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Make your own Wireless Sensor Bar!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Samster, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    Proof that the sensor bar is a very very simple affair - it only draws power from the Wii - that's it..........

    This guy's made one out of 4 LED's, a bit of perf board and 4 x AA cells!

    Seems to work perfectly............

    Wii Sensor Bar issues? Make one yourself - Nintendo Wii News - QJ.NET
     
  2. Ranathis

    Ranathis Canehdian!

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    That's really cool. I just may have to try it out!
     
  3. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    definately the way to go if you're using a projector or a screen where the sensor bar cable is way too short.............
     
  4. jus.

    jus. WiiChat Member

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    plus that's just plain cool. not to mention comforting because that wire looks mad flimsy
     
  5. Evi1d33d

    Evi1d33d CheapAssGamer

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    Darn I was just gonna post that lol. Anyways, expect 3rd party manufacturers to make neat looking wireless sensor bars soon.
     
  6. COLDshiver

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    Just a question: How does the sensor bar connect to the Wii? All it has is 4 IR LEDs and batteries. No transmitter or anything. Or does it connect automatically?
     
  7. tuned

    tuned 11.19.06

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    That's awesome, such a simple design too!
     
  8. SuperH

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    It doesn't connect to the Wii. The Wiimotes "see" the IR LEDs.

    I figured this may work, but hadn't tried it. Oh by the way, the video shows the IR LEDs glowing -- your eyes won't see that. It takes a camera that records IR (all cheaper models -- most models actually) to see the IR. Most digital cameras will also let you see IR through its screen.

    Actually, if you bought some LED flashlights I bet you could swap out the LEDs and have them sit where you want them -- make some mounts for them! :lol:
     
  9. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    any phone camera should see the IR light.

    I also would like to know that, if the sensor bar doesn't actually send information to the Wii what does? the Wiimote?
     
  10. SuperH

    SuperH WiiChat Member

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    Yes, within all the data sent. The Wiimotes are bidirectional. The Wii sends data to them, the Wiimotes send data to the Wii.

    You know, I bet someone could make a simple DC power supply (or adapt a wall-wart) to power the Wii sensor bar. You could plug it into the wall instead of the Wii.
     
  11. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Oh, I see.

    lol, yeah that would be cool.
     
  12. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    DIY Wii - I can't see it taking off.
     
  13. DrYou

    DrYou Im Bringin Sexy Back

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    I dont understand why the didn't just make it wireless from the start. The led's would probly last a long long time on just 2 AA.
     

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