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« on: June 27, 2012, 11:30:42 PM »

Do you have to use a screen as your whiteboard or will the wiimote work on other surfaces as well (ex: plain wall, acrylic or glass, foam core, wall-talkers, etc.). I plan on using the Smoothboard software and pens from IRPens.com.

Also, is tracking really good enough to use this thing as a whiteboard (think of filling up a traditional whiteboard with words/numbers), or is it best simply for annotations?

Thanks in advance for the help with this...
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 06:52:14 AM »

Do you have to use a screen as your whiteboard or will the wiimote work on other surfaces as well (ex: plain wall, acrylic or glass, foam core, wall-talkers, etc.). I plan on using the Smoothboard software and pens from IRPens.com.

Also, is tracking really good enough to use this thing as a whiteboard (think of filling up a traditional whiteboard with words/numbers), or is it best simply for annotations?

Thanks in advance for the help with this...

It will work on most surfaces but the results may vary.
It would be best to use a smooth screen surface like a classroom whiteboard.

For glass surfaces, the Wiimote may not be able to detect the IR properly as some of the emitted power will go through the surface.

On a classroom whiteboard, the tracking will be quite good and you should be able to write in detail.

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 04:46:29 PM »

Very helpful. Thanks so much for the input. This is going to be in a business and we're exploring our options for a whiteboard solution. I'll test it out on various surfaces before committing to one or the other. If time permits, I'll post my results to the forum.

Again, thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 02:14:48 AM »

Very helpful. Thanks so much for the input. This is going to be in a business and we're exploring our options for a whiteboard solution. I'll test it out on various surfaces before committing to one or the other. If time permits, I'll post my results to the forum.

Again, thanks.

Lamar

You can also use sheets of clear cellophane on top of dry-wall (gib). It will statically adhere to the wall and you can pin it down to the wall with a bit of blue tack. Then just run the wiimote on it and calibrate. This is the cheapest and you can use a whiteboard marker over it. The only thing is to keep the cellophane from scrunching up. Cellophane is the cheapest option yet and you can roll it up and take ti to the next surface.

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