gem install rwiimote Included within the gem there's a `README` that provides some documentation, along with some usage examples. Let's analyze them here: w=Wiimote.new # w.connect requires mac address of device to connect to. find it by running "hcitool scan" just after you hit 1&2 on your wiimote puts "press both 1 and 2 keys to connect" exit unless w.connect "00:11:22:33:44:55" puts "connected!" # you can turn those fancy blue leds on or off by calling on/off methods on them w.led.on w.led.off puts "click home to disconnect" while w.open? # w.update has to be called every time you want to send/receive new data to/from the device. usually it's at the beginning of a loop like this w.disconnect unless w.update # check if button "a" was pressed puts "a!" if w.a? # disconnect if button "home" was pressed w.disconnect if w.home? end
The second one shows how to access the force data:
w=Wiimote.new exit unless w.connect "00:11:22:33:44:55" # turn on accelerometer w.acc= true puts "shake to disconnect!!" while w.open? w.disconnect unless w.update # print information about each axis of the accelerometer puts "force x: " + w.force_x.to_s puts "force y: " + w.force_y.to_s puts "force z: " + w.force_z.to_s # disconnect if you were shaking too hard :) w.disconnect if w.force > 2 end
There are some other methods available, check them in the
README file. Drop me a line if something does not work or if you just have some questions about it.