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tempalte

I finished a proof of concept of using the wiimote as bluetooth transceiver for the arduino.  I was able to use the wiimote for two way communication between my linux PC and arduino.  The code is a little rough but you can see it at:
http://www.windmeadow.com/node/41

It is not as easy to use at the bluetooth board, but costs much less.

thanks
chad

ckiick

Very nice bit of hacking there.

Two questions:
1) can you get the accelerometer data from the wiimote into the arduino?  That would
make it doubly useful: bluetooth communications AND inertial navigation!

2) Any idea what kind of data rate and lag the link has? Using a remote PC
for "brains" gets harder the slower the reflexes.

Thanks,
Chris J. Kiick
Robot builder and all around geek.

tempalte

can you get the accelerometer data from the wiimote into the arduino
I don't know how to get the wiimote's accelerometer data straight to the arduino.  But the PC could read the accelerometer data from the wiimote, then transmit it back to the arduino (through the wiimote).  That would be a VERY round about way of doing it, but should work.

Any idea what kind of data rate and lag the link has?
Not sure what the rate it.

These links have been incredibly useful to me. Thanks!!
http://www.charlie-roberts.com/midiStroke
Free software for MIDI control in OS X.

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