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Offline JFK-Mote

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on: October 08, 2008, 06:12:15 PM
Hi a friend and I have partnered up for our EDD (Engineering Design & Development) class and decided to do our senior project based on the wiimote concept.

We are planning to make a glove mouse out of the wiimote. so far we have unsodered everything that we found un-needed on the board for example the power conector (we made our own with a 2x AA battery pack witha 9 volt connector), the nun-chuck port, and the rumble pack.

My partner told me that while he was unsoddering the +possitive battery contact, the capasitor heated up alot.


Then we unsodered the ir reciver and used 2 4 wire rainbow cables to connect it back to the wii-mote.


The Problems the we have encountered now are:

1. The wii-mote idles out a few seconds after we run glove pie and we have a hard time trying to get it connected via bluetooth again.

2. In the short amount of time that the wii-mote is detected through glove pie it only detects pitch and roll movements. It doesnt detect the buttons when we press them however when it isnt linked to the computer and u press a button the blue lights activate meaning that the buttons do create a contact.

The main thing that has created a road block in further research and development is the bluetooth connection problems.


Thank you in advanced for you help.

if u have any questions or answers you can also email me at [email protected]



Offline treeSkwerral

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Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 09:30:29 PM
Lol ok I have no idea about the programming you're doing however I know this has already been done for the exact same kind of class except these were Computer Science majors and their hardest part was the soldiering. Anyways he's the article on the one these guys made: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/news/news_articles/manus-glove.html