New for 2011 – check out the MIDI Camera
– gesture control with no Bluetooth, or even a PC!
I finally got round to desoldering a Pixart camera sensor from the front of WiiMote and hooking it up to the I2C bus of an Arduino.
You need to run a 3.3v regulator, an LTC4301 buffer, and a 25Mhz clock to the chip, but I’m pleased to report that it works!
I’m building an updated laser harp and I’ll be adding this new hardware sensor to provide gesture tracking within the laser beams.
This has really cool implications for robots built with an Arduino. Wow, the Arduino can see…
I think Pixart should make these sensors available to mere mortals like us…
Here are some of my annotated notes: