Author Topic: Wiimote stopped detecting my IR all of a sudden!  (Read 4523 times)

Offline Vestibule Chaperone

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on: July 17, 2008, 09:33:42 PM
So, I've got a working battery, 2 working wiimotes, and detection on the screen with uwe schmidt's mac adaptation of the software, everything's perfect. Then all of a sudden, it just stopped working. I have no idea why, the wiimotes are detected, the battery works, I just got another LED just for kicks, and yeah - ZIP. NADA. no detection.

Why may this be hmmmm...

I tried deleting the two wiimotes from the bluetooth prefs and my macbook found em again, but no dice. Any help sure appreciated.



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Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 11:46:35 PM
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Are you sure your IR source is still working?

Use a digital or mobile phone camera (most are IR sensitive) and check your IR source is still working.

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Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 12:55:53 AM
you have a MacBook... does it have built in webcam ? if so you can verify your IR with that as well...



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Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008, 06:51:44 PM
Thanks.

Welll....I've tried testing with my apple remote (battery on it's ok, I mean it works on my macbook and everything), but no detection from EITHER of my two wiimotes, which made me doubt that the problem's in the hardware. I also bought a new IR led, hooked it up to a ni-mh battery (tested OK with a voltometer), and still nothing detected. I just dont get why it worked and stopped all of a sudden.



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Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008, 09:01:36 PM
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Before you rule out your IR-Source, I still suggest you make sure you can actaully see IR by using an IR sensitive camera.

Otherwise if sure hardware, go to Uwe's blog heeps of Mac users there they will be better able to help debug for you.

http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard

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Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 05:47:23 PM
I've bothered Uwe with multiple technical difficulties and my un-understandings, but  for good or for ill, there's no forum. So I thought this may be a common issue, so I posted here. I dont have an IR cam, but I will try with several LEDs and several batteries as I dont have any other IR detector. I'll post my progress.



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Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 11:01:29 PM
Any mobile phone camera, digital camera or web cam is IR sensitive!

You don't need to do anything to the settings. Turn your Mobile Phone camera on, put your IR-Pen in view and turn it on. If the IR-Led is working then you will see it light up.

Read: http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes!-***-updated-***/

It is more likely a IR-Source problem than a software problem. Before you start reloading and loading software, CONFIRM your IR-Source is up to scratch and working.

The only way to do this is to see it working!

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