Did you purchase a new Wii remote and play it once or twice, and then decide that it was not for you? Do not worry, there is an alternative. You can use your old and trusty Wii remote to control your new and powerful gaming machine. You just need to connect it properly and you will be able to link the two together. In this article, you will learn how to connect your Wii remote to a golf club so that you can play ballroom dancing or simulated golf with your friend who has a new console. Be careful not to reverse the wires or else it will be very difficult to disconnect them later! If you have any doubts about how to properly connect a Wii remote to a golf club, continue reading.
Wii Remote To Golf Club Connection 101
To link the two together, you will need to find the common ground. This is usually found along the silver connection at the bottom of the remote control. Once you have found the common ground, all you need to do is press the black button on the back of the Wii remote and the LED will turn on. Once the LED is on, you can press the black button again to disconnect the two devices (for more information on the button, see our Wii Remote User Guide).
If you want to link the two devices together, here is the procedure:
- Find the common ground wire on the two devices (bottom of the remote control and the tip of the shaft). Make sure that these two wires are not connected to anything else. For instance, if they are both connected to the battery pack of the console, then they will not be able to connect to each other. If this happens, then the best solution is to remove the battery pack and connect the two wires directly to each other. This way, you will not have any short-circuits and they will not get tangled up during use.
- Once you are sure that you have found the common ground, press the black button on the back of the remote control. The LED will then turn on. In most cases, this is all there is to it. However, if you have more than one Wii remote, then make sure that you link them all together in the same manner. If one of the remotes is missing its battery, then you will have to replace it before you can connect the others. If you want to learn more about the procedure, read our Wii Remote User Guide.
- Now that you have linked the remotes together, you can start using them simultaneously. You can either press the A or B button on the back of the Wii remote to simulate the right or left button, or you can set up a quick tutorial for your friends and family to learn how to play. You can find a link to a simple tutorial for beginners in our User Guide.
- You can use the two remotes simultaneously to play simulated golf or ballroom dancing. You can also use them separately to play single player games or watch TV shows. For more information on using the remotes, read our Wii Remote User Guide.
- If you decide that the two devices are no longer working together, then simply press and hold down the black button on the back of the remote control. If you want to remove the connection, then you will have to press the same button twice in a row. Once the LED stops lighting up, then you can safely disconnect the two devices. Remember, if you reverse the wires or else connect them to different devices, it will be very difficult to separate them later without getting annoying and possibly dangerous electrical shocks!
- Do not remove the battery from the remotes. This will shorten their life. Instead, if it starts to get low on battery, then you can simply replace it. If you want to learn more about the battery pack, then read our Wii Remote User Guide.
- After playing for a while, you may find that your wrists are getting sore from keeping the remote controls in the correct position all the time. To stop this from happening, you can buy gel wristlets that are designed to store the remote controls more comfortably. Simply attach one gel wristlet to each of your wrists before you start playing. This will greatly improve your comfort level during use as well as the overall look of the game. Do not forget to remove them when you are done playing so that your wrists do not get damaged by the dry heat of the batteries inside the remotes!
- To store your remotes safely, purchase a bag that is designed to hold several remotes at once. You can also use any storage container that is large enough to securely store your two devices. Remember, remote controls are small and thin, so make sure that you store them safely so that they do not get damaged or lost.
- Last but not least, if you decide that the two devices are working together nicely and you want to continue using them, then you can invest in a rechargeable battery pack. Batteries are cheap and you will not have to change them very often. This way, you can use the devices anytime that you want without worrying about the power supply running out. If the charge gets low, then you can simply recharge it using the USB cable that is built into the console. This is what we recommend because it is much safer and more convenient than trying to find an AC adapter to charge the batteries individually. Of course, this is all in reference to the newer console versions that accept USB cables as opposed to the older model which used regular AC adapters.
With all of that said, let us move on to the next step which deals with the wiring inside the golf club itself.
Wiring Diagram For Golf Club
If you have a diagram for the golf club that you are building, then you can use it to know exactly where to attach the wires. Remember, you have to make sure that all the ends of the wires are securely capped and that they do not cause any shorts or other harmful electrical effects when interacting with other wires or metal objects. The diagram below shows you where to connect the common ground and the control wire:
Also, make sure that all the other connections are clearly labeled in black painter’s tape or electrical tape before you start permanently wiring the club. This will help you identify the proper connections quickly when you are done and it will save you a great deal of time and effort. In the event that you make a mistake and connect the wrong wire, then you will have to start all over again. This is why it is important to proceed slowly and make sure that you know exactly what you are doing.
To wire the shaft of a golf club, you will need the following connections:
- Battery Backed CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) – Camera Module
- Solderless Strap Connector
- Control Wire
- Shielded Control Wire (Green)
- Control Wire (Red)
- Common Ground
- Black Wire (for soldering)
The camera and the control wires should be the same length. If you decide to use a remote to control the camera instead of the built-in camera on the console, then you must make sure that the length of the control wire and the camera wire are the same. Also, you must ensure that the two wires are attached to the same connector on the camera or the console (usually found near the top of the screen).
How To Wire The Pro-Ject Balmoral
The Balmoral is one of the most advanced and popular wired golf clubs available online. It is constructed of lightweight but tough materials and it has a super-accurate motor which is responsible for propelling the ball in an awesome manner. It is also designed for optimal fit inside a shirt pocket. These are important features to keep in mind if you are planning on using the Balmoral frequently while playing golf. It is important to point out that although this tool is great, it can be very dangerous if not handled properly. This is why we recommend that you proceed slowly and carefully when wiring this type of equipment.
To start with, you will need to determine whether you want to use a remote or the console to operate the Balmoral. If you decide that you want to use the remote, then you will need to connect the three yellow wires found on the back of the device to the battery pack, camera, and control buttons. The common ground wire is connected to the middle pin on the battery pack. The shield wire is connected to the rightmost pin on the battery pack.