Wiimote Project

Hardware Support => IR Pens => Topic started by: shawnmichal on March 03, 2015, 04:52:57 AM

Title: Possibly very cool IR pen?
Post by: shawnmichal on March 03, 2015, 04:52:57 AM

Hey everybody,

I've been using the following optical mouse in the shape of a pen for a few years: http://www.backshop.nl/uk_new/prod_display.php?prodid=175&opdr=tel

When the tip (or the "cradle")of this pen touches the underground it lights up red like any other optical mouse. Now, I have no idea how optical mouses work, but if this thing emits infrared light then couldn't it be used to communicate with the Wii-Mote? This would be really cool since you don't have to push any button to draw on the whiteboard. Does anybody know if the red light of optical mouses are infrared lights?
I can't test this myself right now, unfortunately, because I am traveling and I left my pen mouse at home.