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Bluetooth & Connectivity Help Center / Re: connection with windows 7
« on: December 29, 2009, 04:32:40 PM »
I am currently running Smoothboard app with widcomm v6 Bluetooth stack and it works without any problems.  Wiimote registers as HID device and the "drivers" have to be installed each time it is connected, but once it says the device is ready to use I havent had any problems using smoothboard.

Johnny Lee's whiteboard still doesnt work in windows 7 as far as I know and I havent tried and glovepie app's but smoothboard seems to be the way to go in win7

Hi spike,

I ordered a bluetooth dongle from lm technologies and havent had any problems, will work with smoothboard in windows 7 but johnny lee's whiteboard is still unsupported in 64-bit operating systems I think.  here is the link for the bluetooth dongle

hope this helps

Hi again,

I removed all devices from the HID list which required alot of rebooting of my computer.  The end result was great though as I can now use any Wiimote that I like!!  So thanks for the reply benpaddlejones!



Thanks for the reply to my post.  I deleted all the entries in the HID device list which required alot of rebooting of my computer but I can now use any Wiimote I like so thanks for your help  :D


I am using Windows XP and a Widcomm BT dongle.  I have a new Wiimote which connected perfectly and I could use it with Smoothboard etc.  I also have a Wiimote that I have previously used on my Wii console and this does not register with the software.  It connects via BT but the LED never goes to a solid 1, they continually blink.

I get an error message from both Smoothboard and IWB that says no Wiimote found in HID device list.  The difference at the device manager is that there is an additional entry of "HID compliant game controller" for the controller the DOES work.  For the other controllers this entry is not there! 

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be the cause?

Hi again,

I am using Windows XP operating system with a compatible BT adapter.  My brand new Wiimote connects fine and in the device manager listing I get 2 new entries (Bluetooth virtual HID device and HID-compliant game controller) when the Wiimote is connected and working. 

These settings work with both Smoothboard and Whiteboard apps and I can get tracking etc.  When I use my older Wiimote that I previously had connected to the Wii console I follow exactly the same steps as before but when I open either application it says there is no wiimote in the HID device list.

When I open the device manager, there is no entry for "HID-compliant game controller" as there was previously.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the problem may be?



Hi Boon,

thanks for the quick reply! I am using XP and an LM technologies bluetooth adapter. 

I couldnt seem to find smoothconnect when I downloaded Smoothboard 1.6 and I still have the same problem of the Wiimote not being in the HID list.  Initially I thought it may have been the Bluetooth connection that I was trying to use but I now know that it definitely works as I tested it with a remote control. 

Any advice on using Smoothconnect?



Hi all,

I have all of the software installed (smoothboard and Whiteboard) and a bluetooth stack that works.  I have a Wiimote that I have previously used on my Wii console, about a year old.  When I got through all the steps for connecting I am able to see that the device is "connected" but when I run either app it tells me "no HID device found in list".

I have also purchased a brand new Wiimote and before connecting to the Wii I thought I would try it with the same hardware configuration and hey presto! it connects and I was able to track a simple TV remote control (havent built an IR pen yet) using the software.

Does anyone have any experience with this kind of problem and have any top tips?  Any help would be much appreciated so I dont have to buy another Wiimote!!


Project Ideas / Re: IR tracking for holographic optical tweezers
« on: October 02, 2009, 09:52:58 AM »

Thanks for your reply, I already have an old camera tripod that I think will be suitable for mounting the Wiimote on... if I order TSAL6400 LED's and mount them in a pen, does anyone have any recommendations as to a power supply?

Im thinking of using a 1.5V battery, but if anyone has any kind of recommendations about what is the best source to use I would be grateful.

As to the actual operation, I think there are labVIEW programs where various traps can be determined by a mouse click using a spatial light modulator.  I was thinking the IR pen and whiteboard application would be suitable for using one of these traps?

Also thanks very much for the useful links, the labVIEW link seems especially nice, just need to get myself a copy of labVIEW now...

Project Ideas / IR tracking for holographic optical tweezers
« on: October 01, 2009, 05:04:09 PM »
Im an undergraduate at university and was thinking of trying to track IR light to control holographic optical tweezers.  I would be using a Labview program for the tweezers themselves.  Does anyone have any ideas about the best way to go about this?

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