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Here Wii Go!! <:-P

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The Wiimotes have finally arrived. There were four of them and a nunchuk. How we wished the console came with them, but for the moment, we’re quite contented to have just the controllers. 😛 Their  arrival must have inspired Dr. Caro a lot because next week we’d be doing a demo of our first mini game. T_T

me and the wee, i mean wii, mote :P

me and the wee, i mean wii, mote 😛


Fortunately we got inspired too, so right after the presentation we searched the internet for Java2D, wiimote and bluetooth tutorials and promptly realized there’s so much to learn.. o.O Would one week be enough? We hope so.

fresh from the box

fresh from the box

Today we tried running a sample Java program that uses WiiRemoteJ to communicate with the wiimote. There’s a step-by-step tutorial that teaches how to do that. Unfortunately, it was for Linux and we were using Windows so we tried to adapt. For the bluetooth Java Library we tried using the 14 day free trial of Avetana (actually one of the reasons why we will use Linux was that Avetana is free for Linux) but the program wasn’t able to recognize the wiimote. (Error: device is NOT a wii remote or a balance board). We thought at first that the  wiimote was not genuine (!) but finally discovered that the problem was with the Avetana (and we don’t know why). So we tried Blue Cove. The program was able to recognize the wiimote but there were still errors that we could not fix. So we decided to just install Ubuntu in the computer tomorrow so that we could we follow the step by step tutorial.

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Written by aubreygraze

July 22, 2009 at 4:37 pm

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  1. We were able to make the sample program in the tutorial work yesterday. Yay!

    “…but the program wasn’t able to recognize the wiimote. (Error: device is NOT a wii remote or a balance board). We thought at first that the wiimote was not genuine (!) but finally discovered that the problem was with the Avetana (and we don’t know why).”

    I just found out yesterday that the error was because the program detected another device and not the wiimote. There was nothing wrong with Avetana. 😀

    aubreygraze

    July 24, 2009 at 1:49 am

    • Hi guys i am getting the same error (Device discovered is not a wiimote) using BlueCove. Can you help me?

      funky

      July 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm


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