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« on: May 17, 2008, 09:14:36 AM »
That is exactly what I had to do to test out my quick/cheap pen using a bad radioshack led.  Worked pretty well actually, once I got used to not tilting or twisting my wrists while using the ir pen.  Bending the led leads was the key, but it actually took me a while before that "Eureka!" moment came!

brent stevens

Project Ideas / Re: 2 wiimotes white board
« on: May 14, 2008, 10:00:47 AM »
I know this is being worked on a bit by some different wiimote whiteboard software developers (e.g. ) but I don't know if anyone has it working yet.  Would be nice though, not having to recalibrate everytime my wife and I take turns using the whiteboard!!!

Brent Stevens


I made this one night just to show my wife how cool the technology was. But yeah, light on the back, switch on the front.  Works perfectly. Ignore the picture I drew, the "Fiinger" actually draws really well and is surprisingly accurate.  I'm working on a "glove" right now (with multiple finger lights/switches).  I'm just waiting for some Mac-compatible multi-touch programs to pop up now.

IR Pens / Re: Pre-made pens
« on: February 17, 2008, 01:37:10 PM »
I would definitely buy at least one pen, and I would be willing to drop ten bucks on one no problem. 

IR Pens / Introducing: "The Fiinger"
« on: February 15, 2008, 05:34:22 PM »
Yes, that's right, I said "Fiinger". 

Literally, a blob of electrical tape, surrounding a button battery and some speaker wire, formed into a "finger glove".  The LED is pointing backwards, because well, that's where my wiimote sits (behind and slightly to the right). I  put the "switch" in the fingertip so when you press on the screen you light the LED.  Oh, and to protect my nice new monitor, I added some old sock to the tip.   Yes, sock.  This thing is so very very cheap and was a wonderful way to spend 20 minutes.  I've included my first finger drawing, because it is so very ugly, its funny.  Overall, it works great.  Best use of the internet ever.

Project Ideas / Re: Two players on one screen (no splitting) ?
« on: February 09, 2008, 03:14:55 PM »
Check this out:

Seems to be just about what you're talking about, with just one variation; instead of two images with one for left eye and one for right eye, why not image 1 for person 1 and image 2 for person 2?!  You lose the 3D imaging, but still have head tracking for each person. I think this would be a completely easy project, assuming that the refresh rates are good enough to fool someone's eyes.  In fact, if the refresh rates were phenomenal, I bet you could consider more that 2 people at a time on 1 screen.  sort of like this:
3 people, so 3 frames per (some time frame)

           Frame 1    Frame 2   Frame 3
person 1     on         off       off
person 2     off        on        off
person 3     off        off       on

Lather, rinse, repeat. 

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