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Hardware Support => IR Pens => Topic started by: ranchan12 on July 20, 2009, 12:57:48 PM

Title: Help with my pen
Post by: ranchan12 on July 20, 2009, 12:57:48 PM
Hi, I've tried looking all around the forum and the internet but can't seem to find the answer.

I made my IR led pen, and the led is working fine. However when I go to calibrate the pen using the four touch points, the wiimote won't pick it up. The wiimote picks it up fine when I point the pen directly at it, but won't pick up the led when I point it towards my tv screen.

Am I placing the wiimote wrong?

I even scuffed up the led to improve the tracking a bit, but it still doesn't pick it up.

I'm using these led's --> http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2399

Any help would be appreciated :D
Title: Re: Help with my pen
Post by: benpaddlejones on July 20, 2009, 09:55:42 PM
ranchan12
Your IR-Led is not up to spec, read my 101 electronics post. You need the vishay TSAL6400 IR-Led.

benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: Help with my pen
Post by: boonjin on July 21, 2009, 08:32:07 AM
ranchan12
Your IR-Led is not up to spec, read my 101 electronics post. You need the vishay TSAL6400 IR-Led.

benpaddlejones :)

Hi,

Yeah, you should follow ben's advice as he have spent a great deal of time testing all kinds of IRs. Just use the Vishay TSAL 6400 IR LEDs.

Regards,
Boon Jin