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Offline netsultan

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Reply #15 on: January 22, 2008, 11:20:17 AM
yay! At last! i have my Wiimote on my hands! Now i have a new problem :(

I tried to connect via BlueSoleil the Wiimote, and it doesn't detect my BT device. I read that there weren't problems with the built-in device at a HP laptop. Btw, the windows BT manager detects it, but it claims for a PIN to synchronize the devices, how can i avoid it?



Offline troy59

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Reply #16 on: January 23, 2008, 10:56:56 AM
instead of using bloeseil, use your computer built in device.

Go too start>control panel> blutetooth settings and there you go. Just connect how it says and your ready



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Reply #17 on: January 29, 2008, 12:31:51 PM
Hey guys....just some suggestions. I'm a bit electronically challenged..lol..but I found these items assisted in the creation of the project:

IR LED kits...which can be bought from ebay..It's setup so that it is very simple to put together. or check out dalewheat.com and scroll all the way down when you get to the page..you'll see something that says IR spotlight...it's perfect!

As for reflective material...go to a bike shop and buy reflective tape there. It's much more readily available...don't break your mirror..that's 7 years!!



Offline troy59

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Reply #18 on: January 29, 2008, 01:56:36 PM
cool, thank you very much.



Offline Harani

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Reply #19 on: August 05, 2008, 11:03:10 AM
To all those trying to utilise foil, mirrors, CDís etc I donít think you will have much luck. The problem is not that they are not reflective. Itís that they are too reflective in one direction only.

If you take a CD and shine a flashlight at it, the result will probably be a fairly tightly focused spot of light on the ceiling or wall somewhere. Now imagine that flashlight is your IR array and your wiimote is right beside it. It suddenly becomes quite obvious that all your IR is being bounced away rather than reflected back. Your CD/piece of foil/mirror is going to have to be at a very specific angle to reflect that light directly back to the Wiimote. Something thatís not going to happen if youíve got little bits of it on your fingertips and they are moving all over the place.

The material that Johnny uses, And the  material that the previous poster suggested getting from a bike shop (Aaso the reflective saftety tape you can buy to stick onto kids clothing )all do the same thing. Their surface is multifaceted so that whatever direction you shine a light onto it from, it will be reflected back to that light source.

I agree with Karma, buy some tape and ditch the mirrors