Author Topic: IR Pen with left and right click  (Read 9380 times)

Offline moKi24

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on: January 12, 2009, 02:26:20 PM
I hope this idea wasnt posted before... And its maybe in the wrong category :)

I thought of an IR Pen with integrated left and right click like in the picture.

The LED in the middle is the one which is being tracked for simulating the cursor and it has to be switched permanently on.
Now, for example, when you left-click somewhere, the left LED will glow temporarily like in other whiteboard applications. And then a program recognizes that the left LED is on and the program knows that this is a left click.

Thats just an idea of me...

Hope you understand what im trying to explain



Edit: Ignore the red dot in the middle^^ And the distance between the LEDs on the left and right has to be bigger
« Last Edit: January 12, 2009, 05:43:24 PM by moKi24 »

Sorry for my english. My german is much better, believe me:)


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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 03:37:03 PM
moKi24
Yes you post this in the right topic. Similar ideas have been posted, but I think yours might work.

It would work because:
  • 1 IR-Blob = Cursor motion only
  • 2 IR-Blob = Left click
  • 3 IR-Blob = Right click

I would suggest the click associated IR-Leds be mounted on the end of the end of the pen seperated enough so not able to be identified as 1 IR-Blob. This would give you a more functional & professionally presented IR-Pen.

Obviously you woudl have a problem if the Tip IR-Led is block at the same time as a Right Click action as the two end IR-Leds would be identified as a Left Click. But that comes down to user training.

MoKi24 time to start making & coding!

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Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 05:57:04 PM
Im glad you got what I tried to explain :)
And your explanation of the different IR-Blobs is better than mine...

Ive already started , but my coding skills are unfortunately very, very poor :'(   But im confident

Sorry for my english. My german is much better, believe me:)


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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 06:03:57 PM
Just don't lose that confidence. A great idea is only an idea until sheer force pushes it into reality. Your idea is good.

Go go go!


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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 06:11:05 PM
moKi24
I'm sure when Michael Jordan first throw a ball at a steel hoop it didn't go in without touching the ring!

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Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 03:08:25 AM
In fact, Michael Jordan didn't even make his high-school basketball team. He got cut. :)


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Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 11:43:24 AM
Hi Moki24,
Actually I had the same idea since I'm working on wiimote whiteboard project.
Please I need your help with it. And tell me how far did you go?
Thanks so much, and Good luck =)
Mirna