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Adding a Power Adapter to the Sensor Bar

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by paperstreethacks, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. paperstreethacks

    paperstreethacks Gamer.. Geek.. fo life

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    I hadn't thought of that. This could be the solution for projectors.
     
  3. paperstreethacks

    paperstreethacks Gamer.. Geek.. fo life

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    My thoughts exactly. If you check out my setup, I am going to test it in a full size movie theater tonight...
     
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    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    lol you should probly record that i wanna see zelda graphics on that big of a screen lol
     
  5. paperstreethacks

    paperstreethacks Gamer.. Geek.. fo life

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    Will do... i'll post in the forums afterwards!
     
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    so how does the signal go from the bar to the wii? if it isnt connected to the wii?
     
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    Seriously a full size movie theater screen with Zelda on it would be INSANE!
     
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    the bar doesn't actually communicate to the Wii. It's only there to give the Wiimote a point of reference.
     
  9. lazyjk

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    The name sensor bar can be a misnomer. All it contains are some LED's that the wii mote uses to determine it's posistion. It only connects to the Wii for a power source, nothing else.
     
  10. Master Wii

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    Interesting idea .... but what advantage does this present exactly? I'm sorta confused why you would do this?
     
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    Well, if your wii was far from your tv, then you can't exactly plug your sensor bar into the wii can you? So why don't you just plug it into the nearest power outlet. That way, your sensor bar doesnt need to be near the wii, only near a electrical outlet.
     
  12. Master Wii

    Master Wii Master of the Wii

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    Why not just place the Wii near the TV, no modification required :smilewinkgrin:
     
  13. paperstreethacks

    paperstreethacks Gamer.. Geek.. fo life

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    Here is some interesting information I gathered while doing this yesterday:

    - When the Wii is in "sensitivity aiming mode" it variates the voltage from 5 volts to 7.5, to make the lights blink (like they do on screen at when doing the sensitivity aiming screen)

    - The sensitivity of the remotes is adjusted in the "Digital camera" (??) (I think a CCD) in the Wii Mote, no changes are made to the brightness of the sensor bar...

    - As stated by the guy who made his own sensor bar Make How to make your own sensor bar there are actually 5 lights on each side of the bar

    I have added a video of this on my site.. link below..

    paperstreethacks.com

    YouTube Link

    Cheers

    S

    Next I am going to take apart the Wiimote and find out what it uses as a "sensor",... I have to get em back from my GF first :smilewinkgrin:




    When the Wii starts getting more "customizable", I want a mod that when you tap two Wii-motes together, they go "chink" like beer glasses...
     
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    paperstreethacks Gamer.. Geek.. fo life

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    That's not always practical, say you have a projection television.

    Besides, what is this "no modification" stuff you speak of?
     
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    paperstreethacks Gamer.. Geek.. fo life

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    BTW can anybody find info on what exactally the Wiimote is using to "triangulate" the signal? I am gonna tear it apart and look, but judging by the screen shots from the aiming sensitivy mode, my bets on a cheap digital CCD. .

    Anyone else think the aiming screen looks like "a live feed"...?
     
  16. Master Wii

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    Modifications are fine if they increase performance or make the gameplay experience all that much better.
     
  17. paperstreethacks

    paperstreethacks Gamer.. Geek.. fo life

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    I agree... for the bold, even non performance based modifications are fun..

    I am not saying that modding the Wii case to look like a [?] block fromm Super Mario Brothers is on my todo list (hmmm), although I think case modding takes an array of talent....

    This particular modification allows me to play my Wii on say, a projection screen, or as I am attempting this week, the local 1 screen movie theater.
     
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    :shocked: Wii on the silver screen?
     
  20. paperstreethacks

    paperstreethacks Gamer.. Geek.. fo life

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    Yeah.... Hehe here's preview..

    [​IMG]

    but basically bobby1212 has the idea.. i am gonna put the Wii Sensor bar on a stand in the row in front of the row we sit/stand/flail in... so the screen will appear to be full size in front of them, but the virtual "Window" that the user is interacting with is smaller...

    like bobby's picture below

    [​IMG]
     
    #20 paperstreethacks, Dec 5, 2006
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