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Wiimote Projects => Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard => Topic started by: JackieC on May 16, 2008, 02:07:05 AM

Title: Some questions about wiimote whiteboard
Post by: JackieC on May 16, 2008, 02:07:05 AM
Hi everyone,

I am new in here and I have some questions concern to wiimote whiteboard that I need your expert knowledge to help me.

I known that in order to create wiimote whiteboard we need to have IR pen, bluetooth usb and wiimote, my questions are:

1- is this IR led using for making the IR pen? --> vishay TSAL6400
 link: http://fi.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?sku=3152868

2- When we make the IR pen, will it work on the white drape (cloth) because I have the video projector and the white drape hang on the wall (I don't have other screen material I only have the white drape :-) ). If it don't work what material you would suggest to make the screen?

3- What version of wiimote (remote control) you are using? because I saw on the internet there are 2 version (Japanese and US version), which version will work for the project. Can I buy the wii play which include the remote to use for the wii whiteboard? (I know we dont need the wii play but it has the wiimote following). I live in Finland (Europe) so I don't know which version is better choice (I think Japanese version is PAL and US version is NTSC -> will it make different when we use??)

4- What kinds of Bluetooth USB adapter that you think is the best?? I intend to buy a bluethooth v2.0 class 1 EDR to use and I don't know exactly the name because it brand new and I only got this info from the website of the seller:

    BLUETOOTH v2.0 adapter USB port
    Based on the Cambridge Silicon Radio, or BlueCore4
Broadcom BCM2045 or Broadcom BCM2045 or
ISSC IS1032N/IS1602N or ISSC IS1032N/IS1602N scheme

Will it work for the project?

So please give me some suggestions to help to avoid the mistakes before hand :-)



Title: Re: Some questions about wiimote whiteboard
Post by: UndCon on May 16, 2008, 02:32:58 AM
I dont think the drape will work that well as this setup relies on a reflection from the IRled - that is the reason some users are trying alterantive mountings for the LED's (tip/side/rear)

When I use a projector at home I have a plain white door as screen - this works right away and gives a really good reflection

I also used a placemat turned upsidedown as a "wacom" tablet

check my pictures of this at the bottom of my page here:
Title: Re: Some questions about wiimote whiteboard
Post by: JackieC on May 16, 2008, 05:57:28 AM
Thank UndCon, I also thinking similar as what you said. It may be doesnt work well but hey, take a look in this spannish guy project on youtube, what do you think about his screen.

link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTE6JB-aCKo

I thought he was using the wall in his room instead  :D :D