Author Topic: Wireless sensor bar  (Read 7526 times)

Offline Aro

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on: May 28, 2008, 09:32:25 PM
I was in Wal-mart today and i see this

its a wireless sensor bar and it comes with battery's!

it doesn't need the wii to run its vary useful.
just thought id let you all know.

Aro.



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Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 03:48:47 AM
I did a search at walmart and there are 4 listed wireless bar's

http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_constraint=0&search_query=sensorbar&ic=48_0&Find.x=26&Find.y=6

As walmart is located on the other side of the globe compared to me I cannot check this out...



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Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 01:16:02 AM
Strangely enough, someone on the other side of the world sent me one of those from Amazon.com (Wal-Mart is close enough for me to walk, but this one came straight to my door with a Wiimote, Nunchuk and dongle.)

It is a good unit in my opinion...but, I've got nothing to compare it to.

Using the published Wii Mode 3, and report 0x37, I can track two IR objects very well using my homebrew non-.NET code, written in DarkBASIC Professional and VC++ 2005 using the newest DDK from Microsoft.

The blue power LED is very bright, which I find quite annoying. As soon as I get a workbench setup up where I am at, I'm getting rid of it. (It does not seem to affect the IR camera at all....since its very blue. So very bright and blue.)

It has a power off alarm that you can set for 1 or 2 hours, but that light will remind all but the least observant of us. It also requires that you hold the power button down for a tick before it powers down.

It is very sturdy (It holds 4 batteries.) and has two adhesive feet at either end.



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Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 09:37:35 AM
Here is the one I bought yesterday.
Not tested yet due to the bluetooth cnx problems I described in another post.
Runs on 4 AAA battery or wii power supply.

http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/866/866767p1.html




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Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008, 12:34:00 PM
Here is the one I bought yesterday.
Not tested yet due to the bluetooth cnx problems I described in another post.
Runs on 4 AAA battery or wii power supply.

http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/866/866767p1.html

Works Fine. The wiimote actually just sees 2 dots even though actually there are 6 IR leds. This is because they are in 2 groups of 3 (each of the 3 in a different direction) and the wiimote doesn't separate the 3 leds except from below 2-3 feet.