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« : December 10, 2008, 06:28:39 PM »

Update 18/12/2008   This is still a beta version.
- couple new functions


Update 17/12/2008   This is still a beta version.
I spent a couple of hours on this project and add what you said, but not all. If you like the program and you want to motivate me to continue to work on it, please donate or check my other programs: www.ssaa.ocom.pl

1. The current time is 0:00:00 can extend so brooken down more 0:00:00:00? Then in excel it is a simple current time verses last time to get a time line reference to graph from. - done

2. Can you include an option to average so user can select beteen 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, 10:1. This will allow for accurate calculations for accute events and manageable data for long term events.- done


3. Start timer (as already suggested). User selects start in 30seconds, press "A" button, starts logging in 30seconds- done

4. Log timer (as already suggested). User selcts time frame (say 30 seconds) log only records for 30 seconds- done


Small update.
-I added the button that opens wii_log.txt in Excel

This is still a beta version. There is no error handling, etc. More features soon.



Hello everyone.
I could not find a good program, which draws the acceleration in real time. So I wrote a small program.

If you find a bug let me know.

Screenshot




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« : December 17, 2008, 07:07:50 PM eziosoft »

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« #1 : December 10, 2008, 08:34:18 PM »

eziosoft

Awesome, this is exactly what science teachers need. Can it datalog to a text file so can be graphed in excel?

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« #2 : December 10, 2008, 08:50:21 PM »

The program creates wii_log.txt in the application folder. The file can be opened in Exel or just copy its contents.
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« #3 : December 10, 2008, 11:33:08 PM »

very nice, looks like a great program.

Dice :)

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« #4 : December 11, 2008, 01:40:44 AM »

Great application with lots of "impressive-factor"

Good job!

//UndCon


EDIT:On my initial test i ran into a problem...program crashed...

The batteries in the wiimote gave up :D

So it might be a good thing to add code that can handle if the Wiimote gets disconnected
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« #5 : December 15, 2008, 05:23:37 PM »

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I have been looking at this with some Physics teachers, really cool!

I will soon post an excel file that includes some physics related graphs and concepts that will compliment your data file. Perhaps you could integrate into your package so the file is already there. This is being put together by a physics friend.

A suggested feature is a timer to start and finish. Thinking a count down timer to start the a user input to set record time in seconds. So a user can set start recording in 30 seconds (user setting) (perhaps a count down with beeps) then it records for records for 90 seconds (user setting).

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« #6 : December 15, 2008, 05:59:39 PM »

Any suggestion is welcome
Now working on a logging movements infrared light-emitting diodes, but I can not cope with Triangulation  ;D

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« #7 : December 15, 2008, 10:29:06 PM »

eziosoft

Some suggests from Science Teachers that see a huge potential for this in the classroom:

1. The current time is 0:00:00 can extend so brooken down more 0:00:00:00? Then in excel it is a simple current time verses last time to get a time line reference to graph from.

2. Can you include an option to average so user can select beteen 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, 10:1. This will allow for accurate calculations for accute events and manageable data for long term events.

3. Start timer (as already suggested). User selects start in 30seconds, press "A" button, starts logging in 30seconds

4. Log timer (as already suggested). User selcts time frame (say 30 seconds) log only records for 30 seconds

5. Can you add a time factor column or change 'N' to a time factor (if 1:1 then time factor is n/100, if 2:1 then time factor is n/50, if 3:1 the time factor = n/33.333333)

6. Can the log go direct to a excel spreadsheet with Graphs already included. (I can help with the graphs).

Once again great program :)

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« #8 : December 16, 2008, 05:03:42 AM »

I also showed this at work and they were really impressed :)

Then I imported the log into Excel and they wanted to have a go  in the car with wiimote to measure  Gforce

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« #9 : December 16, 2008, 05:35:41 AM »

Undcon
I remember you posting an application to connect wiimote to a windows mobile?

I have a dream:

my ZX6R ,
my wiimote,
my Dopod 838pro ,
this application

and some serious physics!

benpaddlejones :)
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« #10 : December 16, 2008, 07:43:42 AM »

We have an advanced group of middle-school aged students learning physics after school so they can go on a field trip to an amusement part to calculate different elements of the rides. (wow, a long sentence) Using the wiimote to calculate G's would be a fantastic resource.

I'm glad you posted that here. I wouldn't have thought of it myself. :P


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« #11 : December 16, 2008, 03:52:26 PM »

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You could get a mini laptop with BT then gaffa tape the wiimote to a roller coaster chair. Sit next to it and record the data.

You would get some really interesting data between the 3 axis but also the pitch and roll.

Extension/Gifted & Talented students will be able to sort through the mass of data. Teach them a few Excel calculation tricks and they are away!

Worth reporting on.

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« #12 : December 16, 2008, 04:49:26 PM »

Thanks for the answers and suggestions. I'll try to slowly add options to my program to match your needs:)

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« #13 : December 16, 2008, 08:22:05 PM »

Undcon
I remember you posting an application to connect wiimote to a windows mobile?

I have a dream:

my ZX6R ,
my wiimote,
my Dopod 838pro ,
this application

and some serious physics!

benpaddlejones :)

   
I think that this is not possible today. Connecting to Windows Mobile - No one's done that. If you have any information on this topic to let me know.



eziosoft

5. Can you add a time factor column or change 'N' to a time factor (if 1:1 then time factor is n/100, if 2:1 then time factor is n/50, if 3:1 the time factor = n/33.333333)


can you explain it to me?
« : December 16, 2008, 08:58:06 PM eziosoft »

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« #14 : December 17, 2008, 05:03:55 AM »

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I think that this is not possible today. Connecting to Windows Mobile - No one's done that. If you have any information on this topic to let me know.

I was able to retrieve and realtime-graph wii remote data with a Nokia 770, but it was not Windows mobile (a sort of Linux thing).
« : December 17, 2008, 05:10:37 AM insertnick »
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