Have anybody tried to connect a Nintendo Wii-controller to BeagleBoard?
Without knowing a lot about BT the controller seem to be a standard BT HID device according to:
a lot of other links can be found by a little searching using Google…
For somebody with a little knowledge of the upper BT layers I think it would be a great/fun task to integrate support for a Wii-controller based mouse or for controlling some simple games using the Wii-controller instead of using a joystick?
In case somebody jumps on the project – Please register it at: http://beagleboard.org/project
I use a PS3 SIXAXIS BlueTooth joystick with my BeagleBoard. I found
instructions for getting the SIXAXIS working on standard Linux, and
followed them to the letter on Angstrom. I had to install the
Angstrom native compile tools, but then the instructions worked on the
It looks like the same thing should be possible with the Wiimote:
Apparently, CWiid is already included in Debian. So if you want to
run Debian on the BeagleBoard, it might be even less work.
This should not be too difficult.
You could look at what I did for eeePC: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:wiimote
There are also a few pages on nslu2-linux that might be useful:
Note that you need a sensor bar. You can use the one from your WII,
but it might be more convenient to get a wireless sensor bar (which is
actually not more than a piece of plastic with a few IR leds and maybe
a resistor or 2 and of course a battery compartment).