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Offline Fopenplop

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on: December 07, 2008, 09:20:26 PM
How does clicking with a light-pen work, Does the mouse follow the LED? Does it click when it senses the IR? I'm confused, how does the system generally work?



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Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 09:44:16 PM
Fopenplop (great user name reminds me of Mad Magzine sounds)
Think of it like a touch screen. The IR-led is only illuminated when the switch is pressed. The computer registers a mouse click at the location a IR-source is detected.

This is a scenario (after calibration)
1. Cursor is located over icon on desktop
2. User places pen over 'Start Button'
3. User clicks IR-Pen
4. Compuer moves cursor over 'Start Button' and registers a left click at that location
5. Computer opens 'Start' menu
5. User moves IR-pen over 'My Music'
6. User clcik IR-pen
7. Computer moves cursor over 'My Music' and registers a left click at that location
8. computer opens 'My Music' folder

Does that make sense ?

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Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 08:38:44 PM
Oh, thank you. I wonder if there's a way to implement a pressure sensitive nib, so the cursor can follow the pen. That would be awesome.



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Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 11:48:31 PM
Fopenplop
Thats what "the groove" will offer.

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Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 11:20:27 AM
Can I use a laser pen?
~ Andy



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Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 03:38:10 PM
No. The wiimote only registers infrared light. I tried anyway, and it didn't work. :P


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