Miscellaneous - Wii Remote

How To Add This Control To Your Project

Step #1) Load the most recent release of EZ-Builder
Step #2) Press the Project tab from the top menu bar of EZ-Builder
Step #3) Press Add Control from the button ribbon bar of EZ-Builder
Step #4) Choose the Miscellaneous category tab
Step #5) Press the Wii Remote icon to add the control to your project


Description

Allows you to control servos and actions with a Wii Remote. Use the Wii's Home button to enable/disable accelerometer tracking. The arrow keys will control a Movement Panel.

Note: There are hundreds of versions of wiimotes from both Nintendo and aftermarket clones. Ezrobot supports the standard protocol of wiimotes and is not a manufacturer of wii controllers. Nor is ezrobot responsible for the operation of wiimote controllers. Your controller will include instructions for pairing mode. It's best to consult the instruction manual for exact instructions of your version.

Connect & Reconnect to the Wii Remote

  1. Note: If you have previously added the Wii Remote and are reconnecting, remove the Wii remote from your Bluetooth Devices List. The WiiMote must be re-added each time it is used - This is the way it works on the PC and is not a bug with EZ-Builder.

  2. Note: WiiMotes with Motion Plus are not compatible with EZ-Builder.

  3. Disconnect from the Internet. The WiiMote only stays active for discovery for ~20 seconds. During the Adding process, your computer will attempt to connect to Windows Update to obtain drivers (which takes a long time). We recommend disabling Windows Update Driver Search, or simply disconnect from the internet during this process. It is easiest to simply disconnect from the internet at this time.

  4. To make the Wii Remote discoverable by your computer, there are one of two methods based on your wiimote version. Either push and hold both the "1" and "2" buttons on the Wii Remote, or press the red sync button under the battery cover. The blue LED lights on the Wii Remote flash, indicating the Wii Remote is ready to connect. Make sure to hold down these buttons until you get a notification the device was successfully installed.

  5. Open Bluetooth Devices located in the Windows Control Panel (click Classic View to find this more easily.)

  6. Click Add on the Devices tab.

  7. The Bluetooth Device Wizard displays available devices. Select the Wii Remote, which should show up as a Nintendo device and click Next.

  8. Select Don?t use a passkey and click Next.
    Windows gives a notification when it has connected to the Wii Remote. You can now release the buttons.
    The lights on the Wii Remote will continue to flash until you add the Wii Remote control in EZ-Builder.

If the Wii Remote does not appear in the list of available Bluetooth devices to choose from: The Wii Remote is not broadcasting. Make sure that it has batteries installed. When you hold the 1 and 2 buttons down, some or all of the LEDs should begin flashing. If they do not, consult the manual that came with your Wii Remote. The LEDs must flash during the entire connection process when Connecting/Reconnecting


Mobile App Use

The WiiMote is compatible with Mobile Apps (works on iPhone and Android). This uses the accelerometer in your mobile device to simulate that of the wiimote.


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Last Modified on 2/11/2017

Created by EZ-Robot


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