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Raspberry Pi + Wii

I recently came across this post showing the capabilities of the Gertboard. What I didn’t realise up to this point was how straight forward it was to connect up Nintendo Wii remote controls to the Raspberry Pi and use it to control programs (and activate the GPIO).

The Wii remote despite its infrared sender is actually a Bluetooth device and can be connected to the Pi via any generic (cheap) USB Bluetooth dongle and a library that turns the signals into something Python can get involved with.

Here’s a Brian Hensleys blog which explains the process of how he did it.

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