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Offline insomnia

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on: February 09, 2008, 08:27:14 AM
I've read about this some time ago, and now i started to test the whiteboard on my laptop. At first i didnt know what to expect i had a tiny 14.1" screen wii mote at close range so i thought maybe it would be as responsive as the demo from Johnny Lee, but i was wrong it is almost just as responsive as my mouse :D , i modified a simple led light replaced the led with a IR led from a old remote, but wow it work almost perfect. The only problem was the sun, it can be a **LOVE** sometimes as my laptop is close to my window(i dont have another position for it). But without the sun it work great.

On my desktop(Windows Vista) it doesnt run i dont know the nature of this problem but i wil get to it later. I love this project. Keep going.

The only problem is the right click thing, but i like the idea of a hotspot where you can click for right click.



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Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 09:27:07 AM
Good job there, sir.
Sounds like you got it goin'.  :D




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Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 10:22:48 AM
I got i going real nice, i have my right click working by holding the cursor at one place for 3 secs, the code needs to be cleaned up and it needs some tunning but by tomorrow it will be ready for everyone who wants to test it  ;D



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Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 11:33:37 AM
I'll test it after I get my battery holder
today. :D Man, this Wiimote deal is teh greatest.




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Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 11:49:03 AM
Looking forward to trying it !

Rich
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Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 04:00:38 PM
Good to see that there are people who want to test my solution, this way i know i can help others. I just hope my IR pen holds for testing  :D (its taped/gleued together).

I'm just at home from my work, so maybe im gonna test/clean up for sometime now, and i hope my code is ready tomorrow or maybe tonight but its about 23:00(11:00 PM) here, so i dont have much time before i need to go sleep ;D.

Edit: for the moment it seems that i have a right click in firefox but on my desktop it doesnt work, because i have a ugly hack atm, always left_down but depending of the pressed time it gives a rightup or left up, im trying to think of a solution for that, it just a couple of days i started developing in C#(i have alot of experience in PHP) so im figuring it out one step at a time but its going the good way, the basics of C# is pretty easy to learn.

Edit(Somewhere later a night): Problem one, my click and hold solution comes with a price, the price it loss of movement and responsiveness. I need to put in some time of unresponsiveness so i can calculate the time the button is pressed, and there for you can't move anything because holding it longer will make it a right click... i have put in a testing version to test for you guys but beware  that you need to wait for 1 sec before you click again if you want a left click...

led on = left-click
hold 2sec = right-click

tell me if it works for a bit, and ill try to correct the responsiveness bug.
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