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on: June 20, 2010, 04:29:47 PM
Hi there I am brand new to all this stuff and am looking into setting this up in my classroom

Here are my questions:

1) The Wii Remote. I am not in a position, in my classroom, to have 1-2 tripods setup. It is not practcial as I don't want kids knocking the tripods around or having to move them as I do quite a bit of group work in a small classroom and kids have to move things around as well as physically move. So my questions is how do teachers mount the wiiremote in a practical way such that it is secured and out of the way so to speak? My projector is mounted onto the ceiling and I would like to mount the wiiremote to the ceiling as well, but I am not tall enough to press the A button to start the calibration screen if I mount it on the ceiling. Can someone please help?

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Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 07:41:59 PM
Hi there I am brand new to all this stuff and am looking into setting this up in my classroom

Here are my questions:

1) The Wii Remote. I am not in a position, in my classroom, to have 1-2 tripods setup. It is not practcial as I don't want kids knocking the tripods around or having to move them as I do quite a bit of group work in a small classroom and kids have to move things around as well as physically move. So my questions is how do teachers mount the wiiremote in a practical way such that it is secured and out of the way so to speak? My projector is mounted onto the ceiling and I would like to mount the wiiremote to the ceiling as well, but I am not tall enough to press the A button to start the calibration screen if I mount it on the ceiling. Can someone please help?

Thanks
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Hi,

You can just mount the Wiimote on the ceiling, or just place the Wiimote on the top of the projector.

You can use either a wired or wireless remote sync device to power up and sync the Wiimote with the computer. The remote can use to power on and off the Wiimote without being at the Wiimote.
Here are some examples:
http://www.irgreat.com/power.htm
http://www.irpens.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=76&osCsid=93ktdjdai2paflfe4l9eg26dj3

You will just need to launch Smoothboard first and SmoothConnect will start looking for your Wiimotes automatically. Then, activate the Wiimote via the remote control and the connection will be made automatically and when complete, Smoothboard will be launched.

To begin calibration, you can just press the Calibrate Wiimote button on the screen without the need to press the A buttons. Also, if the Wiimote is at a fixed position, you will only need to calibrate the Wiimote once.

Regards,
Boon Jin

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