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Project Ideas / Re: Quiz show buzzers???
« on: January 18, 2015, 03:17:17 PM »
Hey all, (I am contributing my find in the hopes it will help someone, but PLEASE read to the end - I need some help myself!)

Found this forum looking to turn my Wiimotes into Game Show Buzzers. I succeeded.

Ingredients:

4 Wiimotes
Dolphin Emulator
GlovePie
Easy Quiz (free software from AffordableBuzzers.com)

Using Dolphin, I was able to Bluetooth connect all four Wiimotes to my Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1 Pro.

Using GlovePie, I was able to make the "A" button of 3 Wiimotes input the numbers 1, 2, and 3--respectively.
Also using GlovePie, I was able to make the 4th Wiimote input "space" on "A" button, "S" on "B" button, "W" on -(minus) button, and "R" on +(plus) button.

The Easy Quiz software allows for very simply, but very effective trivia-style game show hosting--complete with score keeping. You can customize almost everything with the software, too. Super awesome for the price of FREE - many thanks to the people at AffordableBuzzers.com

The 3 Wiimotes inputting the numbers gave me game buzzers for 3 contestants. The 4th Wiimote controlled the "game show host" commands to advance to next question, show the scores at any time, and indicate right or wrong answer given.

If you need further help with set up, let me know.

Now - for MY question.

If anybody is familiar with any of the ingredients above, do you know if I can connect MORE than 3 Wiimotes to my PC at the same time?

Specifically, the Easy Quiz software allows for a maximum total of 12 buzzers to register/connect. My solution requires exactly 12 (whoo-hoo!) I don't have additional Wiimotes, yet. However, I can get more Wiimotes pretty cheap. I just wonder if I will be able to connect more than 4 Wiimotes at the same time and have all the software involved function properly, as desired. (Of course - I'm looking for a total of 13 Wiimotes to be connected - one for the game show host, and 12 for the contestants).

Your help on this will be greatly appreciated!

--Docdoc

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