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Offline Beth

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on: September 22, 2008, 05:05:11 PM
Is there something other than the program that I should download?  I have a mac book, brand new, it finds the wii motes, the crosshairs show up on the screen, I have pens that someone on the internet made and still it's so random if the screen will calibrate?  Anyone have any help?  This is frustrating!



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Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 07:16:31 PM
Beth
Need more info to help:

1. What IR-pen (more importantly which IR-Led)
2. Which Whiteboard app
3. Mac OS or Bootcamp?
4. When connected & App running does button 'A' always go to calibrate screen
5. more details of your 'randomness'

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Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 07:37:56 PM
Beth
I just looked at your other post.

IR-Pen
http://penteractive.us/ should be no probs, the IR-Led is exactly what you need and correctly powered.

Bluetooth?
If you:
 - Connecting with Uwe's program everytime
 - Press button 'A' it goes to the calibration screen
 - Point the IR-Pen directly about Wiimote illuminate IR-led then calbration cross hairs register

If the answer is yes to all these then it's not your bluetooth, if no then you may want to consider a different bluetooth stack go to Uwe's blog http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard to find out which is best for you environent.

Setup?
Give me more details about how you are settingup the wiimote, whitebaord/screen wiimote location etc.

Environemnt?
Are you running Mac OS or Bootcamp (are you familiar with bootcamp?)

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Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 09:53:23 PM
I connect every time to Uwe's program.  I click calibrate and it goes to the calibration screen.  I didn't understand your last question.  Do you mean do I point the pen at the wii mote and then go to the screen to touch the cross hairs?  If that is the question then no I don't point it at the wiimote and then go to the screen.  I just walk up to the screen and touch the cross hairs.  Sometimes I get them to go green and most times it doesn't.

I am running Mac OS X, leopard.  I am using a projector onto a screen.  I am a music teacher so I am setting the wiimotes on a stand and pointing it at an angle at the screen.  I have tried multiple angles, have moved it closer to the screen, further away from the screen, way up hi pointing at the screen, sat it on my projector pointing at the screen.  I really don't want to run  it in boot camp, no specific reason.  Hope that helps.



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Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 11:04:57 PM
Beth
Given what you ahve told me, I can confirm:
a) Not a Bluetooth problem
b) Not a IR-Pen problem
c) Not a software problem
d) The issue is related to IR-Detection

This sounds like an issue with the calibration and IR-detection.

Try:
1. Calibrating againgst a laptop screen, wiimote only needs to be about 1m max away, you should be able to calibrate and use easily.
2. Try calibrating on a small projected image, get working then slowly move outwards.
3. You may also want to try on different whiteboards, some with 'low glare' don't reflect enough IR for the wiimote to detect at distance. You can test this by if no detection, turn the pen 180 degrees so IR-Led is pointing directly at wiimote, if detected then this is likely.

I find the best location for the wiimote is about 1m to the left (facing board) alongside the projector.
Try using Boonjin's Smoothboard in Bootcamp, his visual calibration assistant will help make sure your calbrated area is inside the visualised area. Then when you get a better idea of wiimote location try Mac OS.

Let me know how you go.

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Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 04:45:34 PM
The problem seems to be when I have desktop mirroring on.  I like that on so that I don't have to drag things over so that they show up on my classroom screen. I have to play around with it more, but I could calibrate my laptop screen and the pointer was right at where I was touching when I didn't mirror the desktop, if I have it mirrored it won't work.  I couldn't open anything , need to figure out double clicking and so forth but I got further than I have before!  I will keep playing with it and continue to post.  Thanks for all of your ideas, it's helping me a lot!

Beth



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Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 05:48:43 PM
Beth
Try posting your problem to Uwe's blog, heaps of Mac users their they may be able to help you.

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