Author Topic: Terrible tracking distance  (Read 3849 times)

Offline Wiweeyum

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on: January 11, 2009, 01:37:33 AM
So tonight was the first time I've used the whiteboard setup with a projector on a wall. Up until now, I've just pointed the wiimote at my computer screen to fiddle around. But I hooked up a very simple setup with a projector in public and it nearly failed.

I had absolutely no problem hooking the wiimote to the computer, and I had no problem setting up the calibration. The wiimote was seeing the light from the pen, but it wasn't tracking when I moved the pen. It would only register the first location where the pen was turned on.

Here's my setup:
-Vishay TSAL 6400 pen that I bought from http://penteractive.us/
-WIDDCOM stack.
-XP fully updated
-Smoothboard
-The wiimote was at about a 45 degree angle to the left in relation to the screen, and about 7-8 feet (2-2.5 meters... I think... I'm a stupid American and don't think in the metric system) away.
-The screen projected was about 3 feet by 4 feet.

Anyway, it seems like it was a pretty good setup, nothing crazy. Why did it not track the motion?


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Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 01:46:08 AM
Wiweeyum
Could be your settings or Setup.

In smoothboard tell me:
What is the tracking utilization:
Active Smoothing:
IR Camera Sensitivity:

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Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 07:26:57 AM
Utilization was in the low 60% range, so not too bad there.
The smoothing was anywhere between 5 and 8.
I'm not sure about the IR sensitivity, in fact, I didn't even know you could adjust that. ::)

I tried Johnny's Wiimote Whiteboard as well and had the exact same results.

EDIT: After messing around troubleshooting everything I could think of, it seems my batteries were low in the pen. I replaced them, and am getting better tracking just here on my screen. That may have been the issue. I feel silly now.


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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 08:23:45 AM
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Leonardo said their is no such thing as a mistak only an opportunity to learn!

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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 01:07:31 PM
Indeed. Thanks!


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