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Offline Roger

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on: January 21, 2008, 07:01:06 PM
Is there any IR pen that has been shown to work well that is ready made to buy?
Or are there any kind of LED pens which use a tip switch to activate that I could simply replace the LED with an IR LED?
I'm trying to find something as close to ready to buy without needing to hardware batteries into an Expo marker or similar.

Thanks



Offline atomriot

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Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 07:41:50 PM
i think those Innova keychain ones would work really well when you change out the led

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Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 08:15:52 PM
Search only found your message ever mentioning "Innova"  Google turned up nothing as well.  What are they?  Who makes them?



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Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 09:08:03 PM

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Offline nfofreako

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Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 04:03:38 PM
So, then, there still isn't anything available off-the-shelf for someone who doesn't know how to use a soldering iron?

 ???

-nfo



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Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 11:26:06 AM
Try this:
http://www.photonlight.com/IR-Infrared-LED-Lights-Specialty-LED-Lights-p/ir-infrared-led-flashlight.htm

I made my own, but these might work if you don't want to solder.

This was my first soldering project.  It was fun, and I learned how to solder, and I got a free wiipen.



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Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 12:56:45 PM
Yes, there is now. We struggled trying to make a pen and decided its really not worth the effort unless you're really good at it. We spent some time trying to get a website together that could sell them, find manufactures, etc. Check us out at:

http://www.infraredpens.com

We are sold out at the moment, but will have more by the end of the week hopefully.



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Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 03:52:45 AM
On my third round of searching for ready-made IR-pens, I've found:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00169YXRU
http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/101194230/IR_Laser_Pen_Lighting.html

I can't say if those are suitable for the "wiimote whiteboard" project or other projects. I think the important things to check are brightness and spreading angle of the light.

(The guys at www.infraredpens.com are still out of stock, maybe they've given up?)

Finally, if you're in Australia: http://search.ebay.com.au/search/search.dll?sass=garfy_w123



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Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 07:31:48 AM
sesam
The streamlight IR-Pen (same pen as sold by www.infraredpen.com) is no good for the Wiimote Ineractive Whiteboard.

The IR-Laser pen don't know?

I suggets you contact Gareth through his ebay account http://search.ebay.com.au/search/search.dll?sass=garfy_w123 he may be OK to post OS? I made one for Boonjin and it only cost me $7AUS to post.

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Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008, 11:07:50 PM



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Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008, 01:20:34 AM
Techguy might work for americans: $20 + $5 shipping.

For non-americans, techguy becomes costly counting shipping $12 + customs time/cost lottery. You can get a very similar pen from DX (3.79USD WITH international shipping + customs lottery) and find someone to add the IR-led (1 IR-led might cost 3USD in a local store).

The pen from ebay (Australia) with shipping AUD7 + customs lottery might break that deal.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2008, 02:03:24 AM by sesam »



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Reply #11 on: August 13, 2008, 01:21:05 PM
If anyone is interested I am offering to build pens for this initiative.  I'm selling these for 19.95 plus shipping and handling and I am located in Rochester, NY.

Our pens include the following specifications:



  • Refurbished Whiteboard/Highlighter markers
  • TSAL6400 LED
  • 5 mm surface mount tact switch (.25mm travel)
  • Energizer AAA battery
  • "AAA" holder

The button is designed to be used by your index finger, or your thumb.  You can contact me through my site if you would like.

http://www.irpensonline.com
Tino Agnitti
Rochester, NY
Not tryin' to get rich, just tryin' to pay for my expensive hobby :)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2008, 12:35:39 PM by tino »



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Reply #12 on: August 17, 2008, 04:14:19 AM
Techguy might work for americans: $20 + $5 shipping.

For non-americans, techguy becomes costly counting shipping $12 + customs time/cost lottery. You can get a very similar pen from DX (3.79USD WITH international shipping + customs lottery) and find someone to add the IR-led (1 IR-led might cost 3USD in a local store).

The pen from ebay (Australia) with shipping AUD7 + customs lottery might break that deal.

or direct link

Thanx



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Reply #13 on: August 28, 2008, 11:41:48 AM
Yeah sorry about the outside of the USA shipping costs I wish I could avoid that if anyone knows a cheap way to send stuff over seas I am open to suggestions.



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Reply #14 on: August 29, 2008, 02:40:38 AM
You can buy one from me from axisos.ca/wwb and the shipping and stuff isnt too much. It depends where u live, i ship for really cheap to canada, but worldwide its 7 - 10 dollars shipping.