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i have a thinkpad R52, i have a wiimote...

i follow the steps you give, but it says no device detected....and i checked, the lights on the wiimote are flashing when i get this messege, so i know its broadcasting..

why wont it sense my wiimote?

anyone do any follow up on this topic? im really interested in this kind of interface and if someone can help kickstart an idea i would do my best to press it onto fellow engineers and do what has to be done.

Project Ideas / Re: Point IDs
« on: May 04, 2008, 11:12:58 AM »
ohh.. ya this idea is helpful for any ideas that combine two interfaces, like the VR and Hands on programs for modeling or CAD.

Project Ideas / Re: wiimote head tracking as a 3d modeling plugin
« on: May 04, 2008, 11:09:47 AM »
agreed, i made a similar topic recently (posting in this to "bump" it up next to mine)

Project Ideas / Re: Wiimote Tech combination
« on: May 04, 2008, 11:07:54 AM »
how about we borrow from people talking about ideas for rightclick vs leftclick vs no click...

someone, somewhere (ive read to much today to remember where) said that for differences in clicks, the idea of flashing the lights at different frequencies to be detected by the IR sensor of choice.  This could be used to identify or label your hands and your eye-wear seperatly, thus avoiding that first problem you ran into.

or possibly (though it would take alot more work and know-how) creating a different way to seperate each light as its own signle and its own code... i dont know if you could use a variance in frequency of IR light (i know it must be a small range)  or if its possible for a IR reciever to use some other method of "labeling" each light source as its own, individual, and recognisable source.


Project Ideas / For Engineers
« on: May 04, 2008, 11:02:20 AM »
I dont know if someone else posted this idea or not, with 5 full pages of topics i could have missed it.

The idea is to combine the VR display with the "minority report"-esq hands on interface, along with a CAD program. This interface would use the hands on approach you get from working on things in reallife, but the computer benifits you get from a CAD program. The VR headtracker would be benifitial in zooming in and looking at the blueprints from other angles. and because its VR, you could stick you head into places you couldnt in a real tinkering session. Although i dont think we could fully get a 3D hollogram type interface, a projection or TV with the VR and hand controls should be signifigant enough.

I am going into Mechancial Engineering next year at RPI, and i hope to have atleast a few of these programs working on my laptop by then. If anyone has any ideas on programing or reverse-engineering/programing a CAD program for this interface, it could be the next big thing in science.

I will bring this idea to college with me, and hopefully with that many great minds (computer science, computer engineers, mechanical engineers, ect) this system could be in use rather quickly. But college is still another 3 months away, so i thought i would throw the idea out there for anyone who thinks they could help.

so? what do you think

IR Pens / Re: Pre-made pens
« on: May 03, 2008, 09:08:01 PM »
all this seems to be kinda "honor system" trading, so just thought i would bring that up. like said in first post, policeing of the trades and qualities would need to be put in place, and i dont know what kind of effort the admins would want to put into that.

maybe using paypal, or using it as an example of how to control buy/sell?

i would hate to see a scandal, not that i would expect one, just a possibility that might complicate things.

IR Pens / Re: Prebuilt IR pen light found.
« on: May 03, 2008, 09:00:52 PM »
some of these pics im seeing show the IR light being housed like a flashlight, and if the Wiimote is set up off to the side, im concerned how much light actually gets viewed, and how much is shined directly into the board.

so far the best idea for a pen was this one  which just has a momentary tip to it for a button and light, only thing is theres no txt tutorial i can find on it.

IR Pens / Re: Pressure sensative "real" IR pen
« on: May 03, 2008, 08:40:11 PM »

IR Pens / Re: Omnidirectional IR diode
« on: May 03, 2008, 08:23:53 PM »
so. hot glue cotton fluff onto the tip of the light? is the point to force the light to  be emitted more from the sides of the led bulb and not the top? im just having a hard time picturing what you mean by gluing it on.

Finger Tracking / Re: Videos I found on Youtube
« on: May 03, 2008, 02:03:42 PM »
i just saw Ironman friday..

in one of the scenes, Stark uses a similar idea in working his blueprints for the suit. Using a 3D projection and similar 2 point control, the idea is that you could work with the blueprints like actual things...

does anyone think that this kinda interface could be achieved realistically? because im going into engineering, and a CAD program controlled by this kind of interface seems like pure genius.  (sadly, unless youve seen ironman, you might not get this, but now you just have a new reason to go see it!)

-_-  sad.. im guessing noone found a way to hardwire yet? any usb-wiimote plugs that can be made and used?
i dont have enough room to dl that bluesoleil program.. my computer freezes at 0%... :'(

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