Connect Wii Balance Board to Linux

Categories: PC Connect, Video, Wii Balance Board.

Matt Cutts has developed a python program that allows a Linux computer to connect to a Wii Balance Board via blue tooth and display the results graphically in real time.


“Each sensor returns 2 bytes of data and also has six bytes of calibration data. Think of it as a 16 bit number and three calibration numbers, that are also 16 bits apiece. The three calibration numbers correspond to the sensor reading for 0 kg, 17 kg, and 34 kg (those numbers should look familiar if you look at the previous paragraph). So if sensor #1 gives a value of 5725 and the 34 kg number is also 5725, then that sensor is reporting exactly 34 kg of weight on it.”

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Hello Matt, great work! What tool did u use? Can you tell me if I’d be able to do something similar with Processing®? That would be really intersting. Peter

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