Posted By: wraggster
Foobar2k posted this on his site:
Nintendo's Wii has a great controller which has both accellorometers and pointing functionality for fun with motion, and it also communicates using the Bluetooth protocol. This means that it is possible to hook the Wiimote up to a Bluetooth enabled PC which has all sorts of possible applications. For example, it is possible to use the Wiimote as a mouse in Windows, or use it in games. To detect where it is pointing, the Wiimote uses the Wii's "Sensor bar", which is actually an array of infrared LEDs which the Wiimote uses as a position reference. To make it nice and easy for me to use my Wiimote on my computer I decided to construct a USB sensor bar for my PC. Here are the instructions for how you can make one too!