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Hardware Support => IR Pens => Topic started by: GCNinja on July 04, 2008, 04:38:51 PM

Title: I have a problem
Post by: GCNinja on July 04, 2008, 04:38:51 PM
ok, seriously, im about to cry, ive worked on this for about three days altogether and NOTHING.  I'm using http://www.terracode.com/IR_Pen/DIY_IR_Pen.html as a guide and bought ALL the parts, using their parts #.  I have four of each and none work.  I know that the longer is the pos and shorter is the neg, so i got that but still, nothing.  I dont need a resistor but i didnt solder, i just used the rubber boot to hold them, and wrapped the wire around the switch, does this matter?
I used a webcam to test because it detects my TV remote IR, does THIS matter? and finally, ill try to get pics up, ASAP. 

ANY suggestions will help, THANK YOU
Title: Re: I have a problem
Post by: Francisco on July 04, 2008, 08:12:34 PM
It seems everythngs ok...
Check my IR Pen #2 http://clinik.net/wiimote/wiimote_info_my_pen_2.php (http://clinik.net/wiimote/wiimote_info_my_pen_2.php) just in case...
Perhaps you have some ideia...
Title: Re: I have a problem
Post by: UndCon on July 05, 2008, 03:03:14 AM
IM not sure here but you say you tested with the webcam - did you see the light go on/off from the IRpen ?

just 1 thing to make sure works...

webcam, cellphonecams, digicams all works just fine to verify your IR-LED turns on and off when you press your buttons

//UndCon
Title: Re: I have a problem
Post by: benpaddlejones on July 05, 2008, 08:21:20 AM
GCNinja

First:
Read - http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes-updated-t834.0.html (http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes-updated-t834.0.html) Make sure you have applied all the lessons.

Second:
Solder!  ;D
The low current is easily lost through a poor connection. A soldering Iron cost a few dollars from any electronics store.
Watch this to learn how to:
[youtube]BLfXXRfRIzY[/youtube]

Goodluck

Benpaddlejones  :D
Title: Re: I have a problem
Post by: GCNinja on July 08, 2008, 07:18:19 PM
good news and bad news!
Good news: I got it working! bad news, it was w two AA and nit burned both me and the bulb....so ya....i guess i bought the wrong LED though i used the given product code.   
Bad News: it burnt out.   I have one more and i hope i can figure out WTF...

i found it it used AA cuz i was soldering w a ColdHeat (which if you have one, you know they suck) and it came on, so i used two AA like the CH does and it burnt me and the bulb.

any suggestions? one more try....

i hope i dont have to order any more of these LEd, i gotta ship them cuz the nearest place that sells then IE radiocrap is 80miles away
Title: Re: I have a problem
Post by: benpaddlejones on July 08, 2008, 11:14:18 PM
Ninja

I have already given you the solution to this problem >:(:

GCNinja

First:
Read - http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes-updated-t834.0.html (http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes-updated-t834.0.html) Make sure you have applied all the lessons.


You can take a horse to water but you can't make it Drink!  ;D

Benpaddlejones