Hi, my name is Daniel. This is a blog of my 4th year software engineering project at The University of Sydney (ELEC4707).

The title of my project is Painting with the Wii. In short, this project involves integrating DirectX into a program designed for painting with a Wii remote (or Wiimote).

I will be continually updating this blog throughout the course of the project. Please check back reguarly for updates!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Connecting the Wii

This week I acquired a Nintendo Wii. I downloaded a program called BlueSoleil to enable me to connect the Wiimote to my laptop, since it is a Bluetooth device.

BlueSoleil screenshot

I then downloaded another program called GlovePIE, which facilitated interaction between my computer and the Wiimote (with the help of the Wii sensor bar). Using GlovePIE, I was able to use the Wiimote as a mouse for my computer (see video below).

I am still waiting on the code/report for the Wiimote painting prototype from my SIT supervisor.

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