How to Make a Wireless Nintendo Wii Sensor Bar.

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Introduction: How to Make a Wireless Nintendo Wii Sensor Bar.

this is my first instructable and im going to show you How to make a Wireless Nintendo Wii Sensor Bar.

Step 1: Materials.

For this instructabel you will need:-

1. x2 Infra Red LEDs
2. x1 60 Ion Resistor
3. About 5-6 inches of Wire.
4. x1 Switch
5. x1 4 "AAA" Battery Case

Here are this number's if you want to buy them from Radio-Shack:-

IR Leds - 276-143
"AAA" case - 270-414
Switch - 275-407 or 275-406
60 Ion Resistor - Im not sure but there quite easy to find

Step 2: The Circuit

This is the most trickest thing in the whole wide world to make this circuit but it is, just, possiable.
make sure the Leds are facing the opposite way to the way i have drawn them, Sorry.

Step 3: The Looks

This is What I made mine Like... (for this instructable you will need two)

Step 4: Finished

See that didnt take long Now all you have to do is pop some batterys in and away you go just position it under you telly and your off..

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In Immaculata's Roboticz and autocad and Electronics Lab, I will build a Sensor Brick And I Require:

1. x2 Infra Red LEDs
2. x1 100 OHM Resistor
3. About 5-6 inches/millimeters of Wire.
4. x1 Switch
5. x1 4 "AAA" Battery Case

I don't get it. Don't Wii's come with a sensor bar?

yeah it does but the wire is only about a meter long, so if your useing a projector its a real pain in the arse.

Nice I'ble. Well done for your first. There's a new version of this as a project on Kickstarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1621263610/the-megabar-free-your-wiitm
Seems to be a more complete system. I like their father-son kit idea.

Nice instructable. The Radio Shack parts numbers help. I modified your design by using a 4 AAA battery case instead of a 2. I re-routed the battery circuits to only use two batteries. I then used one of the empty battery slots to house the 4x15 ohm resistors (couldn't find a 60 ohm one). In the other battery slot, I put holes for the two IR LEDs. This approach made it all nice and contained. It works like a charm.

Great concept but if you will check out my website, I think that you will see that I have created a better looking unit out of a burglar window alarm. I found these little guys at Dollar Tree, and they gave me a slider switch, great battery holder and batteries all ready to go. I did was drill a couple of holes, wired together two LEDs and a resistor and soldered the wires to the switch and battery. This IR source, as I call it, is also quite useful with Smoothboard 2.0, a Wii Interactive Whiteboard software, like a graphics tablet on steriods, or a super way to browse YouTube vids, from your couch. I'm James. Any question can be sent to james@whaleboneir.com


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