Wiimote Project

Hardware Support => IR Pens => Topic started by: isashach on March 07, 2009, 08:47:16 AM

Title: Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote help
Post by: isashach on March 07, 2009, 08:47:16 AM
Hi, I'm new here  :), so I don't know where to put this... so move it where ever it's supposed to be. My two questions are: Can I use this software in Windows 7 build 7000? And can I use normal LEDs... since I bought 10 of them hoping to use them with this project  >:(, and in johnny lee's video, at about 3:00, he uses a blue led and a green one... I just tried, and it seemed that it dosn't work, so I thought that it may be the fact that I have Win 7 or that I have the wrong hardware.
Title: Re: Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote help
Post by: benpaddlejones on March 07, 2009, 06:17:32 PM
isashach
Nope! must be IR-Leds

Windows 7 is still unkown, be interesting to see if it will work. You can test with just a cigarette lighter, gives of IR light too.

benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote help
Post by: isashach on March 09, 2009, 12:45:27 PM
First off, sorry to put this into the wrong forum, and second of all, can I use a LED from a old tv remote?
Title: Re: Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote help
Post by: benpaddlejones on March 09, 2009, 08:06:49 PM
isashach
Many people did this very early on in the project (sadly then used this as an excuse to say it doesn't work) but they just don't cut the mustard.

You need a Vishay Tsal6400 or TSAL5300 or it won't work how you want it to.

benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote help
Post by: isashach on March 10, 2009, 12:29:49 PM
Oh no  >:(! I already ordered some IR LEDs! But can I get these someplace like ebay?
Title: Re: Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote help
Post by: benpaddlejones on March 10, 2009, 04:28:47 PM
isashach

http://www.wiimoteproject.com/for-sale/vishay-ir-led%27s/

or

Check out wiipenmakers ebay: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Infrared-Pen-Interactive-Whiteboard


benpaddlejones :)