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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2013, 08:08:06 PM »
Mate that seems to work ok.
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2013, 03:30:02 PM »
My IR LED head-tracker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3061TLHFErs (video set as unlisted)


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2013, 10:13:27 PM »
Looks like youve got it working great Sammy.

I like the bouncy landing and the sigh of relief at the end.

All you need to do is tidy up the wiring on the ir head piece and it'll be apples.

Ill try to get mine working this weekend   
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2013, 10:20:14 PM »
Haha yeah I know. I'm probably going to make a case for it when I've got time. It's at a prototype stage. If you want a similar build to mine then I recommend 38 half degree IR LEDs I picked up from RS and 30 OHM resistors. With my 4.5v battery pack it pushes out 85 mA on the lights making them bright and suitable for evne the highest lit rooms.


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2013, 07:38:52 AM »
I've sourced some 30deg LEDS and I'm thinking of powering it via USB. My keyboard has a USB port on it and my headphones already plug into it also.

Most LEDS operate on 1.2V so that means I'll need a 80ohm resistor to drop the voltage from 5V down to 1.2V

Did you use a template for the Led placement?
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2013, 08:16:28 AM »
Yeah mate I referred to this post on the free-track website: http://forum.free-track.net/index.php?showtopic=1856

It is recommended to have ~40 half-degree (so total 80) so when you look from side to side the led is still being picked up by the webcam.


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2013, 07:53:07 PM »
My joystick is pretty tight.

i can have multiple users controlling it pretty crazy its very ergonomic

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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2013, 10:17:09 AM »
First attempt failed...

Dont quite know why but the LED's i bought from Jaycar would not light up using the 5v USB power... I can get normal LEDS to work fine but the IR ones would no work..

I'll order some from RS this week & just get the right ones.
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2013, 08:10:46 PM »
Let me know how it goes. What are you using for the frame?


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2013, 07:35:07 AM »
Bit of coat hanger. It all looked awesome but did t work. Guess I should have tested the LEDs before I taped soldered and mounted the whole thing.

I've ordered the 40deg ones from RS should get them in a day or two.

I see u used 2 AA batteries I assume in series to give you 2.4v
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2013, 12:19:13 PM »
I used 3 AA batteries giving me 3.9v bro so I ended up using 30 Ohm resistors to get ~85 mA


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2013, 01:13:52 PM »
I resistor on each led or did you do the series circuit?
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2013, 05:49:21 PM »
On each LED bro. I drew up my circuit in paint bro which I've attached


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2013, 12:40:07 PM »
Got the LEDs today.. I aslo got that WAR games installed  had a brief fly about this morning.. Its sooo smooth..

Will have to enable eyefinity & give it a spin tonight.
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2013, 01:09:17 PM »
Sweeeeet..
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