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-=?==== Wiimote ​and its extensions ​FAQ ======+=?==== Wiimote FAQ ======
  
 =?=== Connecting and Operating the Wiimote ===== =?=== Connecting and Operating the Wiimote =====
  
-??? How do I connect the Wiimote to Osculator?+??? How do I connect the Wiimote to OSCulator?
  
-!!! After Osculator has launched, simply press buttons 1 and 2 of your Wiimote. ​ You can tell you Wiimote is connected because the Wiimote ​drawer opens up and messages are registered in the main window.+!!! Wiimotes need to be paired first. Once your Wiimote is paired with your computer, it is not needed to pair it again, just connect your Wiimote. ​These two steps (pairing & connection) are described here:
  
-??? My Wiimote ​does not connect ​although I have followed ​the previous instruction.  ​What can I do?+  * Pairing 
 +    * Open the Parameters window, 
 +    * Go to Devices / Wiimote
 +    * Click on the button "Pair a Wiimote",​ 
 +    * Press the red button inside your Wiimote, 
 +    * Pairing is done. At this point, the Wiimote may connect ​by itself to your computer, but most of the times it does not. 
 +  * Connecting 
 +    * Just press any button on your Wiimote until it connects. OSCulator doesn'​t even have to be launched.
  
-Please answer each of the items of this troubleshooting checklist:+??? My Wiimote connects to my computer whenever I touch a button, this is annoying! 
 +!!! This is how the Wiimote works by design, but there is a nice trick: just flip one of the batteries, your Wiimote will stop working and you will save batteries while on the go. 
 + 
 +??? My Wiimote does not connect although I have followed the previous instruction. ​ What can I do? 
 +!!! Please answer each of the items of this troubleshooting checklist:
  
   * Is your computer equipped with a bluetooth adapter?   * Is your computer equipped with a bluetooth adapter?
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     - take the door to the battery off,     - take the door to the battery off,
     - and press the red button.     - and press the red button.
-    This will reset your Wiimote. +  * Is your remote genuine? ​ The vast majority of Wiimotes are compatible with OSCulatorbut only genuine Nintendo Wiimotes are officially supported.
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-If you still experience problemsplease note down the bluetooth address of your device.+
  
  
 ??? My Mac does not have Bluetooth. Can I use a USB-Bluetooth adapter dongle? ??? My Mac does not have Bluetooth. Can I use a USB-Bluetooth adapter dongle?
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 !!! !!!
-  * We recommend using the [[http://www.hama.de/portal/searchSelectedProduct*NO/​articleId*170034/​searchMode*1/​action*2563/​bySearch*bluetooth+nano;​jsessionid=1868461CC52731DE9F811E1817065917.node_de_lin23?​lid=1|'​Hama Nano Bluetooth USB Adapter, version 2.1+EDR class2'​ (Model No. 00049232)]].\\ This is a cheap, compatible, efficient and super small adapter.+  * We recommend using the [[https://de.hama.com/00049232/hama-nano-bluetooth-usb-adapter-version-21+edr-class2_eng?​srcLang=0&​targetLang=1|'​Hama Nano Bluetooth USB Adapter, version 2.1+EDR class2'​ (Model No. 00049232)]].\\ This is a cheap, compatible, efficient and super small adapter.
   * One of our beta testers has been successfully using the Kensington K33348 Bluetooth Adapter.   * One of our beta testers has been successfully using the Kensington K33348 Bluetooth Adapter.
-  * The [[http://​www.belkin.com/​iwcatproductpage.process?​product_id=398674|Belkin Mini Bluetooth Adapter]] also works. 
  
 Finally, here is a list of dongles that should work in theory. Finally, here is a list of dongles that should work in theory.
   ​   ​
 http://​wiibrew.org/​wiki/​List_of_Working_Bluetooth_Devices http://​wiibrew.org/​wiki/​List_of_Working_Bluetooth_Devices
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-??? How do i switch the Wiimote on & off? 
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-!!! You can press the power button on the upper right, and hold it for 3 seconds until the lights go out. 
-To reconnect: 
-  * Open the drawer in Osculator, if closed 
-  * Click the “Start discovery” button if the wheel is not spinning. 
-  * As usual, simultaneously press and hold buttons 1 & 2 on the wiimote. 
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 ??? How many Wiimotes or Balance Boards can I use at the same time? ??? How many Wiimotes or Balance Boards can I use at the same time?
 +!!! There are in effect 8 slots that you can use to remember settings for 8 individual Wiimotes. ​ However, the effective number of connected Wiimotes depends on your computer, bluetooth adapter, operating system version, and background radio interferences. In practice, you can have up to 4 Wiimotes connected at the same time. Some users have been able to connect up to 6 Wiimotes on a single computer.
  
-!!! There are in effect 8 slots that you can use to remember settings for 8 individual ​Wiimotes.  However, you can have only up to 4 Wiimotes connected at the same time.  On exceptional cases, some users have been able to connect up to 6 Wiimotes.+If you want to use more Wiimotes, you must use several computers. 
 +Each computer runs OSCulator and forwards ​the Wiimote data to a master computer.
  
-If you want to use more Wiimotes, you must use several computers. ​ Each computer must run Osculator and forward the Wiimote data to a master computer. +The maximum number of Wiimotes in this configuration is not known, some users have been able to run orchestras with more than 20 Wiimotes this wayso it's unsure what the limit really ​is.
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-The maximum number of Wiimotes in this configuration is not known, ​I think there could be some radio interferences which would impose a limitbut can safely assume that this limit is fairly high since the bandwidth required by one Wiimote is rather low, and Bluetooth was designed to handle the case of many small devices dealing all together.+
  
  
 ??? I am getting a slight latency with the wii remote, is it possible to better the response? ??? I am getting a slight latency with the wii remote, is it possible to better the response?
- +!!! The Wiimote is sending data to the computer ​about 100 times per second.  This refresh rate is high enough to be difficult to be perceived by the human eye or ear.
-The Wiimote is sending data to the computer ​more than 60 times per seconds.  This refresh rate is high enough to be difficult to be perceived by the human eye or ear.+
  
 Some settings, however, can affect the latency and jitter. ​ In order to get the lowest latency, you will have to trade smoothing for speed. ​ Set the smoothing at zero, and you get the raw response with no delay. Some settings, however, can affect the latency and jitter. ​ In order to get the lowest latency, you will have to trade smoothing for speed. ​ Set the smoothing at zero, and you get the raw response with no delay.
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-??? How do I connect the Balance Board to Osculator?+??? How do I connect the Balance Board to OSCulator? 
 +!!! This is the same process as connecting a Wiimote.
  
-!!! Make the sure the discovery process is running. +=?=== Using the Wiimote =====
-Flip the Balance board, open the battery door, and press the the red button, it will launch the syncing process. ​ After less than a second, you should see messages registering in the main window.+
  
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-=?=== Using the Wiimote ===== 
 ??? What are Pitch, Yaw, and Roll? ??? What are Pitch, Yaw, and Roll?
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 !!! Originally nautical terms: a boat pitches (nose going up and down) and rolls (tipping left or right so you might fall off the deck) and yaws (nose oscillating left and right). Though I prefer to think of a space ship =) !!! Originally nautical terms: a boat pitches (nose going up and down) and rolls (tipping left or right so you might fall off the deck) and yaws (nose oscillating left and right). Though I prefer to think of a space ship =)
 {{ :​faq:​pry-wiimote.gif | Pitch, Roll, Yaw on a Wiimote (please don't reproduce without permission)}} {{ :​faq:​pry-wiimote.gif | Pitch, Roll, Yaw on a Wiimote (please don't reproduce without permission)}}
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 ??? Everything'​s working great for me except the YAW feature. I don't understand what happens, help! ??? Everything'​s working great for me except the YAW feature. I don't understand what happens, help!
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 !!! This the the laws of physics! !!! This the the laws of physics!
 If you don't use a MotionPlus extension ((which uses a different kind of sensors than the bulk Wiimote)), the attitude angles are estimated by measuring the the angle between the direction of the gravity force and the acceleration sensors values, if the remote is reasonably still. If you don't use a MotionPlus extension ((which uses a different kind of sensors than the bulk Wiimote)), the attitude angles are estimated by measuring the the angle between the direction of the gravity force and the acceleration sensors values, if the remote is reasonably still.
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 ??? Has anyone noticed any broad rules or guidelines for using yaw input? ??? Has anyone noticed any broad rules or guidelines for using yaw input?
- +!!! As you noticed, yaw measure depends on gravity.
-As you noticed, yaw measure depends on gravity.+
  
 It is not required to use the IR bar ((and it would not be convenient to enforce its use if for example you are playing on stage)), yaw is not compensated using the IR LEDs, thus the weird values when the Wiimote is laying flat.  FYI, we try to block yaw from moving too much on some orientations of the Wiimote. It is not required to use the IR bar ((and it would not be convenient to enforce its use if for example you are playing on stage)), yaw is not compensated using the IR LEDs, thus the weird values when the Wiimote is laying flat.  FYI, we try to block yaw from moving too much on some orientations of the Wiimote.
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 ??? Any tips on using the infrared (IR) sensor? ??? Any tips on using the infrared (IR) sensor?
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 !!! To use the infrared sensor built into the Wiimote, you can use any source light that produces infrareds, as long as you have at least two of them: !!! To use the infrared sensor built into the Wiimote, you can use any source light that produces infrareds, as long as you have at least two of them:
   * Krypton bulbs (weak under 40W)   * Krypton bulbs (weak under 40W)
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   * or made their own: http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Ryy7oPMZ2gU   * or made their own: http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Ryy7oPMZ2gU
   * you can also buy ready-made third-party IR bars with USB connection in any good computer electronics store.   * you can also buy ready-made third-party IR bars with USB connection in any good computer electronics store.
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