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Browsing with a Wii remote

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It would be cool to use a Wii remote for browsing. Having a some sort of media PC connected to the TV and using the Wii remote as pointing device could be cool.

I found the homebrew channel, but they are about running stuff on a Wii. They even have Linux running on the Wii.

The Wii remote connects to the hardware using bluetooth. The sensor bar is actually “just” a couple of IR diodes that is detected by the Wii remote. Here is a cool use for it.

Next was this video, so apparently I am not the only one who think that the Wii remote is a cool HID. This blog entry tells how to get the bluetooth part of the Wii remote to interface with Ubuntu.

As mentioned above, the sensor bar is just some diodes. Here is a description of how to make a sensor bar and power it from USB.

In conclusion, the software is out there and I just need to find the time to implement it. I have doubts as to the precision of the remote. If it is to be used for browsing, think some sort of snap-to-link must be implemented.

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Written by moozing

May 16, 2011 at 09:00

Posted in Tech

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