Hi, I was searching info about the wimote whiteboard upgrade and I found this group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/bluecove-users/7jWv1V1GC-4/EpPs5XExpBEJ.
I was reading info and saw this: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/bluecove-users/7jWv1V1GC-4/m3oGFQrRKBMJ
The post talk about a compilation, and i decide download the bluecove-2.1.1-SNAPSHOT.jar in raw from https://github.com/ixd-hof/Processing/tree/master/Examples/Input/Wiimote_BalanceBoard/code
Terrific results! I just completed a test drive with your wii-mote whiteboard software version (10dot8_and_later.dmg) on my MacBook Pro running MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks. It connected successfully (wii mote sync) and I was able to calibrate the screen with an IR Pen. Ran a couple of applications (Paintbrush 2.1.1, Safari)…all worked with success!
A couple of small challenges as the built in Bluetooth scanner competes with the Wii-Mote Whiteboard software to sync with the wii-mote. Had to cancel a few pairing requests from the MacOSX . Had to turn my Bluetooth off and on to bypass this issue. As well, it take a few “red button” presses (inside battery compartment sync switch) before the sync took place.
Kudos to you Uwe for taking the time to troubleshoot the MacOSX Bluetooth compatibility issue.
Ken Waller Nipissing University firstname.lastname@example.org @kenwaller1
Thank you Uwe for your work. I tested it on 10.8 and it worked. I do get a system dialog box asking to Pair the wiimote with a passkey, but if I leave it blank and press buttons 1+2 it WW usually autopairs on the second try.
I do have a question about the TUIO messages. I see active is one message and then the message that looks like the screen coordinates. I see three (are these Width, Height, and Z(distance from screen). If this is documented somewhere please let me know, I couldn’t find it.
YES!! Took me a little while to get it up and running. I didn’t realize that I had to have Bluetooth on, but not discoverable. Also, it does seem to take 2 tries each time for it to open. (Get “Failed” message on first try, clicked message shut, tried again, and presto! This happens every time I open the app.)
Also, I found that for some reason the Move and Click option was not enabled and I therefore couldn’t complete calibration. Working from past memory, I knew I had to have that ability in order for it to complete calibration, but for some reason I wasn’t able to select it to enable it. I went in to the Wiimote’s preferences and selected every box… don’t know if I really needed to do all of them… but once I did, everything worked great!
Thanks again, Uwe (And thank you too, Carlos!)
hi i am unable to get wiimote running on my mac ver.10.9 my steps are:
nothing happens. am i doing something wrong? help please.
any idea why i get this error when i press 1 & 2 on the wiimote
Process: WiimoteWhiteboard  Path: /Applications/WiimoteWhiteboard.app/Contents/MacOS/WiimoteWhiteboard Identifier: org.uweschmidt.wiimote.whiteboard.WiimoteWhiteboard Version: 1.0.3 (20100605) Code Type: X86 (Native) Parent Process: launchd  Responsible: WiimoteWhiteboard  User ID: 501 Date/Time: 2013-11-30 22:15:56.516 -0600 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9 (13A603) Report Version: 11 Anonymous UUID: F72AA1AD-E643-C117-3087-CDFD51DB58C9 Crashed Thread: 30 Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000c0000020 VM Regions Near 0xc0000020: Stack 00000000bf803000-00000000c0000000 [ 8180K] rw-/rwx SM=COW --> CG shared images 00000000c0003000-00000000c000b000 [ 32K] r--/r-- SM=SHM Application Specific Information: objc_msgSend() selector name: nameOrAddress Java information: Exception type: Bus Error (0xa) at pc=0000000091f6a4a7 Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (20.65-b04-462 mixed mode macosx-x86) Current thread (0000000008cab400): JavaThread "OS X Bluetooth CFRunLoop" daemon [_thread_in_native, id=-1303564288, stack(00000000b2453000,00000000b24d3000)] Stack: [00000000b2453000,00000000b24d3000] ...
Download the newest version that Uwe posted (link below)…I am using it successfully with Mavericks 10.9.1 MacOSX.
Java is required. If not installed, download from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572
I have this new Wii remote, just bought it a month ago, and i use mac os x 10.9.2, I downloaded the newest version of the wiimote software and the bluetooth is On and I open the app, but there is always the Searching tab, and even my wiimote keeps its 4 blue LED blinking if i press 1 and 2 buttons, but the software never detects it.
i don’t have a Nintendo, i bought a new wii motion plus remote for my presentation but its not working….
please help me somebody :)
many thanks in advance
Please help! I bought the original wii motion plus inside (rvl-036). I use Windows 7 32-bit, L420 lenova laptop.
I pressed 1 and 2 button, the 4 lights blinks. I tried connecting the bluetooth (which is inbuilt) but this remote is not getting recognized and the blinking doesn’t stop.
I am running Windows7 and have a Rock Candy wiimote. I’m having trouble with issues such as winsock not supported and hid device list errors. I believe the culprit may be the bluetooth radio.
Can any of you Windows users please tell me what brand of bluetooth you use?
Hi to all, I run wiimote whiteboard on a MacBook Pro, with Os X 10.9.3 (aka Mavericks). Everything works like a charm: the wiimotes are detected, then registered by the app, I can calibrate, and then… big surprise! If the video mirroring option is set on ON (LCD screen & video projector show the same image), there’s no problem. If the vide mirroring option is set on OFF (2 independent displays), then the cursor is about 2 centimetres ABOVE the actual position of my IR pen. Has anyone been encountering the same symptom? Is there a trick? Is it due to the difference in resolutions? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. François.
je suis surpris que ça puisse marché avec Mavericks Mac Os 10.9.3, parce qu’il n’y a plus dans utilitaires Bluetooth de l’ordinateur, la possibilité de choisir les appareils qui doivent ou ne doivent pas fonctionner, donc aucune possibilité pour laisser la main à WWb, comment as tu fait ?
pour y arriver sous maverick. tu déconnecte la manette via le raccourci en haut. ça fiât planter l’association puis tu laisses fonctionner WiimoteWhiteboard et tu réappris sur les touches 1 et 2 et là ça fonctionne. Tu peux le vérifier en regardant le menu log du logiciel. Bon courage en attendant une modification du logiciel.
I use mac OSX 10.9.3, I downloaded the newest version of the wiimote software and the bluetooth is On and I open the app, but there is always the Searching tab, and even my wiimote plus keeps its 4 blue LED blinking but the software never detects it.
in LOG :
FINE 10:50:34 WiiRemoteJ: Found Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR (8CCDE8AEE86C) FINE 10:50:34 WiiRemoteJ: Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR is NOT a known device.
please help me! many thanks Claude
Yes and no. When we set up our store we tried a wide number of alternative 3rd party Wii remotes and they all connect and ‘work’ BUT…we never found one with the same standard of camera as the official Nintendo Wii remote. Typically 3rd party remotes have to be much closer, <3 metres whereas the official version was ok up to double that distance. Also with 3rd party remotes we found drawings were less accurate - in our test we drew circles and most 3rd party remotes had at least 3 straight lines!
i made all these steps but it doesn’t work. Wiimote-Whiteboard Software doesn’t detect the wiimote. i have a OS X 10.9.4 and i tried it with a old wiimote and a new wii MotionPlus. i also tried other suggests to solve the problem (Load the sofware a few times new, be sure that the wiimote isn’t paired with your macbook and so on). Is it a common problem depending on 10.9.4 or is perhabs a problem of my new macbook air, which i bought one month before.
Any ideas why the software doesn’t detect the wiimotes ?
Need Help! I’m going nuts!
Hi everyone, I am planning to do a project using wiimote to create an interactive whiteboard with enhanced features. I have downloaded the initial source code from http://johnnylee.net/projects/wii/. But I want to modify the source code. Can anyone please suggest the best tool with which I can edit and compile the code?
I had the same trouble on my Macbook Pro runing 10.9.5 - wouldn’t recognize any of the three Wiimotes I’ve tried. Finally, I thought of seeing if the Mac would recognize the Wiimote at all as a bluetooth device. With Wiimote Whiteboard still open, I opened Bluetooth Preferences and it started searching for devices. As soon as my Mac found the Wiimote and recognized what it was, it popped up in Wiimote Whiteboard as it should have in the first place. I never connected through Bluetooth Preferences on the Mac, just through WW. I believe I’ve had to do this each time I’ve tried to use WW, but it’s worked fine after going through this process.
Is there a chance that this might work with the [current] Wii Remotes? I had to hack the WiiRemoteJ code to recognize the device string. But even after that, it simply hangs after a couple of lines:-(
The log when pressing the sync button on the back:
--------------------------------------------------------------------- INFO 21:50:14 Calibration Event: SCREEN_CHANGED FINE 21:50:36 WiiRemoteJ: Found Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR (CCFB65610A34) FINE 21:50:36 WiiRemoteJ: Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR is a Wii Remote. INFO 21:50:36 WiiRemoteJ: btl2cap://CCFB65610A34 FINER 21:50:37 WiiRemoteJ: Initial connection complete. FINER 21:50:37 WiiRemoteJ: Calibrating accelerometer... FINEST 21:50:37 WiiRemoteJ: Data write finished. FINEST 21:50:37 WiiRemoteJ: Data write finished. FINEST 21:50:37 WiiRemoteJ: Data write finished. --------- Nothing more ------------------------------- When pressing the 1 & 2 buttons the log lists: ----------------------------------------------------------- INFO 21:55:58 Calibration Event: SCREEN_CHANGED FINE 21:56:19 WiiRemoteJ: Found Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR (CCFB65610A34) FINE 21:56:19 WiiRemoteJ: Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR is a Wii Remote. INFO 21:56:20 WiiRemoteJ: btl2cap://CCFB65610A34 FINER 21:56:20 WiiRemoteJ: Initial connection complete. FINER 21:56:20 WiiRemoteJ: Calibrating accelerometer... ---------------------------------------------------- and then the connection is lost:-( ---------------------------------------------------- Feb 08, 2015 9:57:26 PM wiiremotej.WiiRemote$1 run WARNING: Error, unexpected IO error. java.io.IOException: Peer closed connection at com.intel.bluetooth.BluetoothStackBlueZ.l2Receive(Native Method) at com.intel.bluetooth.BluetoothL2CAPConnection.receive(BluetoothL2CAPConnection.java:115) at wiiremotej.WiiRemote$1.run(WiiRemote.java:337) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:744) ----------------------------------------------------
Hallo everybody. Same problem. After hours of researches, I discovered it can be related to WIDCOMM driver version. Version 6.x (actual version installed on Win7 and later) doesn’t work. Version 5.x seems to work but I didn’t find any installation package of this version. I’ve tried inside an Win XP virtual machine and it works great!!! Maybe this will be my workaround.
Hello. First, i would thank the developer for such great application, but the thing is that i want this same application of wiimote whiteboard for android ANDROID OS os. I can mirror my screen on my smart tv,. It would be the coolest thing ever if there was a simple apk version of wiimote whiteboard for android. Please help. I am so excited for this. Please please please please please please please .
I got it working on windows 7 64bit by opening the .jar file as a .zip file, deleting the 2.1.0 version of bluecove from lib/ , and adding this jar instead: http://snapshot.bluecove.org/distribution/download/2.1.1-SNAPSHOT/2.1.1-SNAPSHOT.63/
At least it starts up, I have yet to pair an actual wiimote :-)
I’ve the same reported problem with new Wii motionplus.
FINE 01:08:10 WiiRemoteJ: Found Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR (B8AE6E511A46) FINE 01:08:10 WiiRemoteJ: Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR is NOT a known device.
As nobody response, I can think that this project is abbandoned. we must discourage new users to try to buy hardware to use it, because is not supported, and never will be.
Does IRpensonline.com still work? The page seems very old and I am afraid of trying to buy, entering my card information and then not getting the IR pen….
Or, does anyone know any good places that are working and sell IR pens shipping internationally? I am located in Sweden….
chrisany idea why i get this error when i press 1 & 2 on the witomieProcess: WiimoteWhiteboard Path: /Applications/WiimoteWhiteboard.app/Contents/MacOS/WiimoteWhiteboardIdentifier: org.uweschmidt.witomie.whiteboard.WiimoteWhiteboardVersion: 1.0.3 (20100605)Code Type: X86 (Native)Parent Process: launchd Responsible: WiimoteWhiteboard User ID: 501Date/Time: 2013-11-30 22:15:56.516 -0600OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9 (13A603)Report Version: 11Anonymous UUID: F72AA1AD-E643-C117-3087-CDFD51DB58C9Crashed Thread: 30Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000c0000020VM Regions Near 0xc0000020: Stack 00000000bf803000-00000000c0000000 [ 8180K] rw-/rwx SM=COW— CG shared images 00000000c0003000-00000000c000b000 [ 32K] r—/r— SM=SHM Application Specific Information:objc_msgSend() selector name: nameOrAddressJava information: Exception type: Bus Error (0xa) at pc=0000000091f6a4a7 Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (20.65-b04-462 mixed mode macosx-x86)Current thread (0000000008cab400): JavaThread “OS X Bluetooth CFRunLoop” daemon [_thread_in_native, id=-1303564288, stack(00000000b2453000,00000000b24d3000)]Stack: [00000000b2453000,00000000b24d3000]…
I’m having a really hard time connecting two wiimotes to my computer. I’m on a Mac running El Capitan. I am using the original Wiimote (not the TR version). I can pair one, but, unfortunately, one remote isn’t enough to adequately cover the size of the projected area. The connection closest to the remote is fine, but it quickly turns spotty the further away I get. I have done a lot of research on the subject and tried many things, but to no avail. I will admit that I am more on the intermediate side of computer knowledge.
Even just connecting one wiimote can be hard, as I have to delete my bluetooth plist after each time a wiimote connects or else it won’t connect again. My computer won’t let me completely delete the wiimote after each use from the bluetooth preferences bar without completely deleting the plist. I have read through a bunch of difference forums, including a bit of this one, but haven’t been able to find an answer.
I am an elementary teacher at a school with only projectors. I used to be at a school with 2 SmartBoards in each classroom. I would love to get this to work, so I can demo it for my staff. I would appreciate any help/advice. Thanks!
HELP! I’m using Windows 7, and a very cheap Bluetooth 2.1 dongle. When I try to connect the wiimote I get the error message “Wiimote failed to connect. Not supported on Winsock”. I’ve installed BlueSoleil demo, but I get the same message “… not supported on BlueSoleil”. How can I make it work on Windows 7? Do I need a special Bluetooth device / stack? Many thanks! Daniele
Hello there! I’m running OSX 10.11.5 El Capitan. I’ve downloaded “Mac application (OS 10.8 or later)” but it doesn’t work here. My java version is “Version 8 Update 91 released in 19/04/2016 ” and the message is: ““WiimoteWhiteboard.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should eject the disk image. “WiimoteWhiteboard.app” is on the disk image “WiimoteWhiteboard-10dot8_and_later.dmg”. Google Chrome.app downloaded this disk image today at 12:05 AM from www.uweschmidt.org.”
Do you guys have some idea? Have a great one!
I’m running Mac OS X 10.11.5 on a macbook pro (retina, intel) and the Mac version of WiimoteWhiteboard. I can’t manage it to recognize my wiimote controller, even setting its mac adress in the .plist using the org.uweschmidt.wiimote.whiteboard.wiimoteAddresses key. the log says:
FINE 14:09:25 WiiRemoteJ: Found Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR (182A7BC7D51D) FINE 14:09:25 WiiRemoteJ: Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR is NOT a known device.
Tried the java version but it ends up with a popup “The dialog is decorated” after a few seconds.
Does anyone managed to use wiimotewhiteboard on OS X - el capitan ?