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Offline Katkind

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on: March 17, 2009, 02:27:55 PM
Hi!
Thats my IR-fingertip ;D The idea is not new but I have never seen someone has really made
one. Its built up from a foilbutton with pressure point, a clear polythene sheet as skeleton and
a lot of hook and loop fastener. The IR-LED is mounted backwards facing above the fingernail.
It works nice and makes a real "touch screen feeling". When I have painted the foilbutton white
I will try to show you a short video.





« Last Edit: March 17, 2009, 03:48:35 PM by Katkind »



Offline benpaddlejones

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Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 05:47:23 PM
Katkind
Very cool, I like how you are pushing boundaries with IR-sources.

Any chance of an instructional video too?

benpaddlejones :)


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Offline dice

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Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 10:41:08 PM
Katkind
Very cool, I like how you are pushing boundaries with IR-sources.

Any chance of an instructional video too?

benpaddlejones :)

I agree with Ben!  This is very cool idea and would be great for presentations

Dice



Offline Macgyver101

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Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 07:25:32 PM
Nice design. Where did you get the foilbutton switch?Did you make that also?



Offline Katkind

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Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 04:00:08 PM
Nice design. Where did you get the foilbutton switch?Did you make that also?

Found it here Artikel-Nr.: 709905 -LN

Edit: Because tracking with the backwards facing LED is not that good I will try something like that-



« Last Edit: March 20, 2009, 05:07:23 PM by Katkind »



Offline Macgyver101

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Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 03:41:14 PM
Have you tried a surface mount IR LED.  It would lay flat and point straight up.



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Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 05:07:50 PM
No, but I tryed something like that and I decapitated the LED.
Now the wiimote can see the LED all over the whiteboard but
you can only click things, drag isn't working. I think total radiant flux
is bad. Its really frustrating.  :'(