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Offline rareric

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Reply #15 on: April 05, 2008, 05:39:58 PM
We tried making a few pens, changing out LED key chains with IR bulbs and making it with an old fat pen, but the light wasn't bright enough.  Found this "safety light" online, so far works much better, IR light is bright and wiimote catches it easily.  Pen would be much better, after a while of clicking fingers get kinda tired, but after a whole day of building and soldering, we gave in.  http://store.shorelinemarket.com/phfrmipesafl.html



Offline techie

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Reply #16 on: April 19, 2008, 08:03:29 AM
I've found what seems to work great. I bought the J.C. Lee recommended ir bulbs (100) and some solder. Then I started buying keyfob lights everywhere I found them. What seems to work best is the "UFO" light. It is small and has the momentary switch. The bulb sticks out just enough and the casing is metal. The trick is replacing the white led with the ir bulb without damaging the switch since the contact is so small. There is also the trick of removing one of the batteries so it runs on a single 3v cell instead. I spent a couple days bending the prongs of the ir bulb to get it to route properly in the case without grounding out. I've bought 6 more UFO lights since my teachers are wanting them. My cost was about $8 without labor. If I could setup a heatsink and frame to support the parts while assembling, it might go faster. Once finished, its nearly indestructible.



Offline JDuzio

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Reply #17 on: May 03, 2008, 09:08:01 PM
all this seems to be kinda "honor system" trading, so just thought i would bring that up. like said in first post, policeing of the trades and qualities would need to be put in place, and i dont know what kind of effort the admins would want to put into that.

maybe using paypal, or using it as an example of how to control buy/sell?

i would hate to see a scandal, not that i would expect one, just a possibility that might complicate things.



Offline techie

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Reply #18 on: May 10, 2008, 08:34:36 PM
I put one on eBay. After building some for the school system where I work, I was told that the schools can't pay for them since I am not a vendor. The one I put on eBay and the "ufo" lights seem to be best for school environment. They have a durable case and are small with a keychain to hang them from the wall or near the projector.   You guys seem good enough with a soldering iron to do the work yourselves. If you don't want to bother, its an option. Drop me a note if you want me to make you one. [email protected]
« Last Edit: May 10, 2008, 08:38:42 PM by techie »



Offline syrnick

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Reply #19 on: June 19, 2008, 09:59:14 AM
This is really great!

I'm really interested. I'll probably want something like 5 of these.



Offline 0nyx

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Reply #20 on: June 19, 2008, 01:21:51 PM
I'm very intressted too. But I'm from germany so so sending cost would be quit expensive.
Is here anyone from germany who's making this pens too?



Offline thetechguy

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Reply #21 on: June 19, 2008, 02:42:30 PM
This is a great idea and I would be willing to make my pens as seen here. http://www.wiimoteproject.com/index.php?topic=1077.0 This pen is a bit more costly due to the fact that I buy a multi-function pen and replace the white led with an IR LED. I am guessing that I could sell them for say around $20 plus Shipping. I don't think I will pre-make them though if you are interested I will make them on demand so it may take a while for me to order the parts and make it before I will be able to ship. http://thetechguyusa.com/shop/ here is a store I opened to sell them if any one is interested. Let me know.

Jon

http://www.thetechguyusa.com
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Offline infraredpen

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Reply #22 on: June 20, 2008, 11:01:17 AM
Hi all... We were in the same boat as many of you. We attempted to build a pen, unsuccessfully. It's just not worth the time and effort for some of us. We have JUST starting selling IR Pens for just this use. We had them made specially from a manufacturer with an infrared light. Check us out:

http://www.infraredpens.com



Offline jmatson

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Reply #23 on: June 23, 2008, 07:58:03 AM
This is really great!

I'm really interested. I'll probably want something like 5 of these.


These are pressure sensitive correct?  I would definately buy at least 2!



Offline apdewith

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Reply #24 on: June 23, 2008, 12:14:52 PM
Hi all... We were in the same boat as many of you. We attempted to build a pen, unsuccessfully. It's just not worth the time and effort for some of us. We have JUST starting selling IR Pens for just this use. We had them made specially from a manufacturer with an infrared light. Check us out:

http://www.infraredpens.com


Could you be more specific on the pen you are offering? More pictures, price, shipping etc



Offline scottstheman

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Reply #25 on: July 08, 2008, 11:15:07 AM
i checked out http://infraredpens.com/ and ordered a pen

the one i ordered works really well
it has a twistable on/off switch, blinking mode, has a metal frame, looks really sleek and professional, very compact like a real pen!

heres a pic i took




funny thing is the guy i talked to via email was named scott too, nice guy!



Offline flyte

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Reply #26 on: July 10, 2008, 12:23:10 PM
i checked out http://infraredpens.com/ and ordered a pen

the one i ordered works really well
it has a twistable on/off switch, blinking mode, has a metal frame, looks really sleek and professional, very compact like a real pen!

heres a pic i took




funny thing is the guy i talked to via email was named scott too, nice guy!

I ordered 2 of these pens. Do you find that it works well with the whiteboard app?



Offline kellykam

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Reply #27 on: July 23, 2008, 12:39:55 PM
i checked out http://infraredpens.com/ and ordered a pen

the one i ordered works really well
it has a twistable on/off switch, blinking mode, has a metal frame, looks really sleek and professional, very compact like a real pen!

heres a pic i took




funny thing is the guy i talked to via email was named scott too, nice guy!

I ordered 2 of these pens. Do you find that it works well with the whiteboard app?

Just a question for the 2 of you that ordered the pens from this website - about how long did it take for your pens to arrive? I'm in Canada, but it's been at least 3 weeks and haven't received anything yet.



Offline flyte

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Reply #28 on: July 23, 2008, 01:55:13 PM
Just a question for the 2 of you that ordered the pens from this website - about how long did it take for your pens to arrive? I'm in Canada, but it's been at least 3 weeks and haven't received anything yet.

I too live in Canada, ordered on July 9th, and I have yet to receive anything. I'm actually returning the pens when I receive them. See this post:

http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/update-pre-made-ir-pens-now-available/msg4935/#msg4935