To use the Archery Balance Trainer software you need a laptop with Linux and a bluetooth adapter (internal or external USB bluetooth dongle), an original Nintendo Wii Balanceboard and a Nintendo Wiimote (or equivalent). The Archery Balance Trainer software can be downloaded below. Note that this software needs to run on Linux, and has been tested on (L)Ubuntu 14.10 and older versions but should run on other Linux flavors as well. Most Linux Desktop installations have everything you need, except for Tcl/Tk and Bluetooth packages. Installation depends on your choice of Linux

sudo apt-get install tk8.6
sudo apt-get install tcl8.6
sudo apt-get install bwidget
sudo apt-get install bluetooth

Should do the trick.



Download the correct file below, and unpack it

tar xvfz <file>


Try it out

This software is free for evaluation!

Start with


Go to File menu and select Emulation. Now the software can be used, but the Wii balanceboard and Wiimote connection will be emulated.

Go to File menu and select Connect. The first time you get a dialog. If everything went well, the MAC address of your laptops Bluetooth adapter is already filled in. If not, find out what is is, and fill it in by hand. Use 1234 as Pin! You can now pair the two devices with your laptop. If successful, you have 20 seconds to make sure the signals of both devices are received (just move the wiimote and slightly press one of the balanceboard's feet). An unlimited fully working PIN can be purchased from the developer upon request.

If you have made a mistake in the Connection setup (or the PIN). Go to Help and select Reset Pin.





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