Author Topic: Create a smart board- All the things to buy  (Read 18048 times)

Offline Killbill

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on: May 16, 2010, 02:26:12 PM

Standard Infrared Pen
Item # STD-IRP               

"The Groove" Infrared Pen
Item # GRV-IRP               

"The Spot" Wiimote Tripod Mount
Item # SPT-ACC               

Mini Tripod
Item # TRI-ACC         
USB Mini Bluetooth Dongle
Item # USB-ACC               

Wiimote Rechargeable Battery Pack
Item # RBP-ACC            
USB AC Power Adapter
Item # ACA-ACC               

Smoothboard v1.6
Item # SMB-SW

+ an Wiiremote motion plus ? (do i need a motion plus? or the normal one?)

1)Do i need something else?

2)What the best place to buy them? i found this  website

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Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 06:44:45 PM

You will just need an Wiimote without the Wii MotionPlus extension. The Wii Motion Plus is meant to accurately map the gamer's motion 1-to-1 to the character on screen for Wii games. Therefore, it will be unused in an interactive whiteboard setup.

Depending on your setup, you may need to have a permanent power supply for the Wiimote and a remote sync device. This will be useful if you have fixed the Wiimote on the ceiling with a projector and the Wiimote is hard to be reached.

In my opinion, you may just get a minimum set of products such as the Wiimote, Software, IR pen, Tripod and Bluetooh USB adaptor to test the system out. If you feel it is alright then you can purchase other items such as the  power supply.

To help you with the setup, you can download the Smoothboard User Guide from

Boon Jin

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Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 02:36:47 PM
I will do the ceiling wiimote.

1)Whats of this 2 is better?

2)I need a ceiling base as well. This doesnt have scews, it cant hold from the ceiling, i need to have scews and holes. IR Great Gator Clip Mount (Item #52 - $22.99)

Ok thank u, i will buy them slowly, and i wont buy the tripod, it doesnt needed i think, i will install on ceiling.

3)Whats the best IR pen? the groove? or a normal pen

4)Whats the genuine wiimote u mean? u mean use the ebay and save money? I found from 20$ slightly used

5)I am thinking to purchase your software as a trial for beggining. And if everything works well i can buy it. Whats the max time i can use it unregistered?

Thanks for your help

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Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 05:06:28 PM
You may also need black out curtains if the sun shines into your room in such a way that the Wii remote sees a spot of infra-red light. You will get a lot of debate on the board about what is "the best" IR pen. There are several (4 or 5) members here that make and sell IR pens. Check the market place and the seller's web sites for all lots of details.

The grove was I believe the first pen to have a pressure sensitive tip, so that using the pen feels natural, like writing with an actual dry erase marker, a few other pens also have this feature.

My sword II and the Penetrative II pens are super LONG, so that it is easy to stay out of the way of the Wii remote. This is important. If the Wiimote cannot see the IR light then it will not be able to help the software draw lines for you.

Most pens are built from a classic dry erase marker and work by pressing a button. All of my pens feature a current limiting resistor which makes it so that the LED only uses as much power as it needs and your batteries last longer. My pens also turn the LED 90 degrees away from the drawing surface and towards the Wii Remote. This keeps light from splashing all over the drawing surface, and possibly causing the Wii remote to lose tracking.

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Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 04:58:09 AM
IR Great Gator Clip Mount (Item #52 - $22.99)

1) This ceiling mount, it can be attached only in a channel or it has screw holes and i can put screws on the ceiling? I dont have channel so how it will be attached to the ceiling?

2) QUICKUSB Battery Eliminator with Auto Connect (Item #13 - $25.99)

Can i use this and plug the usb cable to the projector usb? The sync will start automatically like this? Because i will place it on the ceiling.

plz help guys. Thank u all