Author Topic: Mouse Control in Wii Remote Presenter Mode  (Read 7593 times)

Offline srwight

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on: February 11, 2009, 08:17:18 AM
Hey, everyone,

I'm looking for a way to have mouse control using the D-Pad on the wii remote.  I tried turning on mousekeys and mapping the D-Pad keys to the mousekeys directions, but since the program only recognizes the initial press, not sustained pressing, I was unable to use it as a mouse.

I like the IR pointer, but I don't like having to create an IR source each time.  I'm in a school, so a candle is out, and I haven't gone to the trouble to make a switchable IR beacon.  Occasionally when running a presentation (actually, for a Recorder lesson I'm about to teach) there are items I'd like to click.  In this case, it's to start a recording of some accompaniment music.  I'd like to be able to run the mouse over and click the start button.

Has anyone else worked out a way to do this?

Stephen



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Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 09:36:08 AM
Hey, everyone,

I'm looking for a way to have mouse control using the D-Pad on the wii remote.  I tried turning on mousekeys and mapping the D-Pad keys to the mousekeys directions, but since the program only recognizes the initial press, not sustained pressing, I was unable to use it as a mouse.

I like the IR pointer, but I don't like having to create an IR source each time.  I'm in a school, so a candle is out, and I haven't gone to the trouble to make a switchable IR beacon.  Occasionally when running a presentation (actually, for a Recorder lesson I'm about to teach) there are items I'd like to click.  In this case, it's to start a recording of some accompaniment music.  I'd like to be able to run the mouse over and click the start button.

Has anyone else worked out a way to do this?

Stephen

Hi Stephen,

You can set the keystroke Control + Escape to activate the Start Menu. However, I think you can only configure this in the Wiimote Presenter Mode in Smoothboard.

For Wiimote Presenter, the program actually recognize it as a continuous key press until released.

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Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 09:49:12 AM
Hi Stephen,

You can set the keystroke Control + Escape to activate the Start Menu. However, I think you can only configure this in the Wiimote Presenter Mode in Smoothboard.

For Wiimote Presenter, the program actually recognize it as a continuous key press until released.

Regards,
Boon Jin

In the separate program, Wiimote Presenter, it recognizes a continuous key press, but in Smoothboard, presenter mode, it does not?  I will have to download the presenter program.  Is it as customizable as Smoothboard in its mapping of keys?

Regarding Ctrl+Esc - I guess I'll have to get more familiar with my Windows Keyboard shortcuts.  Maybe I can click over to WMP, play the tune, and click back.  Right now, I have the sounds embedded in the powerpoint presentations.  I think, when I was designing the program, I forgot that I would be using the Wiimote as a presenter rather than as the whiteboard.  Silly me...

You know, I wonder if I could use glovePIE for this instead.  Then I could hook a nunchuck up to the wii remote and map the A-Stick to the mousekey buttons.

Interesting...

Stephen



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Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 08:07:38 AM
there is always xpadder. a freeware program used to map controller buttons, fairly amazing program. think it will work great for you.
http://www.xpadder.com/