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IR Pens / Re: A FIX FOR NARROW ANGLE IR LEDS!
« 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
www.thewiimp.com

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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. http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard#comment-164 ) 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
www.thewiimp.com

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http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/introducing-the-fiinger-t443.0.html

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.

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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. 

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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.
 


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

http://www.wiimoteproject.com/tech-chat/possible-simple-single-display-multiple-user-head-tracking-solution-t278.0.html

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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