Author Topic: Wiimote to laptop/PC bluetooth range  (Read 7269 times)

Offline curiouspanda

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on: May 25, 2008, 06:21:51 AM
I had a look at the software used in interfacing the Wiimote to a laptop/pc and was wondering, how far can the Wiimote go from the laptop/pc but still transmit the accelerometer information? If it connects to the computer via bluetooth, does this mean the range is limited to 10meters or less? Thanks to anyone who replies :)



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Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 07:09:41 AM
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The accelerometer is an internal device, with all data transmitted through Bluetooth. Like most Bluetooth about a 10m range. As with all communication devices they are subject to conditions, interference, etc.

Best way to find out is to experiment, specific to your conditions. Use a basic application, which responds to a button click and see how far away from your Bluetooth radio you can go before disconnection or reduced performance.

Once you know, please post your findings and update the wiki's

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Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 02:52:55 PM
Mine cuts off after about 9 meters, I think the 10m rule pretty much fits.

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