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candles instead of sensor bar...

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by orangefish7, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. orangefish7

    orangefish7 WiiChat Member

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    i did the trick where u replace the sensor bar with 2 xandles and it works... but how

    must be something with the infrared light fire gives off


    anyone know??
     
  2. spicka

    spicka Beastin By Nature!

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    i do live under a rock yes:yikes:
     
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  3. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    dude. . .that is soooo 2006. Where have you been?
     
  4. Dallan

    Dallan Wii-less

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    That's exactly it ;)

    Fire gives off infra-red light, just like the sensor bar, it's just brighter. The sensor bar has 2 IR LED's in it, and the Wii calculates where you are in space using triangulation (yay trigonometry!). So when you put two candles to either side of your TV, it replicates the 2 sensor bar LED's, just brighter.

    So you can play your Wii from further away (also useful if you have a projector instead of a TV).
     
  5. blueradio

    blueradio get crunk.

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    What do you live under a rock?
     
  6. The-Monk

    The-Monk WiiChat Member

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    I can see the sale of candles going UP!!!
     
  7. E-Roc2010

    E-Roc2010 "Sasuke it to the max"

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    I will never put a candle by my TV. It is a 20 in. tv and about a year old.
     
  8. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    It's actually kinda funny how most of the light energy emitted from a candle is below the visable spectrum. Seems kinda wasteful, all that energy and more than half of it you can't even see.

    Something about a side effect of the Carbon atoms being energized to incandescence.
     
  9. gamechaser001

    gamechaser001 Wii Nerd

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    The reason candles work is not because they produce infra-red light, because they don't, infrared light is a wavelength of light that is invisable to the naked eye, if you look at a flame, you can see the flame and it produces visable light, the IR reciever in the Wii-mote can pick up any type of light, it can be a series of two candles, lamps, can lights, anything that produces light that you can get two sources of, When i got my Wii, I only used my sensor bar for a short time, then I used that lamps and can lights in my house, so if you see a source of light, you should be a ble to use it as a sensor bar, that's why of you have sunlight in a room, your Wii-mote won't focus as well and go crasy around the screen
     
  10. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    who asked how fire gives infrared light? did you ever go to school? and if you did, what did they teach you there? come on people! that's logical information..I think I'm gonna cry
     
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    Uhhh... Wow this forum really is full of idiots. Yes, candles DO produce light within the bounds of the infrared spectrum. UGH. To say that candles do not produce infrared light is FALSE.

    Candles also produce light that is within the "visible spectrum", OBVIOUSLY, as it is visible to the human eye.

    A wide variety of household items, from candles to incandescent lamps, create infrared (IR) light, but for the purposes of the Wii it is better to use a device solely in the infrared spectrum so as not to be distracting. In a pinch, though, you can use any two separate light sources.

    I want to bash each and every one of your heads in for perpetuating false statements or half-truths.
     
  12. matheu00

    matheu00 Ma7hiu5-uk

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    Nice technical post, but posting on a 4 year old thread.....really?
     
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  13. WiiAssasin

    WiiAssasin The ride never ends

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    Indeed, should his post qualify as an epic fail or a win?
     
  14. hybrid -x1

    hybrid -x1 ~graceful assassin~

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    Dude do you even have to ask?

    Thats what he/she said but yet he/she posted on a 4 year old topic..so hmm who really is the idiot here? lol
     
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    WiiAssasin The ride never ends

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    ^ To answer my own question: It is a fail so epic it must be a win.

    And hybrid-x1: all that he/she really doesn't seem necessary.
     
  16. killstrike

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    woo

    hey i am a loser too i just wanna know how to use candles so obviosly thay give off ir but wat do u do rip off the cord that is part of the sensor bar in 2? _confused_:bacon:
     
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    ps. :bacon: :bacon: :bacon: :bacon: :bacon: :bacon: :bacon: :bacon: :bacon: :)
     

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