Anyone have to make a custom sensor bar...

#1SinfullyvannilaPosted 4/18/2013 6:02:35 AM
To play their games really close to the tv? I only sit about 2 feet away from my TV because that's all the clearance I have in my tiny room.(I have it set up on the same TV as my PC).

I know it's possible, and probably pretty easy. I even have a spare wireless Sensor Bar that I'm willing to possibly ruin in the attempt.

Just wondering if anyone has done it and has tips that may save me some headache.
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#2RockD79Posted 4/18/2013 6:16:39 AM
Sinfullyvannila posted...
To play their games really close to the tv? I only sit about 2 feet away from my TV because that's all the clearance I have in my tiny room.(I have it set up on the same TV as my PC).

I know it's possible, and probably pretty easy. I even have a spare wireless Sensor Bar that I'm willing to possibly ruin in the attempt.

Just wondering if anyone has done it and has tips that may save me some headache.


Try lighting two candles instead.
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#3Sinfullyvannila(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2013 6:27:48 AM
RockD79 posted...
Sinfullyvannila posted...
To play their games really close to the tv? I only sit about 2 feet away from my TV because that's all the clearance I have in my tiny room.(I have it set up on the same TV as my PC).

I know it's possible, and probably pretty easy. I even have a spare wireless Sensor Bar that I'm willing to possibly ruin in the attempt.

Just wondering if anyone has done it and has tips that may save me some headache.


Try lighting two candles instead.


I know that works, but I'd prefer not to be gaming that close to an open flame.
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Polite conversation should never include Politics, Religion or what constitutes an RPG.
Playing a game for it's story is like watching porn for it's story.
#4Citan22Posted 4/18/2013 6:34:59 AM
in college my brother would take his wii along with him and i guess at some point he lost his sensor bar. so we went to radio shack and bought 4 or 6 infrared LEDs, mounted them through this hollow piece of plastic tubing and wired it to sit atop a 2 x AA battery pack, with an on/off switch and everything. the whole project cost around $10 and took half an hour to do.

since you don't know the exact spacing you'll need your LEDs to be in order to play that close to the tv, you are going to have to experiment.. so don't permanently mount the LEDs till you know the spacing.. and don't take apart your current sensor bar, it's probably more work that way.
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#5Sinfullyvannila(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2013 6:41:31 AM
Ok, the only thing is that I'm infamously bad with making electronics from components, so I was just planning to use the wireless sensor bar since all the components are there already.
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#6New LinkPosted 4/18/2013 6:54:26 AM
I made one to works as a pointer fol my laptop a while ago. used five infrared leds on each side (10 total) and put them in an adjustable groove to slide how far apart they are.
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#7Sinfullyvannila(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2013 7:01:32 AM
Am I going to have to worry about resisters or any other components, or will LEDs, batteries and wires do the trick?
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