Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in connecting Raspberry Pi Wii remote controllers to their mini PC may be interested in a new tutorial published by the PiMyLifeUp website. Walking you through the process of setting up a Wiimote on your Raspberry Pi and show you how to setup both cwiid and wminput.
“Utilizing Wiimote controllers on the Raspberry Pi can be painful to deal with due to its handling of the Bluetooth stack. While they run over standard Bluetooth, their actual functionality is not picked up as a conventional joystick device like Xbox controllers and PlayStation controllers.”
The tutorial support both the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 mini PC systems and you will need a Wiimote controller together with a Bluetooth adapter if you are not using the Pine 3 or Zero W mini PC systems. “Sadly like most wireless controllers, Wiimotes do not work correctly with the Raspberry Pi straight out of the box. While Wiimote controllers use Bluetooth most of their functionality is not picked up correctly under standard interfaces. To circumvent this, we can utilize two different pieces of software.”
For more information jump over to the official PiMyLifeUp website by following the link below for full instructions, code and components.If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.