Author Topic: My IR LED pen, and story. Only cost me $5.26. *updated*  (Read 5260 times)

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on: February 08, 2008, 08:11:26 PM



It all started the day before yesterday. I watched a movie about the 'Multi-Touch' screens. After that, I was linked to Microsoft's (boo) Surface. I wanted to do everything and quick. After watching some Surface videos, I found a that showed me the Wii Whiteboard. I was amazed. I had a Wiimote! I could probably even make an IR Pen! So I started on my journey. I hooked up my Wiimote to my PC and totally used my TV Remote to try this application out. It worked... Kind of. It kept clicking over and over again (as some of you know). So, I went to RadioShack. I asked for a MicroSwitch and an IR LED. He asked me what it was for. I said 'Something to do with the Wiimote.' He said, 'Oh, that touchscreen thing? Yeah. A university professor made one of those pens.' He helped me get all of the correct stuff and I was off building. I didn't use anything but the IR LED, the switch, some stereo wire, some tape, a maker, and a battery (still need to get a battery holder). So, I put it all together within an hour and a half. I'm a total noob with electronics and wires and such although I know the computer quite well. I got all of it right off. There were no I needed to take nothing apart and I built it off of one image.

So... That's my story. :) The Wiimote Project is great. This is
one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Thanku, very much. <3
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