Control Lights with Home Assistant and Wiimote

Ferry Djaja
4 min readJan 5, 2024

I have an old Raspberry Pi Model A and a few Wiimote controllers lying around and the first thing that came to my mind is to control my home lighting with this controller. The home lighting system is managed by Home Assistant.

Prepare the Raspberry Pi 1 (Model A)

Since I am using the very old Raspberry Pi 1 Model A, I need to have a Bluetooth and WiFi dongle.

Raspberry Pi Model A
Bluetooth and WiFi dongle

Also we need to have a Wiimote controller.

Wiimote controller

Let’s prepare an image from Raspberry Pi software, I am using Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye from