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« on: May 26, 2008, 10:59:06 PM »

I wanted to share the second incarnation of my side-mounted LED pen. I always wanted to make a mini-LED pen for use at my desk since I started this crazy project in March.

I took a small laser pointer, cut off the laser diode, and then attached leads to the provided switch(negative end) and case (which carries the positive). Using a Vishay TSMF3710-GS08 surface mounted (SMT type) LED I was able to solder the leads coming out the end and fold the LED over to form the point. See pics below...

Link to my Picasa page for more on this and other wiimote projects:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Micbridge/WiimoteWhiteboardProject
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 05:24:47 AM »

I tested this out with my monitor today and it worked great. The detail was fine enough to draw with in Photoshop.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 11:43:08 AM »

Thanks for the info. Could you elaborate more on how you position the WiiMote?
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 06:24:52 PM »

I glued a 1/4" nylon nut to the bottom of my Wiimote with gorliia glue. I let it set up overnight. Then, with the nut in place, I screw the wiimote on to a cheap 6" tall camera tripod (radioshack for 6bucks). I set the tripod with wiimote ontop on my desk pointing toward my lcd screen at about a 30-45 degree angle. I somtimes have to fiddle with the location so the wiimote can 'see' the full screen. With this pen I'll always set up the wiimote to my left. I just posted a couple pictures of the nut glued to the wiimote on my picasa paged that is linked in my first post above. Hope this helps.
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