Author Topic: Possible to calibrate without actual surface??  (Read 4968 times)

Offline acwestchester

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on: February 08, 2008, 02:27:46 PM

Is it possible to use the whiteboard program and calibrate in the air? Meaning not on any surface. Basically so you can just use the air as your screen.

Has anyone tried this?



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Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 02:35:52 PM
If you had no screen how would you know where you are clicking? Yes the wiimote will see where your led is in space but you wont know where you are clicking or what you are clicking



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Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 02:54:40 PM

Think of it this way, you can be sitting in your chair at your desk, calibrate the air in front of you. Of course you're facing your computer screen, and now you can just sit and be working without actually touching the screen. (Basically like the finger tracking)
Now you can sit back touch sections of the air where you calibrated the screen with the led pen. Like an invisible projection in front of you.



Offline Thisisjon

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Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 03:20:34 PM
In that case, theoretically it would work. The hardest part would the actual calibrating part, because you wont know where the dots for calibrating are. Once you have successfully calibrated the wiimote, you would just move the led pen in the air and the mouse would move on the screen. Also another thing to think about is the fact that when the wiimote sees the led, it interprets that as a right click. So you are just going to be right clicking all over the place.
Usually when you are doing the wii whiteboard, you only have the LED on when you want to right click. But in your idea, if you did that, you wouldnt know where the mouse is because the wiimote couldnt see it.



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Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 03:57:54 PM
If you place the wiimote on top of your screen facing you, then you can point at the screen and calibrate in mid air. This way you can see where your pointing.

If you dont point at the screen you have no way of knowing where you point at.

But it will still work the only thing that is different is that you need to point the wiimote at yourself instead of your screen, because there will be no ir dot at the screen.