oops - dougamer beat me to it!

    The Wii Remote uses Bluetooth and plenty of people have connected to their PCs with them for weeks now. It's all over the internet.

    The infrared sensor bar is only used so that the Remote knows where it is pointing.
     
  6. Kryptenx

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  7. Gaz

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    er wtf, two stupid answers in a row, the person before you clearly stated that the Ir is used to point. how the *** you gunna move the mouse with bluetooth? there is no mapping in bluetooth, only Ir.

    so it's more than possible to use Ir with your computer.
     
  8. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    Maybe you should look again. Here is the quote we are responding to:
     
  9. tighr

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    I'm not sure what you are referring to by saying that you could use IR with your computer, because the only IR I know of on most computers is IRdA transmission (laptops, phones, PDAs), and that is not how the Wii Remote works.

    For everyone who seems to be confused, the Wii Remote is a bluetooth device. It has an IR sensor on it that interacts with the Wii Sensor Bar. The Wii Sensor Bar is simply an array of IR LEDs. The Wii Remote itself is calculating its location by interacting with the sensor bar via IR, and sending that information to the Wii (or a computer) via bluetooth. If you were to use pointing on a PC with the Wii Remote, you would need to have a similar sensor bar that you would be aiming at, and the Wii Remote would take care of the calculations and send that information to your PC via bluetooth, and your PC would interpret that data as mouse movements.
     
  10. Gaz

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    Errr exactly, perfectly possible that way. i didn't quite explain what i ment as i ment it.



    sorry skippy, i quoted the wrong person.
     
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  11. Skippy

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    No worries
     
  12. spoleweski

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    i got it to work, i dunno how really. maybe coz i got an IRsensor for the remote 4 my computer. anyhow it works but is pretty crap. it moves over to the sides of the screen all the time and takes ages to get in the middle
     
  13. Dougamer

    Dougamer Offical Wiitard

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    you can increase the sensitivity if you want.
     
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    i got the wii remote to connect to my laptop via bluetooth but it would only connect couldnt get it to do anything else, ill look at it tomorrow. It stated a bluetooth driver and even asked if i wanted to send the passcode which i didnt but it still showed connected.
     
  15. Lobstermobster

    Lobstermobster Bat Out Of Hell

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    waste of time.
     
  16. Dougamer

    Dougamer Offical Wiitard

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    Lobster, if the subject is a waste of time, then your wasting even more time by typing that useless post.

    Also, many people seem to have not read the part about how you can control the whole of your house using a system (Dosen't have to be with the Wiimote).
    You can turn lights on/off, start the sprinkler system (not in melbourne, Australia.... We need that water >_>). Turn the TV on.... even make macros!
     
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    Then How come I can pair my wii mote to my PC and tranfer miis I download to my wiimote over bluetooth.
     
  18. MaXiMiUS

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    Wiimotes use both Bluetooth AND Infrared.

    Bluetooth is for sending information from the Wiimote, and that is anything and everything. Without Bluetooth, your Wii wouldn't even know your Wiimote existed.

    IR is used for accurate pointing on your TV. It isn't needed (Wiimotes have accelerometers, which could, and in the case of PC's, is, used for pointing instead of IR). IR is more reliable and FAR more accurate than the accelerometers however, which is why it is used. But when you don't really have access to a sensor bar (say, your PC), the accelerometers do suffice, though it's pretty slow and not as accurate. It detects acceleration, not where you're actually pointing the Wiimote. So if you took the batteries out of your Wiimote, pointed somewhere on your screen, and put the batteries back in, only IR would be able to figure out (accurately) where the Wiimote was pointing.

    Phew. That's a lot of typing for the "Quick Reply" box, now isn't it?
     
  19. strommsarnac

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    I think some people are missing the point that the Wiimote has TWO methods of sensing it's "location".

    1. The Infrared receivers in the front tip of the remote. These are what the Wii uses for moving the pointing-hand around on the screen and the aiming of things like bows, slings and guns. This requires ANY infrared source in a pattern similar to the Wii's "sensor bar" which is really just a projector.

    2. The Motion Sensors in the remote. My guess is they are small accelerometers. Those CAN be interpreted just like responses of a mouse. X-Y-Z axis movements.

    While Bluetooth is usually simply used for bi-directional communication, it CAN be used for determining position change of a "client" relative to a "host". Just like doppler rangers. I've seen this done in commercial applications, but not with home use devices. Maybe the Wii does this too.

    Tighr: Think of this. If the Wiimote ONLY used the Ir for it's positiioning, explain how Excite truck utilizes the remote for controlling the trucks.

    I would also like to suggest that before people state what they think is a fact, that they take a few minutes to test their theory. The many people believing the Wiimote is only Ir based could have simply read the manual or if they have a Wii, disconnected the sensor bar and tried the remote. I'm beginning to think that much of what people are spouting as fact here is simply ignorance because they don't even have a Wii and don't have a clue what they're talking about.

    My point is- If you don't have proof, keep don't say/type anything and save us the wasted time of drilling through the garbage.

    P.S. I have a Wii and I know for a tested fact that it uses BOTH Ir and Motion Sense (one for some things and another for others).
     
  20. Kryptenx

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    My suggestion: just leave the thread alone. We had 1 idiot who posted something ridiculous and the topic spiraled into the same repetitive posts time after time after time.

    Might I remind you all that we are supposed to be talking about using the Wii Remote to control lights, appliances, etc.
     

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