Sunday, May 04, 2008

Capstone Project: Headtracking using Wiimote

I am creating a project similar to Johny Lee's headtracking project using the Nintendo Wii remote for my final year engineering design project. 1st step is ofcourse to get the remote up and running with the existing applications created by Mr Lee. The following steps are required:

  1. Establish a bluetooth connection with the wiimote. Use the tutorial here to accomplish that. After you sync the Wiimote the lights on the remote will continue flashing as if its in sync mode, this is normal as the remote only syncs to controller 1 after the application interfaces with it.
  2. Download and install the latest .NET version and the DirectX SDK for the application to run properly. I spent a lot of time figuring out why the application kept crashing upon startup and it turned out i needed the DirectX SDK and not just DirectX 9.0c .
  3. Fire up the WiiDesktopVR.exe


The next few posts will include a dissection of the code in order to fully understand what is going on here.