The Wii Remote got plenty of attention among Roboticists to improve Human-Robot-Interfaces and to lower anxiety for complex machines. Therefore I implemented WiiDrive for the Leonardo Robot Project. WiiDrive is a Wii Mote Control application to enable anybody to move the Leonardo Robot, without typing complex commands at the keyboard (see Video).
I have this 2005 12″ PowerBook G4 with Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.9 and was jealous of the new MacBooks’ Remote Controls. One day I found a movie on youtube about someone controlling Front Row with a Wiimote. I just didn’t find all the links in one place. Maybe this is of help for you. It should work on other Bluetooth enabled Macintosh computers as well.
1. Get Front Row to work on a Mac without Remote Control
- Download the Front Row application from Apple
- Enable Front Row on your Mac through Andrew Escobars Enabler
2. Install DarwiinRemote
- Get DarwiinRemote
- The key mapping matches the one of Front Row by default, though, you might want to change the Wiimote’s + and – buttons to change volume control as well
Works like a charme.
You can also use the Wiimote with DarwiinRemote to go through your PowerPoint Presentations 🙂