WiiMotion

30 Aug 2007 - 3:18pm
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Jeff Howard
2004

Dan's wiki inspired me to dig out an old experiment I worked on about
six months ago for prototyping gestures with a Wii Remote on my
Macbook Pro. I've polished it up and posted it for others to create
their own interactive gestures.

http://www.howardesign.com/exp/wiimotion/

The experiment I prototyped uses the Wii's three gestural primitives
(roll, pitch and yaw) to control iTunes on a Bluetooth-capable Mac.

There's definitely some tinkering under the hood required to
recognize more sophisticated gestures, but the basic framework is
stable and shows how the Wii works if you want to try it out. If you
come up with your own prototypes I'd love to see them.

// jeff

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30 Aug 2007 - 6:52pm
AlokJain
2006

Jeff,

looks very good, is there another script where cursor can be
controlled with Wii, some interesting use of gestures can be made
with that.

Thanks for sharing

Cheers
Alok Jain
http://www.iPrincipia.com

On Aug 30, 2007, at 4:18 PM, Jeff Howard wrote:

> Dan's wiki inspired me to dig out an old experiment I worked on about
> six months ago for prototyping gestures with a Wii Remote on my
> Macbook Pro. I've polished it up and posted it for others to create
> their own interactive gestures.
>
> http://www.howardesign.com/exp/wiimotion/
>
> The experiment I prototyped uses the Wii's three gestural primitives
> (roll, pitch and yaw) to control iTunes on a Bluetooth-capable Mac.
>
> There's definitely some tinkering under the hood required to
> recognize more sophisticated gestures, but the basic framework is
> stable and shows how the Wii works if you want to try it out. If you
> come up with your own prototypes I'd love to see them.
>
> // jeff
>
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30 Aug 2007 - 7:17pm
Jeff Howard
2004

Alok asked:
> Is there another script where cursor can be controlled with Wii...
> Just found the answer...

Hiroaki Kimura's DarwiinRemote project on Source Forge can also
control the cursor. I based my project on his original source:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/darwiin-remote/

In practice, it's hard to actually control the cursor by gesture
alone without the IR array for added orientation, but it's possible.
I stripped that part out in my version since I kept accidently hitting
the buttons that activated the feature. It was like navigating through
Jello.

// jeff

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