Author Topic: Solution for automatically connecting wiimote on start up  (Read 9815 times)

Offline John Mactavish

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I have been using Macro Express 3d.  The 30-day version download. 

I create a macro (automation of mouse gestures and clicks) and i schedule it to run after the windows xp start-up.  What it does is it double clicks the shortcut to the device (the nintendo wiimote),  from My Bluetooth Places.  At this time I press  '1' and '2' on the wiimote and I am connected without touching the computer after pressing the power button.  WiinRemote also runs at startup so I just press the 'cursor on/off toggle' button on the wiimote to enable the cursor.  ( I am using BlueSoleil.  A friend of mine is using widdcomm which requires a window to pop up.  A macro can be created for this as well but BlueSoleil is faster).

The only problem I have is that the wiimote LEDs (2 of them) are constantly on which may drain the battery quickly.  If I were to turn the wiimote off, during a hulu movie, I would have no way of connecting. 

I was thinking of creating a macro that would schedule to double click on the nintendo shortcut every 20 seconds maybe.  I will try this and post again.

I hope this method helps. 

edit: removed reference to theft of intellectual property
« Last Edit: January 22, 2009, 03:08:02 AM by benpaddlejones »



Offline John Mactavish

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Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 01:13:02 PM
sorry. my bad



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Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 05:42:23 PM
John
Its all good, anyone with a brain knows this happens we just have to remove it otherwise schools will filter this forum. Then we can't be accessed by teachers or students in school who are a significant volume of traffic.

Looking forward to what you produce? Can you make a shareable Macro (playable with or without Macro express)?  Would be good if you could design the macro and share it so others can use.

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Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 07:58:23 PM
Here is the link to both the macro file and playable macro

you may have to edit the name of the shortcut that I use on my desktop.

I am using Blue Soleil 5 which has a great way of connecting the wiimote.  First you must go to My Bluetooth Places and drag the nintendo icon to the desktop which will create the desktop shortcut.  All you have to do is launch the shortcut and the bluetooth will start searching for the wiimote.

What the 'wiimoteBTstartup_always searching' macro does is it launches the shortcut at startup, and repeats the macro every 10 seconds. 

The 'Hide status' macro hides the status window that keeps popping up when the wiimote is connected.

Using the custom button option in WiinRemote I mapped Ctrl+Alt+Shift+U to one of the buttons to suspend/resume  macro express.  Once the wiimote is connected I can suspend macro express 3d.  When I want to turn off the wii remote to save battery, while watching a video, I can resume macro express 3 so when I want to connect th wiimote all i have to do is press buttons 1 and 2.

This macro won't work for widcomm because the way it connects is different.  Using macro express 3 you will be able to make the right macro for it too using all the different options to choose from.

I will post a tutorial how I did it with pics soon.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2009, 08:12:19 PM by John Mactavish »



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Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 02:00:56 AM
Good idea! But this method should only work for the bluesoleil stack. If anybody with the standard windows stack would like to try autoconnect he can check out my attempt here:

http://www.wiimoteproject.com/bluetooth-and-connectivity-knowledge-center/wiimoteconnect-(searching-beta-testers)-update(0-5)!!-please-test-it/msg8071/#msg8071

would love some feedback, if it works i'll implement it properly

thex

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Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 03:17:16 AM
hi, I have a dell with vista 64, I can add wiimote and use it. But when I use your debug version, it can not find any wiimote, any idea?



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Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 06:04:15 AM
please put your question in the original thread!
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/bluetooth-and-connectivity-knowledge-center/wiimoteconnect-(searching-beta-testers)-update(0-5)!!-please-test-it/45/

wich stack are you using? my programm only works with the Microsoft stack!
if you are using MS stack does it work with with the not "debug" version of wiimoteconnect?

please reply in the wiimoteconnect thread.

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