Step 1: Components
Computer (I used a raspberry pi) with a python compiler, along with libusb, python-pip, pyusb, and cwiid installed
Bluetooth Connection/Dongle (for Wiimote)
OWI-535 Robotic Arm Edge with USB extension kit
Spare time to have fun with it or show off to your coworkers and friends!
Step 2: Connecting to the robot
First we need to install libusb. Open a terminal and type: sudo apt-get install libusb-dev
Next we need to install python-pip. In the terminal type: sudo apt-get install python-pip
And we need to install pyusb. In the terminal type: sudo pip install pyusb
I assume that the robot is all built and everything functions properly; if not, I noticed several instructables on how to assemble it so I won't go over that.
Now, if your robot is connected through the usb you can use the List USB command by typing "lsusb" (without quotes of course) into the terminal. You should see a device with a vendor ID of 1267 and a product ID of 0. If not, double check your connections, batteries and see if the switch is on.