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Wiimote Projects => Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard => Topic started by: jmreed97 on January 20, 2010, 03:48:48 PM

Title: AC IR source to purchase?
Post by: jmreed97 on January 20, 2010, 03:48:48 PM
I am looking to purchase an IR source I can plug in to an AC out let for use with Presenter. I've looked all over but can't find one. Anyone know of a source?

Jake
Title: Re: AC IR source to purchase?
Post by: jmitchell on January 20, 2010, 04:06:15 PM
There are USB powered sensor bars available. I ordered mine on eBay from HK. Couple that with a USB AC adapter and you should be in business. You just have to remember to cover all but one of the infrared LEDs on the sensor bar to use with Presenter.
Title: Re: AC IR source to purchase?
Post by: boonjin on January 20, 2010, 05:39:10 PM
I am looking to purchase an IR source I can plug in to an AC out let for use with Presenter. I've looked all over but can't find one. Anyone know of a source?

Jake

Hi Jake,

You can get a battery operated one from such as
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/other-ir-products/stationary-ir-light-source-for-'presenter-mode'-easy-right-click!/ (http://www.wiimoteproject.com/other-ir-products/stationary-ir-light-source-for-'presenter-mode'-easy-right-click!/)

The IR LED will not consume much power and thus the battery should be sufficient. If you are powering via AC, you will need a AC-DC converter and a voltage step-down transformer too.

Regards,
Boon Jin
Title: Re: AC IR source to purchase?
Post by: jmreed97 on January 21, 2010, 10:55:01 AM
Hi Jake,

You can get a battery operated one from such as
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/other-ir-products/stationary-ir-light-source-for-'presenter-mode'-easy-right-click!/ (http://www.wiimoteproject.com/other-ir-products/stationary-ir-light-source-for-'presenter-mode'-easy-right-click!/)

The IR LED will not consume much power and thus the battery should be sufficient. If you are powering via AC, you will need a AC-DC converter and a voltage step-down transformer too.

Regards,
Boon Jin


That looks like what I am looking for. Not AC powered but the batteries should last a long time.

Thanks!
Jake
Title: Re: AC IR source to purchase?
Post by: jmreed97 on January 26, 2010, 03:55:01 PM
Hi Jake,

You can get a battery operated one from such as
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/other-ir-products/stationary-ir-light-source-for-'presenter-mode'-easy-right-click!/ (http://www.wiimoteproject.com/other-ir-products/stationary-ir-light-source-for-'presenter-mode'-easy-right-click!/)

The IR LED will not consume much power and thus the battery should be sufficient. If you are powering via AC, you will need a AC-DC converter and a voltage step-down transformer too.

Regards,
Boon Jin

Well I ordered that one, but my wiimote doesn't see it if I'm more than 5 feet away. Not very useful... I will order a USB sensor bar from ebay insteat.

Thanks anyways!
Title: Re: AC IR source to purchase?
Post by: boonjin on January 26, 2010, 05:56:04 PM
Hi Jake,

You can get a battery operated one from such as
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/other-ir-products/stationary-ir-light-source-for-'presenter-mode'-easy-right-click!/ (http://www.wiimoteproject.com/other-ir-products/stationary-ir-light-source-for-'presenter-mode'-easy-right-click!/)

The IR LED will not consume much power and thus the battery should be sufficient. If you are powering via AC, you will need a AC-DC converter and a voltage step-down transformer too.

Regards,
Boon Jin

Well I ordered that one, but my wiimote doesn't see it if I'm more than 5 feet away. Not very useful... I will order a USB sensor bar from ebay insteat.

Thanks anyways!

Hi,

Have you checked the IR source via a camera?
If the battery power is sufficient, your issue may be caused by the low radiant angle of the LED.

This issue is apparent when you are not facing the Wii Remote from directly in front of the Wii Remote. From my own experimentations, the Wii Remote should be able to detect the IR LED at even 5meters away as long as it is within the radiant angle of the LED.

To allow the Wii Remote to detect the IR source even at tighter angles, I would usually recommend to disperse the emitted IR by roughening the IR LED's surface. This will allow flexibility in your movements.

Regards,
Boon Jin