Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Crazy Summer Project

So now that I have an abundance of free time, I've decided that my big summer project is going to be making SWTOR fully interactive, using GlovePIE, a WiiMote, Wii Balanceboard, a Kinect sensor...and whatever other devices I decided to cobble together.

Before the rage, this isn't even remotely meant as a viable means of playing SWTOR...I just want to see if I can do it!

Update: Well, I've already got my Kinect working, and successfully, tested mouse and keyboard inputs using both gestures and voice commands.  It was a lot easier to set up than I expected...timewise, anyway. I had to uninstall and reinstall some drivers before it worked.  My next step is to get the Wiimote and Wii Balance Board working...which will require me to wait a couple of days for my bluetooth dongle to arrive, since my built-in one is being controlled by MotioninJoy.

Last Update: This project's been dead in the water for a while, but not for a lack of trying.  For some reason that damned Wii Balance Board will not stay connected to my computer, no matter which bluetooth dongle or bluetooth configuration stack I use.  If I get inspired or find a new solution at some point, I may try again.  Someday.

Guess Who's Back? (Back Again) Peeps is Back! (Tell a friend!)

Alternate cheesy cliché titles: Peeps Dun Graduated, I'm Baaaaaaaack, and Heeeeeere's Peepsy!

Well folks, after three very painful, grueling years of idiotically trying to pursue a Theoretical Math degree with a wife and two kids, I've finally graduated.  And now I'm back in the game.  You've got questions?  I've got answers.  Let's play!

Also, I'm on Twitter now. Tweet me @PeepsMcJuggs for tech support questions, or follow me @SW_Dad for random celebrity harassment and tales of raising the next generation of Star Wars kids.