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wiicurtains 20080227 Wiindow curtain control

Hackszine reader clickthegoogleads wrote to us about a set of Wiimote controlled curtains:

The curtain control system is an existing system from Goelst and is called “G-Rail 6200″. Normally it is controlled by infrared or wallswitches. However, it can also be controlled with a CAN bus. I used this CAN bus to interface with an old PC.

GlovePIE has no function to send messages to a CAN bus. So I started up my good old visual basic and made a little program that handles the CAN messaging. In the first version I used the keypressed event. I made a GlovePIE script that sends out keyboard keys when the Wiimote has a certain orientation and voila… L is for left, R is for Right and S is for Stop.

Is there anything that Wiimote can’t do?

Wiindow Curtain Control – Link
GlovePIE – Link


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