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« on: January 11, 2008, 12:43:36 AM »

I work at a high school near chicago as the network administrator.  All of our teachers have tablet computers which incidentally have bluetooth capabilities.  They also have a projector and screen they can use in their rooms.  I was interested in adapting the multipoint surface idea and using the wiiremote as a mouse with an infrared source mounted close to the screen.  That way my teachers could interact with their computers wirelessly and have almost smartboard capabilites in their classrooms, on the way cheap.  Anyone thought of trying this?  I saw a post from someone else who hacked the port on the bottom of the wiimote and connected it to an optical mouse circut to do this, but I'm thinking this might be easier, especially if there has been a mouse driver written for the wiimote.

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 02:36:15 AM »

Hey, you can do this by using Glovepie.
All you need to do is solder your own sensor bar.
You just run a script in glovepie, and it will use the wiimote as a mouse.
There are to scripts you can use,
One that uses the motion/acceleration sensor in the wiimote,
And one that uses the infrared camera in the wiimote.
I prefer the Ir one, its way more accurate then the other one.

You can download glovepie here -> http://carl.kenner.googlepages.com/glovepie_download

you can download the scripts here -> http://www.vkapadia.com/wii/windows.php

here are 2 guides to make your own sensorbar. You can also buy them at any game store for less then $10,-

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/11/how_to_make_you_8.html

http://www.modpulse.com/articles/console-mods/usb-wii-sensor-bar/

I build my own sensorbar thats powered by usb.
Feel free to hit my up on my gmail
[email protected]

cheers

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