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Wii remote as computer mouse?

Discussion in 'Wii Hardware' started by Jailbreak, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Jailbreak

    Jailbreak New Member

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    I've heard from several people that you can use Wii remotes as a computer mouse, i think he said you have to put an infer-red light source on top of the screen, but i have no idea how that wood work, has any one else heard that, or tried it?
     
  2. Matt

    Matt New Member

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    Never heard of that, can't really see much point to it either?
     
  3. GoldenAssassin

    GoldenAssassin New Member

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    I've worked as an electrical engineer for four years now, and trust me-it's mechanically impossible to use your wiimote as a desktop mouse. Neither are compatible with each other.
     
  4. Matt

    Matt New Member

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    Well that cleared things up :)
     
  5. BeatMario

    BeatMario New Member

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    Umm...
    I have done it before.
    Just not with the infa-red thingy, but with a Bluetoothâ„¢ USB thing.
    And it doesn't move like when you're using it on a wii, you have to rotate it clockwise to move the cursor right, anti-clockwise to move it left, tilt your wiimote upwards to move it up, and down for down.
    Quite stupid, yes.
     
  6. Matt

    Matt New Member

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    So it does work! lol

     
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    deathb4birth New Member

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    I've seen games being played with it so it being a mouse wouldnt be too hard to imagine

    just go to youtube and search wii remote and you will find a vid
     
  8. GoldenAssassin

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    Well yeah, it's possible to rig pretty much any electronic devices to sync together...with the right accessories. After all, all that the wiimote is, is basically a box with an infrared sensor in it. But the setup that deathbebirth discussed is electronically impossible.
     
  9. Matt

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    Oh right, I understand now.. ;)
     
  10. sad

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    it is for real
     
  11. BeatMario

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    ...Yes.
     
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    never heard of such a thing. nd y would u want to do that?
     
  13. BeatMario

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    I don't know.
    But I just did it to see how it feels.
    And trust me, it sucked, there's no point in doing it...
    ...Unless you don't have a mouse x.x
     
  14. badboykane

    badboykane New Member

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    This has been around since almost when the Wii was released, the new software out lets you almost use it as a propper mouse cursor.
    You don't need a sensor bar to make the computer move the mouse, all info is sent to the computer and the Wii for that matter through bluetooth from the Wiimote, the sensor bar doesn't even sense anything, it is just there so the Wiimote knows where the TV is.
     
  15. BeatMario

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    I still have the program :)
    "GlovePie" XD
     

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