August 2009


I am demonstrating the use of my ‘home-made’ IR Pen or Wii pen using an application called ‘Cooliris’.
First thought that enters my mind is ‘Minority report’ – this device brings a different depth to using the PC, a rather pleasant interactivity that really shows well in Cooliris.

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This is my home-built version of the IR glove.
The setup is basically; blue tooth dongle (blue soleil), wii mote, wiimote whiteboard software to calibrate and a golfing glove that incorporates a battery and a strong Infra-red LED at the tip of the finger, activated by a micro switch.
When playing DCS: Black Shark, a helicopter sim, it adds to the immersion and ease of controls when in the cockpit as every switch can be clicked using your hand – this eliminates the tedious mouse control and/or keyboard commands.
If you can’t afford to buy control boxes etc then this is ideal – with some basic knowledge, simple instructions and materials costing less than £10.