Wiimote Project

Hardware Support => Bluetooth & Connectivity Help Center => Topic started by: curiouspanda on May 25, 2008, 06:21:51 AM

Title: Wiimote to laptop/PC bluetooth range
Post by: curiouspanda 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 :)
Title: Re: Wiimote to laptop/PC bluetooth range
Post by: benpaddlejones on May 25, 2008, 07:09:41 AM
inquisitivebear

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

benpaddlejones
Title: Re: Wiimote to laptop/PC bluetooth range
Post by: wii on May 25, 2008, 02:52:55 PM
Mine cuts off after about 9 meters, I think the 10m rule pretty much fits.