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Sensor bar really just ir signals??

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by corbs132, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. nloding

    nloding GBAtemp Fan

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    I'm going to look into making two small IR emitters that I will mount exactly 1/2 way down the sides of my TV ... in theory, when the Wiimote is pointing towards the screen ... the cursor is where I'm aiming the Wiimote.

    Or am I wrong? Has anyone else tried this?
     
  2. rabbit1654

    rabbit1654 Member

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    So yesterday I finally got my Wii and one of the first things (of course first i did a little sports) was trying to enlarge the sensorbar cable. So I thought just to solder a piece of cable into that sensorbarcable but this was not so easy as i thought.
    The sensorbarcable (two wireed) is one of the hard to solder coppercable which is isolatet by any extraterrestric material (don't know the name). So yesterday evening I had the sensorbarcable cut of and wasn't able to fix/solder it again - very very sad situation.

    Today I went to an local electronic shop and they fixed the cable +2,5 meters of normal coppercable. So noone is falling over that damn cable again and sports are back online.

    Anyway - what proppably everyone figgured out already - the sensorbar is really only gettin' the power over the cable. It's just emitting IR signals which are only used for the pointer. Try it yourself - pull the sensorbar out of the Wii while playing a game of your choice (i tryed bowling). It works just fine without the sensorbar - so long you aren't in a aiming or pointing playing situation - i think ;-)

    so far... anyway i would be happy about an wireless solution - just pluggin' the sensorbar into an adapter an that one in a power suplly socket
     
  3. Virtual-Wii-noob

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    Yeah you can just use two candles if your sensor bar is broken
     
  4. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

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    I'm honestly quite impressed you were able to find a thread from over 12 years ago.
     
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