Wiimote IR Camera and Wiimote IR finger tracking
Posted: 06 January 2009 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey everyone,
yesterday I saw the new project of Johnny Chung Lee http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/

I have discover the interesting features of the Wiimote IR Camera, It contains a 1024x768 infrared camera with built-in hardware blob tracking of up to 4 points at 100Hz.
Is it possible to use this camera for multi-touch blob capturing?

this is the projects to transform the Wiimote IR Camera USB interface:
http://procrastineering.blogspot.com/2008/09/working-with-pixart-camera-directly.html

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Posted: 06 January 2009 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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well i’ve done this one a year ago nearly, and it really works fine.

the Question would be, since the wiimote can be paired with the computer via bluetooth and then use USB-HID, would any of the trackers identify the wiimote as a usb camera or it wouldnt recognize it at all?!

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Posted: 06 January 2009 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I did a project VERY similar to this using a standard webcam and touchlib.  Pretty cool and fun to play with, though as he said, not terribly productive.

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Posted: 08 January 2009 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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You can use the wiimote but it only tracks 4 blobs, and you cant use it as a webcam, so you would need implement your own tracking.

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Posted: 08 January 2009 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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you should check out wii mote whitebord

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Posted: 08 January 2009 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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You don’t really need to implement your own tracking as the wiimotes sends the coordinates of the 4 ir points to the computer already, so the tracking is done for you in the wiimote…

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