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« on: November 16, 2011, 01:56:36 AM »

Does anyone know how to add a mouse "Right-Click" and or wheel scroll onto the light pen concept?  I use a wireless mouse now in one hand and the light pen in the other but it's a bit hard to use standing up at the board.  I really would like to be able to add those functions and be able to stand in front of the class and not look too goofy.

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 06:29:39 AM »

Does anyone know how to add a mouse "Right-Click" and or wheel scroll onto the light pen concept?  I use a wireless mouse now in one hand and the light pen in the other but it's a bit hard to use standing up at the board.  I really would like to be able to add those functions and be able to stand in front of the class and not look too goofy.

Thanks


Hi,

You can just use the click and hold feature of Smoothboard to right click on the screen. The click-and-hold can be configured to show the Smart Menu or to trigger the Right Click.

Alternatively, you may use a simple wireless presenter tool and assign the buttons to the right click.

Regards,
Boon Jin
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 06:58:28 AM »

Hi,

The use of a light pen (IR) with wireless mouse functionality is something that others have been wanting for a while.

The only instance to my knowledge of a whiteboard wireless pen mouse is the VMarker .

There have been a number of attempts to achieve similar outcomes by using off the shelf components, but there have been deficiencies in functions, packaging, ergonomics or weight.

A really viable solution is still out there in my view.

The key problems I see is in keeping the number of buttons to a minimum for ease of use, making the battery life sufficient with low weight, and fitting in the wireless radio while keeping the pen fairly nimble.

From my experiments, if the wireless circuit board from a Wii Nunchuk was made narrower, then it would be much easier to package a wireless mouse function into a whiteboard light pen. But unless someone remakes the circuit board from a wireless nunchuk into a narrower format, then its not going to happen.

Thanks.
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