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Project Ideas / Re: wiimote distance measuring for robotics
« on: March 24, 2008, 05:36:34 PM »
You could use 2 of the cameras from the wiimote and use an IR laser to determine distance with out it being noticeable.

I had a similar problem.

After the initial wii to pc connection in "my bluetooth places" I see my wii controller. If you disconnect and later try to connect by clicking on the icon in there I get the skip button not working issue. If I go to "my bluetooth places" and click on "add a bluetooth device" from there I can get the skip button to work and it connects just fine.

Sounds like the two are similar. Glad to see i'm not the only one with this problem.


Wiimote Desktop VR/Head Tracking / Re: Modified Wiimote Desktop VR
« on: March 19, 2008, 09:51:37 AM »
Looks good. Keep up the good work.

IR Pens / Re: Best Led for Pen
« on: March 14, 2008, 09:16:49 AM »

Thats the same Ir Led that I use in my pen. Its a good led and the price is great.


IR Pens / Re: My IR Pen finally complete
« on: March 12, 2008, 08:00:37 PM »
Here ya go...

Tact Switch
Mouser #: 653-B3F-1000
Mfr. #: B3F-1000
Desc.: Switches - Mechanical Keyswitches/Tactile 6X6 FLAT 4.3mm BTN

Mouser #: 782-TSAL6200
Mfr. #: TSAL6200
Desc.: Infrared Emitting Diodes 17 Degree 40mW

I have an order in for some rubber rods from McMaster Carr to try my hand at making some push buttons. I'll update here when they arrive and I find out if I ordered the right material lol.

No special battery holder, I tried to use the existing components of the pen to make it work. It was my first attempt and there are alot of thigs I would do differently the second time around.

I have a friend that wants me to make him one. I will take pictures of the process so I can create a guide for making the pen.


General Hardware Talk / Re: red laser and I2C bus (done)
« on: March 12, 2008, 07:50:12 PM »
Didnt expect the camera to be accessed this easily

Me either... wow that is to cool. Makes me want to break out my micro controller and play with it :)

Applications / Re: VR Desktop For Compiz
« on: March 12, 2008, 07:46:58 PM »
This is a really cool implememntation.

General Hardware Talk / Re: red laser and I2C bus (done)
« on: March 12, 2008, 10:58:26 AM »
What logic is in your micro controller? ie... what is it reading frome the camera, what kind of data are you getting from the camera? Is this micro controller communicating to the pc via the serial bus?


Bluetooth & Connectivity Help Center / Re: An (un)success story
« on: March 12, 2008, 09:05:04 AM »
Yeah, I installed the belkin drivers first and then ran the update. Oh, I had to reboot after that too but you probably did too.

Can't think of anything else special I had to do. Let me know how it goes. Btw, what bluetooth dongle are you using?


Say Hi! / Re: Hello from Washington!
« on: March 10, 2008, 02:58:56 PM »
Good luck!

I hope you accomplish your goals and the teacher is amazed.

Project Ideas / Re: Buttons Everywhere (Key Mapping)
« on: March 10, 2008, 02:55:51 PM »
Looks really good. Keep uo the good work. I'll be looking into this some more myself.


IR Pens / Re: My IR Pen finally complete
« on: March 10, 2008, 09:24:41 AM »
Cool, Thanks for that. I'll look into jarnal for sure. Can't beat free :)

IR Pens / Re: My IR Pen finally complete
« on: March 09, 2008, 07:10:41 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I glanced at OneNote but I have not really looked at it hard yet. I will do that now that you suggested it. If its a good option I might be able to get the company to swing for it since i'm providing the whiteboard.

Thanks agian.


Thanks for posting your pen design.

When I was tesing my pen in my conference room they had put up a pull down canvas which was a couple of inches away from the wall. I really didn't have anything to pus against to activiate the pen. In that situation I was able to test only because I had that button.

I do like the push to write idea, just might not work in every situation.


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