Wiimote + MacBook + Starwars = Joy
December 7, 2006 1:12 PM   Subscribe

[This is fun] My co-worker, who did the original MacSaber, has just gotten the Wiimote to talk to his Mac. Follow link to try yourself. (it took 3 tries for us to get the Mac to see the remote, your results may vary)
posted by jragon (16 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: post it to projects...

Did you...can I...is there...I mean, can we see a screenshot or something, or a video, or is this a Wii-and-Mac-owners-only Fun Joy Club with no outsiders permitted?
posted by Milkman Dan at 1:17 PM on December 7, 2006

Works great thanks.
posted by bobo123 at 1:24 PM on December 7, 2006

If we had a video camera at work, I could share the joy:

6 geeks in an office, laughing, while one person swings the Wii remote around like a Jedi. The room is filled with light saber noises.

I'm sure a YouTube link will be posted eventually.
posted by jragon at 1:26 PM on December 7, 2006

There's too much here I dont understand. Too much jargon, jragon....
posted by vacapinta at 1:27 PM on December 7, 2006

WiiMote playing Half-Life 2 on a computer.

Interesting, but I think I'll be sticking to the mouse for the moment.
posted by Artw at 1:47 PM on December 7, 2006

(think how cool the Gravity Gun could be in a proper Wii implementation)
posted by Artw at 1:48 PM on December 7, 2006

Am I in Projects? Is this Projects? ...shouldn't this post be in Projects??
posted by Floydd at 1:50 PM on December 7, 2006

Artw: Try elebits
posted by knapah at 1:52 PM on December 7, 2006

Here's a video of me using it. It's funny and sorta works.
posted by mathowie at 1:53 PM on December 7, 2006

posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:57 PM on December 7, 2006

Thats hilarious. Now show us the damn screen.
posted by Artw at 1:57 PM on December 7, 2006

There's nothing on the screen really, just some x/y axis output in a teeny window.

It doesn't seem to close on my mac pro (I have to force-quit the app) and on my macbook it refuses to run 2 seconds after a wiimote is snyc'd. It just dies.
posted by mathowie at 2:01 PM on December 7, 2006

Kinda neat video but Matt should ban himself for encouraging about the most blatant self-link imaginable. Any post that includes the words "my co-worker" doesn't belong in the blue.
posted by scalefree at 2:02 PM on December 7, 2006

Pff. PC beats Mac!

knapah - looks ace. Tell me someones developing something like Worms using the wiimote as well...
posted by Artw at 2:03 PM on December 7, 2006

So let me get this straight, all it does is make light saber noises?
posted by jefbla at 2:07 PM on December 7, 2006

My co-worker. . . .
it took 3 tries for us. . . .

If this isn't the next best thing to a self-link, what is? Or was jragon just drunk?

Or, what scalefree said.

Or is Matt just waiting for the video to be posted on youtube and have y2karl link to it to delete it?
posted by landis at 2:11 PM on December 7, 2006 [1 favorite]

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