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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Whiteborad and Multitouch
« on: March 01, 2009, 08:51:33 AM »
Speaking of the activote system, an interesting addition to the mobi is a small screen that sends the clicker input right to the mobi, so students aren't able to see the results, but the teacher get instant results as to who has answered and who answered correctly.  I will not have the clickers in my classroom so I won't be able to test this out.  Not sure what the cost of a full set of eInstruction clickers run, but it would probably be a similar price for clickers and a multi-pad system or clickers and an interactive whiteboard.  Sorry, off topic.

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Whiteborad and Multitouch
« on: February 28, 2009, 11:42:28 PM »
Interwrites software is similar, you can split the screen for multiple users (up to 9 devices).  I'm actually picking up the new Mobi pad and they said they would let me try out some of the student pads (when they are available), so I will be able to test out how it works.  Even if it isn't a true multitouch it should still be fun to work with in the classroom.

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Whiteborad and Multitouch
« on: February 27, 2009, 10:14:50 PM »
Interwrite is also offering this in the latest version of their software, but I believe it is also only for those using Interwrites equipment. 

IR Pens / Roller lever for switch
« on: August 29, 2008, 10:23:22 PM »
I was wondering when people use the roller lever or the submini lever switch what they do with the third connection.  I was looking at and it looks like it is cut out.  Working on my first pen, and those switches seemed the nicest to me, just wondering what exactly needs to be done to use them. 

Thanks for any help.

I updated the drivers, didn't try to connect any other bluetooth device since I don't really have anything, but when I tried to connect the wiimote it worked.  So success.  Thanks for all of the help. I'm sure I will be asking a ton of questions now about software, but the first step is complete.  I actually don't have an IR pen yet, I wanted to make sure it worked first, but I had seen people use lighters so I just used that to make sure it was tracking, and it all worked.  I guess I'll be building an IR pen this weekend. 

Thanks again.

I tried to hold the 1& 2 buttons until right before I started the app, and it still didn't work.  The lights on the wiimote stop blinking pretty quickly after I stop holding the buttons after the connection process (but after I had already tried to start the app). 

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1720 (think that is the number).  I think it is about 2 years old.  The card was the one listed above.  The driver is  The device shows up under "bluetooth devices" in the device manager.  There are actually two entries there, one is the card itself, but above that is "Bluetooth Bus Enumerator" it shows the same driver as the card. 

Thinking about giving BlueSoleil another try, since it is free to try out.  When I was using that I never tried to start the app, but the lights would keep blinking on the wiimote until I just turned it off.  It also showed as connected the whole time in BlueSoleil.  Off to school right now though so that will need to wait until I get home tonight.  So people in the US, when you buy BlueSoleil, do you just buy it from the site that sells it for Euro?  Never done that before, and wasn't sure if there was someplace I could buy it from that is in dollars. 

Thanks for all the help so far, I'm sure I will get this working soon enough. 

I just tried to keep hitting the 1&2 buttons (also tried it with the sync button) until I tried to launch the whiteboard software, and it still said there wasn't a wiimote connected.  I did see the 2 green arrows on the icon in Bluetooth neighborhood, and it showed as connected (in neighborhood) for a short while after I clicked on the whiteboard software, but the whiteboard always said there wasn't a wiimote connected.  Once again all 4 lights continuously blinked. 

I tried using BlueSoleil first and uninstalled it.  Then I checked the drivers and found a new driver, uninstalled the old driver and installed the new one. 

So when I try to connect I keep hitting the 1&2 buttons until right before I actually try to run the whiteboard software?  I'll give that a try.


I am interested in getting the Wiimote Whitebaord to work (for teaching).  I have a Dell laptop that uses the "Dell Wireless 355 Module with Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR Technology" (what it shows in device manager).  I can't get the wiimote to connect.  I use the method of adding a specific bluetooth device so that the skip button works.  When I do this, it finds the wiimote (but the lights on the wiimote keep blinking), and if I am quick it even looks like the device is connected, but when the lights stop blinking it no longer shows it as connected.  The single light on the wiimote never turns solid (like when it connects to the Wii).

When I tried to use BlueSoleil it would find the device and even show it as connected, but the lights on the wiimote never stopped blinking.  I didn't try to launch any of the apps that would use the wiimote, which it sounds like may have been the issue. 

Is there a good dongle that comes with BlueSoleil that I can buy at Best Buy or someplace local (in case I need to return it).  I can't seem to figure out what software comes with the different bluetooth dongles.

This is the first time I have ever tried to use bluetooth so hopefully I will be able to understand any advice given. 

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