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General Discussion / LCD Projector project
« on: May 18, 2008, 12:32:58 AM »
I'm building an LCD projector with the intention of coupling it with a wiimote whiteboard setup, and I am curious as to a few things.  But I'll explain how I'm creating it.

I have an older LCD monitor whose backlights burned out some time ago, which I've dismantled and will use to display my picture.  using two magnifiers, one in front and one behind the lcd, bend and magnify the image.  A projector lens to orient and give control over the image's sharpness, and a light source to project the image onto the wall.

My main question right now is about the light source.  I've read around a bit, and a lot of people prefer halogen lights.  I really dont want to put that much heat into my DIY projector, but I still would like a nice clear picture that I can get up to about 40" wide.  Many suggest 300-600w halogen.  I am curious as to whether anyone here knows much about light sources, and if I could substitute the harsh halogen for a cooler, greener light source. 

Right now, I've got my LCD screen to the point to where I have to solder some insanely tiny points to other insanely tiny points in order to get the design to function well.  Heh.

All tips and constructive comments are appreciated.

 ( source of the original DIY LCD projector: )

IR Pens / IR Pen Instructable (by jahg)
« on: April 18, 2008, 05:54:36 PM »
Pretty neat instructable for us Noobs out there, hehe.

Uses a highlighter casing to house the contents.

IR Pens / DealExtreme
« on: April 16, 2008, 02:19:06 AM »
I've been buying from these guys for a while, they're an out of country retailer (because they carry video game system hacking materials.), but they do have a nice selection of diy electronics for a great price.  best of all, free shipping!

I found a pack of 20 5mm IR leds on here for a little less than 3 dollars.  I've been looking for some IR LEDs for a few days now, and have been getting shafted on shipping fees, so I gave up... then I remembered these guys.

Hope that this is helpful =D

Connectivity / Best program?
« on: April 13, 2008, 09:02:46 PM »
I'm somewhat new to the whole bluetooth interfacing with my iMac, and was curious of what programs the mac users use to connect the wiimote to their machines.  I've seen and tried a variety of them: Darwiinremote, OSculator, akawiiremote...  etc. 

I was curious as to which application out there is the best?  Any ideas?

Say Hi! / Sup guys, NC USA
« on: April 13, 2008, 07:12:21 PM »
Hey all.

I'm a college student majoring in Graphic Design who is very interested in programming and conceptualizing new uses for the wiimote in videogames and other applications. 

I am interested in collaborating with some great minds, which I can help work out concepts and graphics. 

Looking forward to being a part of something great. 

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