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Hardware Support => IR Pens => Topic started by: Volsfan91 on February 05, 2008, 05:32:07 PM

Title: Simplest solution
Post by: Volsfan91 on February 05, 2008, 05:32:07 PM
Hey guys, really am hoping to get this working. I'm going to donate it to my high school for use.

However, I'm a total noob at wiring anything and am seeking the absolute easiest way to get a working pen.

http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/my-pen-schematic-t44.0.html

That looks promising to me. I can order that very cheaply, but I'm still not real sure on how to put everything together.

I have no idea what kind of wire I need or how to physically arrange it.

If someone could just give me a little primer, it would be much obliged.

-VF91
Title: Re: Simplest solution
Post by: atomriot on February 05, 2008, 06:03:28 PM
you can use any sort of wire for the most part. something small 22 gauge speaker wire or i have heard people use a single strand of network cat5 wire. then you can either solder or connect some other less solid method all the wires and components.

Title: Re: Simplest solution
Post by: Volsfan91 on February 05, 2008, 06:17:26 PM
Okay, sounds... kind of alright.

I see that on like the LED itself, there are two prongs, as well as on the switch.

Do I solder the wire to the little prongs of the LED and switch or do they just have to touch?