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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / WiiMote Whiteboard "Desktop/Laptop ED"
« Last post by shawnmichal on March 03, 2015, 05:26:29 AM »

I Was Thinking that it would be a good idea to map keyboard controls for White board like "right mouse click" could be space bar for people that use white board for home use on there computers. the keyboard mapping could be a background app that starts with your programs filename.exe so you could have different controls for drawing and games. 
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Wiimote Desktop VR/Head Tracking / Mocap boxing
« Last post by shawnmichal on March 03, 2015, 05:15:31 AM »
Anybody remember this arcade game from Konami?  Looks like the technology is available now to bring this hit-title home (pun intended! Tongue).

Other games like this could be released as well like that cop game that had multiple sequels or that Samurai game which I've only seen at amusement park arcades - Blade of Hono
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Wiimote Desktop VR/Head Tracking / Head tracking with CyMouse?
« Last post by shawnmichal on March 03, 2015, 05:04:51 AM »
Hi there,

The effect of head tracking in that video looked so incredible, I dare to ask a non-Wiimote question: shouldn't you be able to do the same thing on a PC with a CyMouse (seen on sale
for $60)? This device supposedly tracks the xyz position of a detector on your forehead. I bet the changing point of view would be very easy to implement in any 3D graphics for an experienced programmer. Stereo shutter glasses also exists for PCs for less than $100, so your DARPA-quality Virtual Reality should be pretty straightforward to obtain. The CyMouse webpage hasn't been updated since 2004, but you can still buy it, and I suppose it works.
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IR Pens / Possibly very cool IR pen?
« Last post by shawnmichal on March 03, 2015, 04:52:57 AM »

Hey everybody,

I've been using the following optical mouse in the shape of a pen for a few years: http://www.backshop.nl/uk_new/prod_display.php?prodid=175&opdr=tel

When the tip (or the "cradle")of this pen touches the underground it lights up red like any other optical mouse. Now, I have no idea how optical mouses work, but if this thing emits infrared light then couldn't it be used to communicate with the Wii-Mote? This would be really cool since you don't have to push any button to draw on the whiteboard. Does anybody know if the red light of optical mouses are infrared lights?
I can't test this myself right now, unfortunately, because I am traveling and I left my pen mouse at home.
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IR Pens / IR Thermometer
« Last post by shawnmichal on March 03, 2015, 04:48:20 AM »
I'm just wondering if one of those IR thermometers would work? Is it made the same way or does it function the same way? If so could this be used instead?
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currently,sky3ds was the only one cart to support 3ds games on 3ds v9.5.0-23 . http://www.modchipfactory.com/sky3ds-flashcartthe-world-first-card-to-directly-play-3ds-games-on-any-n3ds-console-90020-p-27.html ,US based reseller, this is the place i got my sky3ds and gateway from,if you need,you can give it a shot, arrived my CA door within 5 days,free shipping,cards work well.
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We just received a 3DS firmwware update a few minutes ago, version 9.5.0-23u, this minor firmware update fixed some web brower problem, also further improves to overall system stability and other adjustments in order to enhance the user experience as usual.

I've just updated my n3ds xl system firwmare to the latest 9.5.0-23, and I can confirm now, this sky3ds cart www.r4flashcart.com/26-sky3ds-first-card-to-support-3ds-games-on-the-latest-version-3ds3ds-xl.html/ has bypassed the new firmware update directly, and it is working great on the latest n3ds xl console, the same as my old r4i gold 3ds rts flashcart.

If you are looking to buy a 3ds flashcart for playing 3ds games on 9.5.0-23u, I'd recommend sky3ds, which is the best 3ds rom capable flashcart out there.
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General Discussion / Boom Blox. Keeping up with the times.
« Last post by shawnmichal on February 27, 2015, 11:43:10 AM »
http://www.joystiq.com/2008/02/21/gdc08-boom-blox-to-include-head-tracking-seriously/

Holy Wow. That was quick. It's nice to see this is getting grabbed up so quick. I think that if this game pulls it off right, it'll lead to companies taking the technology seriously. If this game succeeds, and the tech gets attention, I'd be willing to bet money on it being featured in first-party games to come, as well as a selling point of Wii 2. Who else is excited?
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General Discussion / IR Camera Distortion
« Last post by shawnmichal on February 27, 2015, 11:41:56 AM »

Does the camera return normalized undistorted IR dot positions ?
I would assume it doesn't and just return raw ccd processing results.
Did you hear of anybody who tried to compute the typical OpenCV calibration file for the wiimote camera ?

(You need a disto calibration file if you really want to get accurate position estimation)
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General Discussion / environment variables
« Last post by shawnmichal on February 27, 2015, 11:40:29 AM »
I know that Linux has environment variables but does vista? and if so how could i access them?