Published on March 26, 2014 by TheRaspberryPiGuy

In this tutorial I show you how to use a Nintendo Wiimote with your Raspberry Pi. By the end of this video you will be able to receive button presses from the Wiimote, as well as raw accelerometer data. This is very easy to do over the simple Bluetooth protocol and you will then have a wireless controller that is perfect for tasks such as robot control. All you need is a dongle and a Wiimote!

Information:

Here is the Bluetooth dongle I use in the tutorial: www.amazon.co.uk/TINY-WIRELESS-BLUETOOTH-ADAPTER-DONGLE/dp/B0013BFQUE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1396868444&sr=8-3&keywords=bluetooth+dongle

Here is an official list of all the Raspberry Pi compatible Bluetooth dongles: elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#USB_Bluetooth_adapters

If you don’t have an official Wiimote you can pick one up from here: www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-RVLACJW1-Wii-Controller/dp/B000IMWK2G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396868792&sr=8-1&keywords=official+wii+controller

NOTE: I have not tested this tutorial extensively with third party Wiimotes and so I cannot guarantee they will work at all. I would recommend being safe and going for an official model such as the above.

Finally here is a link to the GitHub repository I use in the video: github.com/the-raspberry-pi-guy/Wiimote

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Thanks for watching!

The Raspberry Pi Guy

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173 Comments on "Raspberry Pi – How to use a Wiimote!"

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Finlay Drummond
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Finlay Drummond
1 year 11 months ago

FAAAAAAAAAAAAKEEEEEEE

Jonathan
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Jonathan
1 year 7 months ago

What do you mean?

Hutt Fam
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Hutt Fam
1 year 10 months ago

why don't you try it! it's really satisfying controlling a robot with something that would only move a tiny pointer around a screen before!

Finlay Drummond
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Finlay Drummond
1 year 10 months ago

+Hutt Fam sorry my bad! Sometimes my emotions get the better of me! Haha

Hutt Fam
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Hutt Fam
1 year 10 months ago

no. I use this for my pi robot.

7maszi7
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7maszi7
1 year 11 months ago

Thanks for the excellent tutorial.After a little tinkering I am now able to control my Raspberry pi robot with a wii controller and must say my robot is amazingly responsive 🙂 Thanks again.

7maszi7
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7maszi7
1 year 11 months ago

Thanks for the excellent tutorial.After a little tinkering I am now able to control my Raspberry pi robot with a wii controller and must say my robot is amazingly responsive 🙂 Thanks again.

Joe B
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Joe B
1 year 11 months ago

i want to use a different bluetooth gamepad to control the gpio pins on my pi. anyone know if this will work with a different bt gamepad??

Joe B
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Joe B
1 year 11 months ago

i want to use a different bluetooth gamepad to control the gpio pins on my pi. anyone know if this will work with a different bt gamepad??

Namsalt
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Namsalt
1 year 11 months ago

"Cd example/" where is the python program?

Namsalt
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Namsalt
1 year 11 months ago

"Cd example/" where is the python program?

Aku Lar Dan Sofia
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Aku Lar Dan Sofia
2 years 16 days ago

make tutorial usb rom …from A-Z please..i dont understand how..

Nur Sofia
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Nur Sofia
2 years 16 days ago

make tutorial usb rom …from A-Z please..i dont understand how..

Steven Fera
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Steven Fera
2 years 23 days ago

I keep getting "repository not found" when trying to download. any clue why?

Steven Fera
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Steven Fera
2 years 22 days ago

+Steven Fera I just copied to a usb drive to get around it.

Steven Fera
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Steven Fera
2 years 23 days ago

+TheRaspberryPiGuy yup. tried it multiple times and I have internet connection. once i put in "git clone github.com/the-raspberry-pi-guy/Wiimote.git" it asks for my username and password. then i get a 'Fatal: repository 'github.com/the-rasberry-pi0guy/Wiimote.git/"'not found

TheRaspberryPiGuy
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TheRaspberryPiGuy
2 years 23 days ago

+Steven Fera have you typed it correctly? Repository is still up and happy at: github.com/the-raspberry-pi-guy/Wiimote

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