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IR Pens / Re: Surface Mounted LEDs
« on: November 16, 2009, 10:25:27 AM »
sorry for replying late, the model of LED's I used are also from Vishay, they are tiny LEDs, sorry I forgot the model number, I got them as a few samples by asking Vishay's office in China, I'm sure you can also find it out from Vishay's office in your country?

You are right, using more batteries or higher voltage batteries are much easier, I was just thinking 3 or more batteries would be too heavy for a pen, but it's better than a complicated circuit.

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IR Pens / Re: Surface Mounted LEDs
« on: September 22, 2009, 04:48:39 AM »
hi Dice, I've experimented with SMD LED with 3 of them in serial, they worked much better, 3 times brighter than 1, but the problem is 2 batteries do not provide enough voltage or power for 3 LEDs, so I had to use a DC power supply to power them.
I'm thinking to have my colleague design a voltage conversion circuit to raise the voltage of 2 batteries from 3V to 4.5V or 5V.

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hi Thex,

I've had a little issue with the V0.60 on my VISTA laptop, after the wiimote is learnt by V0.60, and when I connect to the wiimote, sometimes it says "no wiimote found" when the wiimote is actually already found and added, so it reports false error message.

Could this be my computer or the software? I guess it has something to do with the software because the v0.59 has always been correct on the pop up message, when it's connected it never says "no wiimote found".

Thank you for looking into this!



It seems if I tick the "clear wiimotes on connect" check box, the false error message has never happened, could this have something to do with it? anyway, this is not an important issue.

I'm curious "clear wiimotes on connect" is for?

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hi Thex,

I've had a little issue with the V0.60 on my VISTA laptop, after the wiimote is learnt by V0.60, and when I connect to the wiimote, sometimes it says "no wiimote found" when the wiimote is actually already found and added, so it reports false error message.

Could this be my computer or the software? I guess it has something to do with the software because the v0.59 has always been correct on the pop up message, when it's connected it never says "no wiimote found".

Thank you for looking into this!

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Hi Thex,

"I will add the "autostart with windows" option, it's not a big thing. I don't know why you want that message go away as it is helpfull if you only got that 20 seconds to sync. Maybe I'll add an option to disable it."

---- I want it be removed because if I get my wiimote already learned, and tape down the 1 and 2 buttons permanently, the wiimote stays in sync mode permanently (the power is not a problem as I'm powering it with a AC power supply), so all I need to do now is just start my pc, and click on your wiiconnect, then wait the wiimote to be connected automatically, it's wonderful! when you add the autostart feature, it is completely automatic, need no human intervention at all, isn't it?

Thanks for making the great software and listening to us!

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hi Thex, I got time this weekend to test your new V0.6, it works nearly perfect! when I have my wiimote learned by the software it connects to PC very fast and it never fails (in the last version occassionally it fails on the first 1 or 2 attemps to connect).

Now I can see only 2 improvements it can use, I believe you already know them and hopefully working on them already?
1) the software does not start with windows:
If I press down 1 and 2 permanently and have you software start with windows and auto-connect, the wiimote can be connected fully automatically.
2) the pop up message to ask user to turn on the sync mode of wiimote.

I have a question, you said "The only other way to put the Wiimote in discovery mode is the red button in the battery tray." and you refered to the post of "cumings" on pressing down the red sync button, but why do we have to press down the red button to enter sync mode for only 15 seconds, while we can press down the 1 and 2 buttons to enter sync mode forever? "cumings said in the post that the problem of pressing down 1 and 2 buttons permanently is they could be picked up by another PC, that's maybe the case for a building with multiple wiimotes installed, but for individual user like me, it is not a problem at all, right?




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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Succesful setup , write, left click
« on: February 21, 2009, 03:00:30 AM »
hi Ben, Wiweeyum, yes I will explore into this and make a triple click pen first anyway, I will keep you posted of my finding, thanks.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Succesful setup , write, left click
« on: February 19, 2009, 10:20:34 AM »
Hi Ben,

1. Inaccuracy of detection. i.e calibration and other factors may mean the location may not be consistent, thus three clicks as three seperate locations versus the required 3 clicks at a single location

2. Delay, if you actually test (give a number of attempts to acheive profeciency) it is quicker to go to they system tray, click, then go to your required location and click for a right click.
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If we make a pen with a special right click button, when the button is clicked it gives the LED a triple flash that happens, say, within 0.3 second, isn't that gonna work? the location won't change in 0.3 second and there will be no delay, I think this can work, just need Boon Jin's support in the software. If you agree with me I'm gonna explore into this.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Succesful setup , write, left click
« on: February 19, 2009, 02:12:49 AM »
hi benpaddlejones, why does it have to be wired to a mouse to do right click? can we just make a pen that can do a momentary triple click on the click of one button, then ask Boon Jin to make his software recogonize this triple click as a right click?

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Hi Thex, just tested your debug version of software, it works great, I have only one small question, do you think it's neccessary to pop-up this dialogue everytime at connect, when the "connect to learned wiimotes" is selected?


I love the "connect to learned wiimotes" feature, it makes the connection amazingly fast, but this pop-up kind of slow down the process and make it less automatic.

I'm very excited to test your new version, when you complete it the whole connection process will be 99% automatic, the last thing is maybe only that someone has to turn the wiimote on and off.

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hi Thex, I love your great program, just donated $50 via paypal account [email protected], I look forward to your new version that enable true automatic connection.

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dsgclan
You won't be able to hack the bluetooth radio in the Wiimote. We think an API can be made that will mirror the connection processed used by the Wii console. Bluesoleil as we speak are doing this. I hope to hear from them in the next few days with a result.

That said your method may produce some better or different results. I suggets you start pioneering!

benpaddlejones :)

Hi Ben, if they can make a API to do this I guess their method is smarter than mine, probably the wiimote can connect to PC faster with their method. But I think some people like me perfer to the windows stack than bluesoliel for its simplicity, so I will go ahead anyway.
Please keep up updated with the progress with bluesoliel, so I can test their method as soon as possible.
Thank

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Permanent or automatic wiimote connection (benpaddlejones please come in)

Hi Ben and all,

I and a friend of me who is an electronic engineer have been thinking a solution to overcome the automatic connection problem, our plan is to make a small dedicate USB device and a windows program that utilize Thex's wiiconnect software to "simulate" a FULLY automatic wiimote connection, which in theory needs no human intervention at all to connect wiimote to PC.
If the USB device works, in future we want to update it to bluetooth device which can get rid of the USB cable..

But before we input the much needed time and effort into this, I want to check with those of you who are more familiar with the wiimote device and the progress of wiimote crack ---- do you think that wiimote firmware crack will soon be furthered enough so it can be permanently connected as the other bluetooth devices? if so the wiimote can just stay connected and our device will be no use and it is a waste of our time.

I have seen people discussing this topic in a few threads, such as Ben's:

Perminant Wiimote Sync (Do you know how to directly enter a hexadecimal passkey)

So would anyone give me some advices, should I just wait the wiimote to be fully cracked and the permanent connection problem solved, or go ahead with our development?

Thanks!

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dsgclan
I'm 10 steps ahead of you! (well 1 actually but 10 did sound better)

I'm in the process of writng a comprehensive Wiki for Smoothboard. I have alreay included 'Setup Instructions' that will advis ethe best place to store the application is in a Specific folder in '/program files/' then create a short cut to your desktop or start menu.

As soon as it is complete we will be promoting to all!

p.s. don't for get to buy Boonjin a beer for his awesome work you can donate through his home page.  :D

The reason it didn't happen on your other machines may relate to different setups/locations or just luck.

benpaddlejones :)

Hi Ben, yes I will certainly donate for Boon Jin's great job and I look forward to his new release.

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Hi Boon Jin, Hagoh,

Hagoh is correct, I made a shortcut on the desktop and ran the software from the shortcut, it never crashes again! so it must be the same reason as Hagoh said, if the save folder is opened by explorer the calibration data can not be saved. but I'm curious why it has never happened on the other VISTA computer of me.

I'm not sure if this is a software issue but I think other people may have seen the same problem, if Boon Jin wants to make a FAQ in future, please do remember include this issue in it.

Thanks alot for the help Hagoh, now I don't have to switch computers when using the whiteboard!


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