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Wiimote Smoothboard / Re: Want so badly for this to work....
« on: December 06, 2011, 10:37:12 AM »
Hello -

Thanks for the response.  I am sure the wiimote is genuine.  Its box says Nintendo Wii, the trademark on the back says Wii, the gel cover says Wii. 

I'm wondering about when it says "If the IR pen is not activated..."  I do not have a dot on the screen from the pen, though there is a small white calibration angle.  Do I need to do something to the IR pen to get it activated?  I got it from, which is supposed to be a reputable dealer. 

Thanks for all your help.

Wiimote Smoothboard / Want so badly for this to work....
« on: December 05, 2011, 12:31:28 PM »
but I'm getting very frustrated. 

I am trying to get the wiimote whiteboard to work in my classroom but I don't know what I am doing incorrectly. 

I have a set-up that disallows mounting my wiimote or projector on the ceiling.  I have my projector on a cart.  My screen is small - about a meter square.  I have the projector a little over 2 meters from the screen.  I have a genuine Wiimote, a brand new IR Sabre pen from Wiiteachers, both with new batteries, and Smoothboard 2 on Windows Vista.  My wiimote registers and connects.  Smoothboard launches with no problems.

The problem comes for me with the calibration.  I have my wiimote roughly 2 meters from the board, though I have tried placing it at various distances from 1.5 meters to about 2.5 meters.  I have tried placing the wiimote at various angles from 90deg to about 30deg. 

When I go to the board to calibrate the whole thing, it refuses to work.  In a week of trying, I have yet to get one of the little red circles to click by using the IR Pen at the board.  I tried looking at the IR pen with the digital camera and it shows right up.  I can also get the calibration circles to click through their cycle if I point the IR pen directly at the wiimote at close proximity. 

When I try to calibrate at the board, the best tracking number I can get is about 2%.  When holding the IR pen close, I can get in the high 30's.

Can someone please help?

Say Hi! / Hello from Florida
« on: December 05, 2011, 12:11:26 PM »
Hello one and all...

I'm a secondary teacher from Orlando.  I plan on using the Wiimote whiteboard in my classroom as the school doesn't have the money to purchase the expensive boards.  I was at a school before where I had one and got spoiled, so I'm very anxious to get this one up and running!

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