Author Topic: Hardwiring the PixArt Camera  (Read 11528 times)

Offline benpaddlejones

  • Support Admin
  • *
  • Posts: 1178
  • Karma: +49/-0
    • View Profile
    • Inter.Connect.Ed
on: September 14, 2008, 09:41:46 PM
Wiimote Friends

I have seen/heard various banter about hardwiring the PixArt camera module direct to a processor, can anyone with more detailed information please provide me with some links.

A few electronics gurus in a local school are keen to give it a crack.

Cheers
Benpaddlejones :)
« Last Edit: September 14, 2008, 09:57:07 PM by benpaddlejones »


See my full profile and links on my Google Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/benpaddlejones


Offline salamat

  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 05:27:06 AM
Hi i'm interested on doing this but i'm not sure if the circuit i plan to do would work it's base on johnny lee's blog. but he didnt really show how it was connected and he used a different package IC but it's still the same

here's the circuit i plan to connect



hope you guys would comment on this thnx




Offline benpaddlejones

  • Support Admin
  • *
  • Posts: 1178
  • Karma: +49/-0
    • View Profile
    • Inter.Connect.Ed
Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 05:29:14 PM
salamat
You need an eletrical engineer really.

All I can suggest is don't directly connect your Camera us a plug/jack intermediary so can be easily rewired with out the need to buy a new Wiimote with every test.

I posted this arround the same time JCL through up the curcuitry I passed it all to the school but it was a little above them (and me).

benpaddlejones :)


See my full profile and links on my Google Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/benpaddlejones


Offline salamat

  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 07:00:52 PM
hmm the circuit i made was actually based on johnny lee's direct usage of the camera but unfortunately he didnt post the schematic in that blog but it was the same pic (actually of different packaging) but still the same PIC18F4550

but i'm note sure if the programming the camera via i2c is the same connection i was wondering if you guys could help me thnxx

somebody here already connected the pixart camera but using a different module i'm using PIC microcontroller to also enhance my knowledge on PIC that's why i want to try this

Thank you for your help

----for those who can give me a better schematic feel free to send me a message

thnx again



Offline benpaddlejones

  • Support Admin
  • *
  • Posts: 1178
  • Karma: +49/-0
    • View Profile
    • Inter.Connect.Ed
Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 07:50:51 PM
salamat
I have you tried emailing JCL he may have the curcuit to post?

Could you also please post your findings/expereince so all can learn, as this is some potential it just requires exploring.

benpaddlejones :)


See my full profile and links on my Google Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/benpaddlejones


Offline salamat

  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 10:06:42 PM
ok i'll post what ever my findings would be ...

can you direct me to jcl cant seem to find his e-mail address so i can ask for a copy of the circuit he made thnx

i'll be uploading my findings as soon as i've confirmed the schematics of the circuit.




Offline bobster23

  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 06:22:14 PM
Hi all,
         I would also like to do this eventually. I stumbled upon this site a while ago.:

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/hacking_the_wiimote_ir_ca.html

Hope it can be helpful to you. Tell me what you think

Gil



Offline salamat

  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 07:59:22 AM
Hi thanks for the link

        i would be testing my circuit tom.

and i would be hoping to post my findings by next week so.

thank you again for your help



Offline johnnyonthespot

  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 12:08:06 PM
Any luck on a schematic?

if so let me know, I'm trying to get this together.

[email protected]

good luck