Wiimote Project

Hardware Support => IR Pens => Topic started by: dokworm on November 18, 2009, 08:48:11 PM

Title: Using a second wiimote as an IR Pen.
Post by: dokworm on November 18, 2009, 08:48:11 PM
I was wondering about using a second wiimote as an IR pen. You could attach an IR LED to it, and then you get full functionality with the accelerometers, (tilt) all of the input buttons etc. I see that smoothboard supports a second wiimote, might give it a go this weekend.
Title: Re: Using a second wiimote as an IR Pen.
Post by: dokworm on November 19, 2009, 03:25:44 AM
It works a treat! Having all of the buttons available right there on the 'pen' is so handy. I'm hopeful that the applications could use the tilt data to have realistic brush-strokes in apps like photoshop and artrage. Going to see if I can gut the 2nd wiimote and put it in a new case to make it a bit smaller, but all in all I'm very happy with it.
Title: Re: Using a second wiimote as an IR Pen.
Post by: boonjin on November 19, 2009, 05:11:04 AM
It works a treat! Having all of the buttons available right there on the 'pen' is so handy. I'm hopeful that the applications could use the tilt data to have realistic brush-strokes in apps like photoshop and artrage. Going to see if I can gut the 2nd wiimote and put it in a new case to make it a bit smaller, but all in all I'm very happy with it.

Hi,

Glad to hear that Smoothboard is able to fulfill your needs for the second Wiimote. :)

At the moment, I have not found a way yet to simulate a pressure sensitive tablet. The closest you can do with Smoothboard and Photoshop together is setting keyboard shortcuts to change the brush size discretely.

Regards,
Boon Jin
Title: Re: Using a second wiimote as an IR Pen.
Post by: dokworm on November 20, 2009, 12:32:36 AM
I'm wondering if smoothboard could support the nunchuck?
It has the analogue stick, and a wireless nunchuck could be converted to a pen, and the pressure sensitivity could be mapped to one of the analogue directions. This would allow us to build a pressure sensitive tip and have all the functionality we desired via the nunchuck buttons for left and right mouse click etc.