[chuck-users] Bluetooth and Wiimote: a long-term feature request

Michael Heuer heuermh at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 11:23:46 EDT 2008


I have done some Wiimote --> Processing through Java Bluetooth APIs.
It is not very easy to get things working though.  Follow this thread:

http://tinyurl.com/2u6a4r  (http://processing.org/...)

It might be possible to generate OSC messages from the Wiimote and
have ChucK respond to those, e.g.

http://tinyurl.com/4y57mp  (http://beanizer.org/...)

Of course, it would be best to have support directly in ChucK.


On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 4:17 AM, Luigi Rensinghoff
<luigi.rensinghoff at freenet.de> wrote:
> Hi...
> That sounds very much interesting. I am following the chuck list without
> actually using chuck, because i use PureData. But i am also a giutarisct and
> also experimenting with wiiremotes.
> So I am Using the programm OSCulator to catch the Bluetooth Data from the
> wiiremote and that works pretty good.
> So to track the position of the guitar it should be possible by simply
> attaching IR LED's to the guitar.
> Just like this guy does
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw&feature=related
> Well,
> I hope this was of any help or inspiration
> Have a nive day
> Luigi
> Am 17.04.2008 um 10:28 schrieb Inventor-66 at comcast.net:
> I've been researching 3-axis accelerometers and have decided to build my own
> joystick HID unit.  This will require custom homemade circuit board
> construction, though not much of it, and the purchase of two $35 circuit
> boards from the web.  So no problem, it should work great and then I can
> code ChucK to know the position and orientation of my guitar at any moment
> in time.  ChucK can then do many interesting special effects to the guitar
> sound with that information, freeing the player from clumsy pedals and such.
> It should be kewl, but along the way I learned that there are many Bluetooth
> HID products which would have done the job without any special circuitry at
> all.  In fact, a $50 Wiimote - the remote control for the Wii console game -
> is a perfect little instrument tracker plus it has buttons and such as well,
> but ChucK doesn't know how to talk to a Bluetooth sensor.
> So you can see that there is good reason to add Bluetooth HID to the list of
> ChucK's features.  I wouldn't place it at high priority since the dev team
> is currently so pressured with feature requests and this is only one
> application.  Still, I wonder if such a feature as Wiimote instrument
> tracking might help to popularize ChucK?  Whatever, just making a feature
> request.  I added it to the bottom of the Wiki feature request list.
> Keep on ChucKin'!
> Les Hall
> (Inventor)
> >---------------------------------------<
> Luigi Rensinghoff
> luigi.rensinghoff at freenet.de
> skype:gigischinke
> ichat:gigicarlo

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