I’ve managed to acquire a Wii remote — tricky commodity to find these days — and have gotten it up and working with both Windows and Mac. Here’s another quick teaser: Mac users are going to be in for a tougher ride as far as live music and visual control, as the BlueSoleil Bluetooth software for Windows (the one I’d recommend for any PC-based Bluetooth activities) is more cooperative about pairing. (By comparison, the homebrew Wii efforts are having to hack their own app for pairing on the Mac from scratch because OS X refuses to do it!) I haven’t tried Linux yet, but it looks like work there is progressing nicely.

More soon, but in the meantime, the good news is that the main Wii hacking site, Wiili, has found a .Mac mirror:
Wiili Wiimote

That should be your first stop for answering any questions. (Just go easy on their server. Save to a local file and then let it cool down!)

Early next week, I’ll have a music report for you, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can join our forum and share your experiences (like the first challenge, which is finding Nintendo hardware):

Wii Remote Music + Visual Control