Author Topic: Use the standard Wii sensor bar?  (Read 4614 times)

Offline Stuffe23

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on: May 11, 2008, 02:44:32 PM
Is it possible to use the standard Wii sensor bar with Wiiremote Whiteboard. I know it works for a fact, but it doesn't seem to get calibrated properly.

My configuration is:
Imac with Wiiremote Whiteboard
1x Wii remote
1x Wii sensor bar

(I was thinking to use it for a digital artifact that i'm creating for a school project.)

If it's not supposed to work with Wiiremote Whiteboard with the standard configuration, then is it possible to modify the sensor bar in any way to become a pen, but with a cable? 

Offline Descalzo

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Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 10:51:04 PM
It is my understanding that the Sensor bar uses several LEDs, only shining 2 at a time.  So I guess if you were able to find a way to just activate one of the LEDs (or cover one with duct tape or something), then you could maybe do it.  Nice thing about the cable is: no batteries!

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Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 09:07:06 AM
My IR-bar is powered by USB (5volts) 2 LED's and a resistor - dead simple and very useful

The housing is from an old coat hanger and i had a spare USB-cable lying around