ir reciever as sensor bar for wii on imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by speakerwizard, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. speakerwizard macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2006
    just a thought, but would the ir reciever act like the sensor bar or even the led for the isight for that matter? i may have to give it a go tomorrow as im off to bed now
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    I have heard that putting a candle on either side of it works? No idea though don't own a wii to give it a shot.
  3. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    It wont work,

    The sensor bar , despite its name, doesnt sense but has Infra-red emitters on it which is how the remote senses the movement as well as using its accelerometers

    The wiimote has the IR receiver

    You can prove this by unplugging the sensor bar and getting any old tv/hifi remote and make it constantly emit IR by holding a button down on itand point it towards the wiimote, the wiimote will then work.

    you could also prove that the sensor bar is the EMITTER by getting a camera phone or digi cam and point it at the sensor bar, you should see a light emitting from it then as the camera turns it into visible light

    As for using candles,i guess its possible they could emit infra red, try it and see!
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Yeah thats the idea at least. The candle are suppose to emit enough infra red that it make the remote work. Now who knows if it actually works. I really want to know if this works. So post if it does!:D
  5. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2006
  6. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    Lol! We could have a whole forum dedicated to just the Wii.

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