[PD] Nintendo gun with Pd ?

Bradon Webb amodiuslonodium at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 3 22:46:25 CET 2004

This is just a guess, but isn't the nintendo gun just
directing an infaread beam?  Some computers have an
infaread port on them, so maybe it could possibly be
detected through that port.  I think the IR port is
usually used for printers.  I am also guessing you
could build your own kind of interface for an infaread
gun by using a IR reciever that connects to a Keywiz
which will translate the signal to a keystroke via a
PS/2 port and could easily be interpreted by PD.  Of
course you would have to build the IR reciever
yourself, of modify something exsisting.  I know the
Keywiz translates very well to PD.


--- Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:

> Hallo,
> Alexandre Quessy hat gesagt: // Alexandre Quessy
> wrote:
> > Pd is quite amazing, and we can do just about
> anything. It's 
> > interesting to offer something else than keyboards
> to interact with 
> > electronic art. What about a Nintendo or SEGA gun
> ? Have you heard 
> > about an object of a software that could help us
> make an object out of 
> > it ?  I guess it would mean to display subtle
> symbols or sweeps in a 
> > Gem window that would be recognized by the gun and
> transfered to the 
> > program so that we get to know the area that was
> shot. Such a remote 
> > control would be interesting for "virtual reality"
> using Pd.
> There are [hid] and [joystick] objects, but first
> you need to get
> support for the hardware into your operating system.
> I doubt, that
> these lightguns are supported in major OSses like
> W,M and L.
> Ciao
> -- 
>  Frank Barknecht                               _
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