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"Sensor" Bar Doesnt Really Sence At All

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by PAStAMAAAN, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. PAStAMAAAN

    PAStAMAAAN WiiChat Member

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    "Apparently some enterprising hax0rs tore apart their Wii sensor bar, only to find a couple of standard IR emitters. It turns out the "sensor" bar doesn't actually sense at all, it just sends out a pair of IR beams which can then be triangulated by the Wiimote."


    Wii sensor bar hax0red - Engadget
     
  2. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    who cares?
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    it's awesome, the sensor bar is actually wireless... put two standard remotes uder your tv, and have a friend repeatedly tap buttons on it, then move your Wiimote and it will show up on the screen
     
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    PAStAMAAAN WiiChat Member

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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    so it was still already posted, if you searched you could have posted in my thread... im' lonely
     
  7. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    :lol: if the sensor bar does what we all want it to do, who cares if what's in it is really simple? Though I don't have a clue what "a pair of IR beams' are, but its being said that its crap, all I know is that as far as I know, it does what its meant to do :)
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    what this means is that it will be easy to mod, possibly making a wireless one for people with projectors etc.
     
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    And? We already know that a third party company is working on a wireless one. I don't remember who it was, mad catz or someone like that.
     
  10. Sam_Harris

    Sam_Harris ******

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    Well said mate
     
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    Exactly!! ;)
     
  12. CaliforniaBeachUSA

    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    Oh cool! When will the Wireless Bar come out? And who will make it? (Or do we not know for sure?)
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    you can mod your own... haven't you learned anything!

    the only problem you might have is figuring out which contact on the "sensor bar" is + amd which is -, you could just use a battery and some wire
     
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    Eh so if you added 100 sensors instead of originally 4 (if it's 4) would the precision be amazing? Or am I wrong?
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    you couldn't increase it by a whole lot, and im pretty sure it's six(theres a pic in the link)
     
  16. Kazz

    Kazz Hardware Modding Freak

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    anyone know how much a new sensor bar would cost? i have some modding ideas for it :)
     
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    what help would a wireless sensor bar do? the thing has like a 30 foot wire and it only needs to sit above or below your tv.

    having a wireless (batteries!) means you'll have a bigger bar too?
    if you can't set the tiny bar that came with the wii for your projector tv, then no wireless big ass clunker is going to fix your problem.
     
  18. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    You could make one for a dollar, provided you already have some spare AA cells.............

    Here's a link I posted somewhere yesterday:

    "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
     
  19. JeritenX

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    10 bucks from nintendo
     
  20. Tobuscus

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    Your people-skills need revamping. Someone should sit down with you sometime.
     

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