You know, if we knew a little more about Mac programming, this would be a pretty cool app and source code to mess around with. Hiroaki made an Mac application that can potentially allow users to control other programs using your Wiimote.
Called the DarwiinRemote, it's an app that sends and receives data to and from the Wiimote. Currently, the DarwiinRemote can only support single mouse and AppleRemote modes, but Hiroaki is hoping to put a lot of other features in future versions of his work. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 and above and Universal Binary though, so make sure you have those as well before testing this.
Of course, he does remind you that this is called DarwiinRemote v0.1a for a reason. It's new, experimental, and probably unstable, so you'd best use caution when tweaking stuff on it. If you'd like to see the basic instructions for getting the app to work with your Wiimote, as well as the key mappings and plans for future revisions, we've also listed them for you. Be sure to send Hiroaki some love over at his blog as well!
Enjoy the download, and let's see if Hiroaki's DarwiinRemote v0.1a can bring about an evolution in Wiimote use.
1. Launch DarwiinRemote
2. Press 1 button and 2 button of your Wii Remote simultaneously
* Wii Remote becomes "discoverable mode" (4 blue LEDs are blinking)
3. Log drawer in DarwiinRemote reports "Wii Remote is found!"
* When DarwiinRemote cannot connect to Wii Remote, disconnect bluetooth connection (press power button in seconds) and restart DarwiinRemote (will fix...).
4. Have Fun!
Wii Remote to Key Mapping
B Return (Play/Pause in FrontRow)
Minus Command + Left (Volume Down in FrontRow)
Home Command + ESC (Enter FrontRow and "Menu" button)
Plus Command + Right (Volume Up in FrontRow)
1 Page Up
2 Page Down
Stuff for future versions:
* User Interface
* Key mapping configuration
o e.g. invoke AppleScript
* Sensor calibration
* IR sensor support
* Extension Port support
* Speaker support
* Gesture Recognition
* More stable codes
* QC Custom Patch
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Playstats A utility to analyse the play history on the Wii (shown under Today's Accomplishments on the Wii Message Board)
DarwiinRemote For instance, imagine doing a slideshow on Mac using your Wiimote to direct the flow of your presentation