Wiican – Easy Wii remote control on Ubuntu Linux
Actually WiiCan it's a sytem tray icon, programmed in python. It connects to bluez and hal via dbus for tracking the available bluetooth devices and wiimote connection status.
On backend it's wminput , the cwiid event driver for wiimote. WiiCan uses wminput and wminput configuration files for define and use mappers.
Discover if it's an available bluetooth device for connect wiimote
Display a list of available keyboard-mouse-wiimote mappings
User-defined mappings creation assistant
Notify the state of wiimote usaging:
Install wiican in Ubuntu karmic
Run the following commands from your terminal
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fontanon/wiican
Update source list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wiican
Screenshots credit goes here
What are your favorite ways to use this? I have a bunch of wiimotes, but haven’t felt a need to pair them with my computer.
Would be nice to use a wiimote as a mouse…point and click, ya’ll…
Isn’t Hal deprecated?
I think you need an ir bar to be able to point and click like a mouse.
Instead of an infra red bar, you can just go low-tech to test the wiimote by placing two candles or tealights next to your monitor.
Of course, this is slightly less accurate but you can use your wiimote as a mouse.
You don’t need an ir bar, it will fall back to the accelerometers. As for what to use a wiimote for… I use mine for a game controller (with oh-so-many attachments) for various emulators.
I’m having a hard time getting wiican to work with the sensor bar. I have tried creating a new profile with the Plugin.ir_ptr parameters to no avail. So I suspect it may not be starting wminput using using the ir_ptr flag. Has anyone managed to get wiican to work with the ir pointer?
You can use a Roomba Virtual Wall instead of the ir bar! ;D
can you update the post?
wiican has a new repo
Umm…where is the package now? This looks great, but these instructions no longer work. I assume it has something to do with dave’s new repo. Just not sure how to install a https repo.
These instructions don’t work.