Saturday, June 30, 2012

Unite a wii remote and your PC

No, that is not a typo, it is possible to pair your wii remote and your computer. Here's what you need:
1. A USB or integrated Bluetooth adapter
2. A computer running Linux, if you run windows or Mac os x, google it.
3. A wii remote (I have links for a wii fit board at the end)
4. Super user powers for your Linux account (aka, ability to enter sudo in a terminal with the correct password)

One quick note, as long as you keep your wii turned off while you do this, your wii remote should be able to instantly reconnect to your wii without issues. And once again, as the author of this article, I assume no responsibility for damage to your property, blah blah blah...

Let's get started! First, open a terminal or package manager and type sudo apt-get install lswm wmgui wminput
Or in package manager, just search for the words (one at a time) after install. After you do so, it will ask for your password if you are root or admin. if you are not root or admin, log into one or become one or else this won't work!
After it finishes installing, FULLY restart your computer (no hibernating, sleeping, or software reset). Then go to a terminal and type sudo modprobe uinput. Then press 1 and 2 on the wii remote and quickly type lswm. Then type wminput, space, and then the long number it gave you when you entered lswm (yes, you DO have to type everything). Press enter for the wminput quickly after you press 1 and 2 on the wii remote again. Now tilt your wii remote and watch the cursor move. You can do anything now (except DO NOT close the terminal window). Have fun! (if you want IR capabilities or wii fit board connections, google it, lots of people can explain it a lot better than me). Post in the comments below what YOU did. I want to see your creativity!