Author Topic: Multiple IR Pens and a Single WiiMote (Does it work?)  (Read 6298 times)

Offline HeadClot

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on: December 05, 2010, 08:50:25 PM
I am looking at a potential Multi user interface application for the PC.

I am wanting to 1 to 7 people play a game of Dungeons and Dragons using only IR pens, A custom app that i am going to build and a single Wii Remote.

Now I have some questions about Multiple IR pens and the Wii Remote setup.

Question is Can a Multi-User interface be done with any of the WiiMotes Projects Software/Hardware setups?




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Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 03:10:12 AM
Hi,

Yeah, you may use multiple IR pens but the Wiimote detects up to 4 IR sources.

So, if you are planning to use 4 IR pens simultaneously, there may be situations where you are unable to track all of them especially when there is reflections that causes additional IR sources to be detected. However, you may still be able to track the multiple IR pens with multiple refreshes of the incoming data.

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Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 10:02:59 AM
Hi,

Yeah, you may use multiple IR pens but the Wiimote detects up to 4 IR sources.

So, if you are planning to use 4 IR pens simultaneously, there may be situations where you are unable to track all of them especially when there is reflections that causes additional IR sources to be detected. However, you may still be able to track the multiple IR pens with multiple refreshes of the incoming data.

Regards,
Boon Jin

I was planning on Using 8 IR Pens Guess i am going to buy another wii remote for this.



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Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 07:33:09 PM
If you are using two Wiimotes, you may want to separate the areas tracked by each of the Wiimote as if the two Wiimotes are tracking the same 4 IR points, the additional 4 IR sources will not be detected.

Regards,
Boon Jin

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