Wiimote remote game controller interface

Hi Everyone.

When positioning the CNC head, I’ve often found it awkward looking back and forth at the work piece and the touch screen, so I’ve connected my Wiimote to control the Snapmaker. I’ve also ingrates touch plate style auto zeroing (an extension of what’s discussed in a earlier topic:
https://forum.snapmaker.com/t/experiments-with-auto-zero-in-cnc/26980?u=dorringnut.

It’s connected via a Raspberry Pi using pygame, so it should be easy to adapt to other game controllers. A Wiimote is the only Bluetooth controller I have lying around.

You can see it in action on YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/e3Tybmj-1Eg

I plan to put the code on GitHub when I get a moment. Let me know if you want more info.

Cheers,
Adrian.

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Nice. Please do post the github link when it’s public.

FWIW, I’ve been a developer long enough that the first thing I do when starting a new project is setup the source control repo. Even when I’m the sole developer on a project, being able to revert my changes has saved my hide more times than I can count.