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Awesome work!  I was very disappointed with the Wii Fit program not including a simple scale without having to wade through all the other stuff.  My 2 biggest suggestions have already been mentioned.  Even on my 40" CRT TV, the weight is unreadable because it is so small.  I guess maybe it has to do with the pixel limit you mentioned, but if thats the case, I strongly second the digital readout suggestion made by Dewdude.  A simple, easy to read number whether its pounds or kilo's.--[[User:Notagoodusername|Notagoodusername]] 03:05, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
 
Awesome work!  I was very disappointed with the Wii Fit program not including a simple scale without having to wade through all the other stuff.  My 2 biggest suggestions have already been mentioned.  Even on my 40" CRT TV, the weight is unreadable because it is so small.  I guess maybe it has to do with the pixel limit you mentioned, but if thats the case, I strongly second the digital readout suggestion made by Dewdude.  A simple, easy to read number whether its pounds or kilo's.--[[User:Notagoodusername|Notagoodusername]] 03:05, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
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Elisherer, thanks for your great program, as others the problem is the way it calibrates, in mine is showing more than 3.5 kilos left so is fully unbalanced, on the COG is showing left-down a little bit (just touching the outside of the yellow circle. And hope you can make the ruler bigger as it is so small that is really hard to see it on any screen I have (and I use the HD cable). About the balancing why not use the + and - buttons to manually calibrate the board in the weight area and the control pad for the COG, that should make the correction as the real ones. Thank you for reading, keep the scene growing. [[User:Werewolferx|Werewolferx]] 09:26, 16 May 2009
  
 
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I just wanted to take a second to compliment your work. I was trying to do something like this for a bit, but my weight formula was off by as much as 30 pounds sometimes xD. Anyways, I love what you've done here and I can't wait to see the source released as I'm sure it will benefit many developers (I'm a huge fan of balance board implementation BTW). And kudos for using libwiisprite ;)--Arikado 23:42, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. I appreciate this very much, I've included the source today for other developers to be assisted. I can't figure how to calibrate the balance board... it always comes out different. elisherer 13:07, 4 May 2009 (GMT+2) —Preceding undated comment added 10:07, 4 May 2009 (UTC).

Suggestions

First of all, nice job! I really like this demo with the Balance Board. It would be nice to swap between Pound and Kg by pressing a button on the Weight screen. It could be great to add an offset (+/-) to adjust the weight in case the board is not that accurate. --Crayon 01:34, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Wll it's all very good, I'll be sure to add an offset option with (-) and (+) to move the bar left and right. But about the pounds Im not very familiar with the pounds measurments because we use the metric system. maybe someone would make a pounds ruler PNG file and send it to me.--Elisherer 05:05, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
i think it would be easier to just compute the pounds based on the conversion rate, 1 kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds (thanks, google), and then move the ruler accordinglyyossi 07:28, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
It's a good idea, I'll give it a try...--Elisherer 07:48, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
I've added all the features above but i have a problem with the ruler.png the max width of a picture is 1024 pixels and to get Lbs its supposed to go all the way to 310 and the ruler goes to 150. so if anybody has a solution it will be welcome...--Elisherer 14:31, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Why even have a "ruler" with the weight. While analog displays are cool, but digital accuracy is so nice. How bout a choice? I honestly would much rather see a digital readout of my weight vs an analog scale. Dewdude 17:32, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Great utility! One problem though - the weight ruller view is to small! On my 28" tv it's hardly readable. Bigger display would be helpful for people with smaler/ older tvs or sight disabilities. It would also be great to have a channel or channel forwarder for this, but that's other subject. good work Elisherer. wiistula —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiistula (talkcontribs) 09:15, 6 May 2009

Awesome work! I was very disappointed with the Wii Fit program not including a simple scale without having to wade through all the other stuff. My 2 biggest suggestions have already been mentioned. Even on my 40" CRT TV, the weight is unreadable because it is so small. I guess maybe it has to do with the pixel limit you mentioned, but if thats the case, I strongly second the digital readout suggestion made by Dewdude. A simple, easy to read number whether its pounds or kilo's.--Notagoodusername 03:05, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Elisherer, thanks for your great program, as others the problem is the way it calibrates, in mine is showing more than 3.5 kilos left so is fully unbalanced, on the COG is showing left-down a little bit (just touching the outside of the yellow circle. And hope you can make the ruler bigger as it is so small that is really hard to see it on any screen I have (and I use the HD cable). About the balancing why not use the + and - buttons to manually calibrate the board in the weight area and the control pad for the COG, that should make the correction as the real ones. Thank you for reading, keep the scene growing. Werewolferx 09:26, 16 May 2009

Pre-Release

Try the prereleases here and say whats on your mind...

Baltools-0.25.zip —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elisherer (talkcontribs) 14:38, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

It would be nice to have a way to tare the scale. Say I want to weigh something like a cat or small dog. If I had the ability to tare, I'd step on the scale and wait for it to stabilize. Then I'd hit the A button and the scale would read zero with me standing on it. I could then pick up the cat and read its weight directly. The tare button could also be used to zero the scale with nobody standing on the Balance Board.

As soon as I figure out how, I also have a scale with pounds on it. I also doubled the height of kilogram scale to make it more readable. The fit-weight.png has to be altered for that work. I didn't do as neat a job on it but I'll upload that too.


--Frogstar robot 14:07, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

ruler.png and fit-weight.png

ul.to scale.zip

--Frogstar robot 14:34, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Media:scale.zip

This version is cleaner and easier to read than the version on uploaded.to and is hosted here. As this ruler is tripled in height to allow both pounds and kilograms to be read at the same time as well as making the kilo scale easier to read, I also included a fit-weight.png to accommodate it.

Board unbalanced?

Hi, when I start the app, both weight and gravity are not zero/centered. The weight is below zero and the gravity is moved from the center to the top/left (still within the yellow circle). I wonder is this normal, or is my board broken? I always wondered if it worked right, but as nintendo-soft never showed the "empty state" there was no way to check. Only "check board"-buttons and they always report "fully functional". Now this difference makes me worry... CU, Mario —Preceding unsigned comment added by Padrino (talkcontribs) 02:17, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Well Mario it's probably nothing, I just didnt implement the calibration method that nintendo does everytime before you use the board. Try starting WiiFit and go through the calibration and head back to tell us whats changed... (as I said, every time i run the program it changes a bit).--Elisherer 09:31, 11 May 2009 (UTC)