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Old 12-18-2008, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default My WiiMote project is complete!

I saw some interesting stuff online about using the WiiMote as an IR tracker and decided to put something together for these wonderful clickable cockpits.

Using an old golf glove, I attached an IR LED, battery and switch to enable my LCD monitor to act like a touch screen. Wasn't to hopeful at first, but in the end it actually works, and works very well!

Here's a quick video of this little gadget, dubbed the "Power Glove" (originality is not what I get paid for), at work in Black Shark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLkfx6QxLfg
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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very very cool!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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Pretty cool man , props to you. It looks like it works very smooth. Now you just need to put up a guide for us on exactly how you built it
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:19 AM   #4
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Cool stuff.
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Can you explain a bit more about this setup!
Looks really nice.

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:27 AM   #6
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Wow,, that's great. please tell us how to make that great thing!@
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The software that is required can be found at the link below. This software will link with your Wii Remote and interpret the IR light as mouse clicks.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/

You will also need to have your PC up on Bluetooth to connect to the Wii Remote.


The position of the LED should be close to where you are touching the screen, but does not need to be exact. There is a calibration part of the Wii Remote Whiteboard software that correct for this.

Position the Wii Remote so that it can see the monitor clearly (I have mine on a Surround Sound speaker stand over my left shoulder). If you have Track IR, you may need to reposition the unit as the IR light that it uses may interfere with the Wii Remote camera. The Wii Remote has about a 45 degree field of view, so keep this in mind when positioning the remote.

All in all, it's a fantastic integration of pieces for a truley interactive result. Once you get used to the mouse hot spots for the clicking, it's almost natural.

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Old 12-18-2008, 04:31 AM   #8
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Sweet! I suggest a clear plastic film or some other cover for your screen though. It takes very little to wear down that monitor surface over time.
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You guys have done some cool stuff... I still don't really know how to do it myself. I'd need a video tutorial or something.

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I will now change the b2b webportal project i am doing at work to this.

I need this more - and i need to relax when i get home!

Very impressive!
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