Sponsors of Wiimoteproject.com
IR Pens for Wiimote Whiteboard
Wiimote Project » Hardware Support » IR Pens » IR pen gallery
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: IR pen gallery  (Read 19126 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
*
Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 4
Offline Offline
View Profile Email
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:06:55 PM »

Hey.

How about having a single, huge, thread where we all post our pictures of the IR pens we have. This is going to be a big 56k WARNING. It'll probably help some people to get some insparation. So, yeah. Go ahead, post your best pictures.
Logged
*
Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 1
Offline Offline
View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 12:40:47 PM »

ok i'll be first i suppose...
here's mine, it holds one AA battery between two springs i pulled out of click-pens.  the only thing i actually bought on this was the momentary switch, the rest were various plumbing (water and gas) parts i found along with the solder and whatnot...i'm thinking of trying to replace the AA battery with a stack of watch sized batteries.  I also made a nicer looking one out of an LED penlight which i replaced the LED to an infrared one i found out of an old TV remote (the remote had two) and i had to file the led housing down to expose the led a bit better, but here's pics of the one i'm proud of =)












Sorry for the crappy quality, but you get the idea...you cant see it too well, but it has a small exposed blue wire and the momentary switch is just glued on the outside of the main housing...
« Last Edit: July 07, 2008, 12:42:22 PM by sammydadams » Logged
Support Admin
*
Karma: +11/-3
Posts: 566
Offline Offline
View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 02:55:09 PM »



Here is mine - more pictures here:

http://www.undcon.com/mods/irpen/
Logged

*
Karma: +1/-0
Posts: 48
Offline Offline
View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 03:11:53 PM »

My IR Pen #2



More info:
Inside my IR Pen#2
Assembled in 4 easy steps

http://clinik.net/wiimote/wiimote_info_my_pen_2.php
Logged

*
Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 1
Offline Offline
View Profile Email
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 02:24:15 PM »

LED $1.99, Pen Lite $1.99, Duct tape $???

Pen Lite contains 2 AAA batteries.  LED soldered to the front of the first battery and the second is flipped backwards taking it out of the circuit.  This reduces the second battery to the status of spacer/spare but it
reduces the voltage to 1.5v taking away the need for a resistor. Shortening the pen barrel is also necessary to get it all to work.
Logged
*
Karma: +8/-0
Posts: 83
Offline Offline
View Profile
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 09:00:30 PM »

here is mine Wink








parts:
old empty textmarker
ir led 1€
springs from two ballpens
some wire and hot glue
button out of an old pc mouse

so thet thing costs 1€ Wink

thex
Logged

Please donate via paypal to the WiimoteConnect project

project thread!
*
Karma: +1/-0
Posts: 28
Offline Offline
View Profile
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2008, 04:41:37 AM »

Side-Mounted LED pens:

Pixel & Presentation Pens
Logged
*
Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 25
Offline Offline
View Profile
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008, 01:08:06 AM »

I have several variations based on an easy to mod USB rechargeable LED pen:
1. IR LED inside and IR outside top mounted
2. IR outside side mounted
3. IR tip
4. All 4 of them
Logged
*
Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 27
Offline Offline
View Profile Email
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 10:21:04 PM »

here is the low cost multi function professional IR Pen I have posted.

http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/low-cost-professional-wii-light-pen-plus-4-in-1-multi-function/

I also opened a store to sell them if anyone is interested.
http://thetechguyusa.com/shop/




Jon
www.thetechguyusa.com
« Last Edit: July 23, 2008, 11:19:39 PM by thetechguy » Logged
Support Admin
*
Karma: +49/-0
Posts: 1178
Offline Offline
benpaddlejones@live.com.au View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2008, 07:47:17 PM »

Wiimote Friends

My Pens:

This is my first fully functioning pen. (I made a few before this that a) didn't work, b) had wires going everywhere or c) looked/worked terribly). The grommet comes out and the rechargeable battery slides out and can be put in a recharger, whilst still connected.


This is the pen my students use. It is very cheap and easy to replace IR-Led if dropped.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAEUalT6mfU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAEUalT6mfU</a>
The parts list is in the youtube description.

This is my latest and greatest pen. I made two identical IR-Pens together, they work fantastically! Plus they look awesome and the recharger was a really cool idea. I prefer the thinner one, mostly because the shrink wrap gives it a nice feel. I wanted to try a fatter body as always used the thinner ones, I find the thinner pens feel more ergonomic with the switch added.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4ZuiwLGE8I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4ZuiwLGE8I</a>
The parts list is in the youtube description.


Benpaddlejones  Cheesy
« Last Edit: July 19, 2008, 07:52:54 PM by benpaddlejones » Logged


See my full profile and links on my Google Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/benpaddlejones
Support Admin
*
Karma: +11/-3
Posts: 566
Offline Offline
View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2008, 11:26:12 PM »

Really Nice Ben!

your students seems hooked Wink
Logged

*
Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 4
Offline Offline
View Profile Email
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2008, 10:57:46 AM »

Here is my pen.





I just used an ordinary white board pen.
Logged
Guru
*
Karma: +28/-0
Posts: 928
Offline Offline
Smoothboard Developer
View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2008, 03:59:45 PM »

Wiimote Friends

My Pens:

This is my latest and greatest pen. I made two identical IR-Pens together, they work fantastically! Plus they look awesome and the recharger was a really cool idea. I prefer the thinner one, mostly because the shrink wrap gives it a nice feel. I wanted to try a fatter body as always used the thinner ones, I find the thinner pens feel more ergonomic with the switch added.

The parts list is in the youtube description.

Benpaddlejones  Cheesy

Wow!
This must be the coolest custom made IR pen in the world. Wished I had one too. Smiley
Currently I am using a very unreliable IR pen. My switch is constantly causing the IR source to blink. I have to press it at a weird angle to get the switch to turn on. Sad
Will create a better one, once I have completed the application.

Once again, great work!

P/S: Maybe you can start making and selling IR pens. Smiley
Logged

Smoothboard
Wii Whiteboard/Wiimote Whiteboard with annotation features and collaborate with multiple iPads and Android Tablets!

Smoothboard for Mac
Using a Mac? Now you can annotate on PowerPoint or Keynote slideshows!

BoonJin[/url
Support Admin
*
Karma: +49/-0
Posts: 1178
Offline Offline
benpaddlejones@live.com.au View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2008, 11:56:25 AM »

Currently I am using a very unreliable IR pen. My switch is constantly causing the IR source to blink. I have to press it at a weird angle to get the switch to turn on. Sad
Will create a better one, once I have completed the application.

No intention to start wholesaling pens (too many other big ideas)!

Not sure about fellow users but I find it unacceptable that the man that is putting in a huge amount of time to do some really cool work on the Wiimote Smoothboard doesn't have a good IR-Pen.

I just bought the parts, so PM me your postal address, and I will assemble this Low Brow tech item this weekend and post on Monday!

Benpaddlejones Smiley
Logged


See my full profile and links on my Google Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/benpaddlejones
*
Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 9
Offline Offline
View Profile
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2008, 02:32:11 PM »

Ben,

Couldn't agree more, Boonjin is doing amazing things and need a decent pen, i'll be testing out the new release in the classroom tomorrow, the school i'm at has just currently ordered 100 Vishay TSAL6400 LEDs and plan on putting together a heap of pens with the gifted and talented students.

I have one question, you use a rechargeable AAA, and as far as i'm aware, you were using the above diode which has a forward voltage of 2.6 and a AAA only has 1.5V. how much does it affect pen performance or have you changed diodes?
Logged
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Clicky Web Analytics