July 5, 2008

4$ Sensor bar

I recently bought a couple of Wiimotes for physical interface experiments at the lab. To make the most of it you need some IR light source for the camera to look at. The simplest thing one can do is light some candles - they show up fine. However, they flickr and are annoying to move around, and you can't turn them upside down. I found some Infrared LEDs that run fine on just a 1.5V button cell battery, and since I have no soldering skills I made a silly looking, but fully functional sensor bar replacement with some tinfoil and clothepins.

Posted by Claus at July 5, 2008 5:36 PM
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