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Wii remote used as Mac remote via DarwiinRemote

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:49 pm    Post subject: Wii remote used as Mac remote via DarwiinRemote Reply with quote

As reported at TUAW.
http://www.tuaw.com/2006/12/05/darwiinremote

You can download DarwiinRemote...
http://blog.hiroaki.jp/2006/12/000433.html

And sync a Wii remote with Bluetooth to a Bluetooth equipped Mac. The Wiimote then has the buttons mapped for Front Row usage.

Warning: the software is buggy, but eventually it will work perfectly.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The software is buggy. But I've been able to use the remote as a mouse pointer of sorts. Not terribly accurate, but still works.
Of course the Wii itself has priority and if on, the Wiimote automatically syncs back to the Wii.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using it as a mouse is difficult at first. The Wiimote has to be at a specific angle. Then from there you lift or lower the Wiimote to move the cursor up or down. Then you twist (or simply aim left or right) the Wiimote to go left or right. If you bring it back to the specific angle it will no longer move. Definitely takes some getting used to, but works none-the-less.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

Sounds cool guys, just make sure you are carefull with it. Dont want something nasty to happen Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm careful with it. I just think most of the people who break things by throwing the Wiimote are just people who have issues. Issues like being able to control yourself and properly hold on to something.
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