Author Topic: 16 LEDs IR pointer  (Read 6667 times)

Offline antoniubieto

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on: April 17, 2008, 04:44:06 PM
I use the whiteboard in classroom with a screen about 2x2meters. I put the wiimote 3meters away because of the viewing angle and because is a safe zone against students.
In my first attempt with a 1LED pen prototype, the results were dissapointing. I look for a better IR LEDs in the shops of my town, but they have none better than I used.
Then i bought 16 low efficiency LEDs like the first one and build a POINTER. It can be powered with batteries or with an USB port.
The results are impressing: I can click with the pointer touching the screen or at 10cm appart.
I've taken photos of the building process. You can see it in my blog http://antoniubieto.blogspot.com. There is also an electronic schematic and calculations. The drawback is that the explanations are in catalan (very simililar to spanish).
I hope that it'll be useful.

Antoni.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 04:50:47 PM by antoniubieto »



Offline Yozef

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Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 08:00:47 PM
That's pretty impressive looking.

Wish I could read the instructions.  :(  I'm still trying to learn a bit about electronics, reading schematics and converting/figuring the voltage needed and resistors and such.

Looks pretty extreme, too...  heh.

Nice work though!