Author Topic: IR Pen made easy (I think it's easier anyway, probably cheaper too!)  (Read 6872 times)

Offline Eccentri City

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Purchase 1 x UV security pen off ebay or similar, or even a shop lol..cost me 3.00 off ebay anyway.

Unscrew top and replace the UV with an equivalent IR emmiter (no wires to add or solder, just bend and snip to match)

Remove pen and chop off the pocket clip bit if you want a really small device (the end is solid, so no nasty hole).

Howzat.....? I know it isn't one of them pressure sensitive devices, but I'm sure with a bit of creative thinking it'll be easy enough.

Just thought I'd send this post as a thanks for all the info I managed to derive from the forums. Hopefully will save some people,some time, money, and effort. Of course, I fully appreciate there are those among us who just like playing and reinventing the wheel. I do it all the time....probably just have now lol



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i think it looks great, EXCEPT the fact that the led doesn't extend enough.. ?



Offline Eccentri City

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Oh C'mon, I did mention creative thinking!! See the new pics below. I've unscrewed the top and spun it the other way round to see if the hole is big enough for the IR to slide through. As you can see it does. So....all that is left to do to satisfy your desire for greater protrusion  :D is to hacksaw a few mm off the threaded end, thus, the top will then screw further down the IR body. Hope that satisfies ;-)



Offline apdewith

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I ordered the same pen and waiting for it.
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.88 only $1.67!! and free shipping!!



Offline redrodan

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Can you post the specs on the IR LED you used?  I was thinking about ordering this pen and I also want to find the right IR LED.



Offline benpaddlejones

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Can you post the specs on the IR LED you used?  I was thinking about ordering this pen and I also want to find the right IR LED.

Read:
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes!-***-updated-***/

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Hi Redrodan,

Sorry for the delay in replying to your post. I've been fishing in France ;-)if you want I can post you the same IR emitter I used (Free of charge for the IR and postage if in UK).

Regards



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These are also available in the US at http://store.myjewelthief.net/sec-pen.html.

See video below of modified pen.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/v/rx84_FDk3tQ&hl=en&fs=1[/youtube]

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