Author Topic: IR pens in Chicago  (Read 5209 times)

Offline Thibaud

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on: July 25, 2008, 07:44:20 PM

I finally constructed my first IR pen and it works beautifully. Now I propose my help to anyone desiring to construct an IR pen in the area of Chicago. I cannot make pens for you or send them to you by mail, but you can meet me in Chicago if you live here as well and we will construct the IR pen together. I have the necessary tools (drill and soldering station) and I know where to buy the electronic components.

For every pen we make together I will make another one and will give it away to anyone who wants to come here and get one, for just the cost of the components, no labor fees. Right now I don't have any pens available so please somebody come help me first. That's my little contribution to Johnny Lee's fantastic idea. Ideally his idea will spread to every school, and hopefully someday somebody will erect a statue or name a street after Johnny Lee.


/Thibaud Lopez Schneider


The design of my IR pen is similar to that of UndCon (bra jobbat Niclas) here: and that of others. I prefer a lever switch versus a push button because the force required on the finger is smaller, so the mouse pointer doesn't move while I press the button (stillness is necessary to double-click). My IR pen uses the following components:

Offline benpaddlejones

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Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 08:47:08 PM

Power to those that share 8)


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Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008, 05:11:26 PM
If i go to Chicago - I'll have to remember to get in contact with you ;)