Use your wiimote as mouse

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Your WiiMote (from the Wii Console) is a bluetooth device. This article describes how to use it as a mouse. It has been tested with Ubuntu 9.04.

  • find out that you have a bluetooth adapter
# hwinfo --bluetooth --short
bluetooth:
                       Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
  • find out the you can bluetooth-connect to your WiiMote. Press 1 and 2 on your WiiMote:
# hcitool scan
Scanning ...
        00:16:4E:62:BE:31       Nokia 6230i
        00:1C:BE:EB:2A:96       Nintendo RVL-CNT-01
  • install the software for using the WiiMote as a mouse:
# sudo apt-get install wminput
# sudo modprobe uinput
# sudo wminput 00:1C:BE:EB:2A:96

Other tools

  • wmgui