Author Topic: Blue Tooth Wireless Full Pressure sensitive IR Pen  (Read 11060 times)

Offline Brycebeamer

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on: February 25, 2009, 05:19:42 PM
Just like everyone, I find that the Wii Whiteboard is a great tool.  Analog Pressure sensitivity much like that from a wacom tablet would increase its value dramatically.  I am working on an IR pen that also sends serial data via Blue tooth and will be posting the results in the near future.  I need help getting the serial data to give pressure feedback in popular applications like photoshop.  Any help would be great!
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Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 07:11:02 PM
Sounds fantastic!


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Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 07:42:13 PM
Just like everyone, I find that the Wii Whiteboard is a great tool.  Analog Pressure sensitivity much like that from a wacom tablet would increase its value dramatically.  I am working on an IR pen that also sends serial data via Blue tooth and will be posting the results in the near future.  I need help getting the serial data to give pressure feedback in popular applications like photoshop.  Any help would be great!
-Bryce

Hi Bryce,

Do you have any idea on how to simulate the pressure data on the computer? So that the pressure sensitivity input can be sent to applications such as photoshop emulating an actual tablet.

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Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 04:41:11 PM
Boon,
Thats actually where I need some help.  I have the force sensor and a couple buttons that send data through a bluetooth connection but now i need to create some way for that data to activate pressure sensitive software like Photoshop.  I figure somebody who worked on importing the wii data to control the cursor might be able to help me add functionality to the application.
-Bryce



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Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 05:30:28 PM
Boon,
Thats actually where I need some help.  I have the force sensor and a couple buttons that send data through a bluetooth connection but now i need to create some way for that data to activate pressure sensitive software like Photoshop.  I figure somebody who worked on importing the wii data to control the cursor might be able to help me add functionality to the application.
-Bryce

Hi Bryce,

From my current research, I have not successfully found any mechanism to simulate the pressure data into applications such as Photoshop. There are not much information regarding the way the pressure sensitivity input is obtained from the tablet devices.

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Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 01:48:22 PM
Boon,
Thats actually where I need some help.  I have the force sensor and a couple buttons that send data through a bluetooth connection but now i need to create some way for that data to activate pressure sensitive software like Photoshop.  I figure somebody who worked on importing the wii data to control the cursor might be able to help me add functionality to the application.
-Bryce

There are a couple of driver samples out on the net for the two types of drivers for windows... HID and WinTAB API... I dont recall which is supported in Photoshop but one of them is only supported in Photoshop... or I would say that Photoshop uses only one of those.  What force sensor are you using?



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Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 08:55:09 AM
Hello, i'm new here
thanks that's what I needed... I didn't know what driver to use.

I'm also working on a wiimote Cintiq with a pressure sensitive pen. But my idea is that, instead of Bluethooting the pressure data,  I will try to solder the analog pressure sensor data to a Nunchunk plugged to the Wiimote, which have two analog input I can use. Do you think it is feasible?

For the pen i'm thinking about using the pressure sensor of an old Wacom pen.

EDIT: Wacom seems to use WinTAB. The wacom software development support is this site, I guess: http://www.wacomeng.com
« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 09:03:22 AM by philquiet »