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« on: June 02, 2008, 05:21:59 AM »

I'm writing a novel where my hero is a McGuyver-like technological genius (unlike me).

Currently, he's trying to sneak around the bad guy's house which is filled with security cameras and I'm wondering if there's a way he could rig up a Wiimote to turn on and off the cameras at will. A few things you should know:

1. He's got access to the security system and could potentially hack the software to help this effort.
2. There's no internet access, only an internal network.
3. This only has to be plausible, not 100% reality-based.
4. If you have any better ideas, I'm all ears.
5. I promise to credit the wiimote project if I get published (ha ha).

Thanks in advance!

-- Kim
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 11:08:55 PM »

This would only be possible if:

1) The computer had a bluetooth interface.  Some newer computers are shipping with bluetooth interfaces, but I think most of us here are using aftermarket bluetooth dongles.

2) The computer had the proper software (driver or drivers) to interpret the wii remote's bluetooth signal.  This could be downloaded from the internet, but your computer as you describe isn't online.

If these two conditions were met, it wouldn't be a huge stretch to say your hero could map button-presses on the remote to functions on the computer's security camera software.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 04:55:58 AM »

Thanks, I did some more research and realized that the bluetooth thing was going to be an issue. I'm sure I'll think of something...
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