Control Your PC with a Wii Remote –
While some of us who jumped on the Wii bandwagon have a
great time with Super Mario Galaxy and Cooking Mama, there are undoubtedly a
few regretful gamers who just can’t get the hang of Nintendo's waggle-based
gaming console. But there’s no need to chuck that Wii out the windows yet---you
can use the Wii Remote as a wireless pointer for your PC!
Find a compatible Bluetooth Adapter -
The Wii Remote uses Bluetooth to connect to the Wii, but
Windows will also recognize it as a human Interlace Device. To connect the Wii
Remote your PC, you’ll need a compatible Bluetooth receiver. Most new laptops
have integrated Bluetooth, but you can also purchase a USB Bluetooth receiver
online for less than $25.
Pair the Wii Remote with your PC -
I paired the Wii Remote with our Dell laptop using
the "Add Bluetooth
Device" option in
the Windows control Panel. For the laptop to
recognize the controller, I also had to press the red sync button in the Wii
Remote’s battery compartment. Your PC should detect it as Nintendo RVL-CNT-01.
No Bluetooth passkey should be required.
Run WiinRemote software –
Now, download and launch the latest version of WiinRemote
it from http://onakasuita.org/wii/index-e.html
If you successfully paired your Wii Remote, the program will let you calibrate
the motion sensor and assign buttons. By default, The program user site
controller's gyroscope to control your mouse cursor. The Wii Nunchuck peripheral’s
analog stick will also control mouse movement. Yon can achieve more accurate
control by activating their sensor, bus you’ll need to mount two
infrared light sources above your monitor for this to work. The Wii's IR light
bar is suitable, and I powered it by splicing its proprietary plug into a USB
So sit back and enjoy the comfort of using a PC with a remote......