Author Topic: Stationary IR light source for "PRESENTER MODE" EASY right-click!  (Read 14491 times)

Offline shakespeare1212

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This IR stationary source makes right clicking absolutely easy, because it was designed to work with SMOOTHBOARD in presenter mode. In presenter mode, you don't hold your IR pen in your hand, you hold the Wii mote in your hand, and your ir light source remains stationary. This is very similar to the way the Wii sensor bar works accept that it works with one IR LED instead of two.

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Working in this way has the great advantage that all of the buttons on the Wii remote are at your disposal. So, what I recommend is using the Smoothboard's reassignment functions to re-map the keys in this way.  Map the A button to a standard left mouse click, and left the trigger button do a right click. You only have to create this mapping once and them Smoothboard will load it for you each time it loads itself, or once you switch to presenter mode. You can purchase this great new item on EBAY, just search for IR pen, even though it's not actually a pen.

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Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 05:42:56 PM
Hi Shakespeare,

Glad to see another product of yours. :)

For the Presenter Mode, as it is difficult to click on a specific position such as a button, usually I would prefer to use the button mappings to execute the required task.

Using two Wiimotes (one for Whiteboard Mode and one Presenter Mode) will be great as you will be able to write on the screen directly and utilize the 11 programmable buttons on the Wiimote.

Some useful shortcuts will be, configuring Copy and Paste (Control C/V) for the Presenter Mode, Zoom in/out (Control +/- for web browsers), and Navigation (Up/Down/Left/Right).

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Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 12:39:05 PM
Cool,

That sounds like a sweet setup. Could you email me the configuration file for that, on account of, I'm lazy. 

I have a question about using two Wiimotes (Whiteboard and presenter)together though. Are both of the IR cameras active in this mode?  I have had some trouble using it because the camera in my off hand picks up stray IR source and then the mouse pointer goes off in crazy directions. I would prefer it if only the Whiteboard IR camera was active.

I'm also still a little unclear as to how to use two wiimotes together, both in Whiteboard mode. I have heard mention of this but where can I get more information about exactly how to set it up. I mean where two wiimotes cooperate, each on covering a different part of the display so that you get better resolution, or you can have an area of greater detail.

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Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 09:29:50 PM
Cool,

That sounds like a sweet setup. Could you email me the configuration file for that, on account of, I'm lazy. 

I have a question about using two Wiimotes (Whiteboard and presenter)together though. Are both of the IR cameras active in this mode?  I have had some trouble using it because the camera in my off hand picks up stray IR source and then the mouse pointer goes off in crazy directions. I would prefer it if only the Whiteboard IR camera was active.

I'm also still a little unclear as to how to use two wiimotes together, both in Whiteboard mode. I have heard mention of this but where can I get more information about exactly how to set it up. I mean where two wiimotes cooperate, each on covering a different part of the display so that you get better resolution, or you can have an area of greater detail.

Hi,

The configurations is really depends on the application you are using and your choice.

Using both Presenter and Whiteboard modes simultaneously should be alright. For your issue of the Presenter Wiimote picking up stray IR sources, you can use the A button to Enable or Disable the cursor control which may help to prevent your issue. With this, only activate the cursor control for the Presenter Wiimote when you are controlling the cursor.

For the use of 2 Wiimotes together in Whiteboard mode, the secondary Wiimote will act as a redundancy for the primary Wiimote. Therefore, when the line of sight of the first Wiimote is blocked, the secondary Wiimote will immediately take over. For example, this allows you to continuously write even though someone walks past one Wiimote.

To use two Wiimotes to cover different parts of a large screen, you will need to assign a common area for calibration. For example, one Wiimote the facing left side and one Wiimote facing the right side of the screen. You can set Select Screen Area (Settings->Whiteboard->Screen), and use your mouse cursor to select the rectangular center portion of the screen where both Wiimotes are able to detect.
Then, calibrate both the Wiimotes with the calibration points appearing at the center.

To use two Wiimote for better tracking precision at a specific area of the screen such as for drawings and writings, the following can be done.
Click on Select Screen Area (Settings->Whiteboard->Screen), use your mouse to drag to select the portion of the screen where you would like to have more precision in tracking.
Place the Primary Wiimote as close as possible to the screen facing the selected area and calibrate. Like usual, optimize the positioning using the Calibration Viewer to ensure that the selected area is utilized optimally by the Primary Wiimote's field of view.
Finally, calibrate the Secondary Wiimote like usual placing the Wiimote so that it can capture the whole screen.
With this, you are able to have better tracking resolution at the specific selected area and still operate on the whole screen. This will be useful for large screens where the tracking quality is not good but you still need to write and draw.

Regards,
Boon Jin


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