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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Click and drag not working
« on: March 13, 2009, 08:04:00 AM »
A quick update- I tried putting in new batteries for the Wiimote, with no success. However, I then pulled out a camera phone to check if the pen was still working, and it barely was visible, so I'm fairly sure its a matter of needing new batteries/a new pen. I haven't had this pen long at all, so I think I'll invest in something more high quality. Any suggestions would be appreciated, but I'll make sure and check out the Market Place soon

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Click and drag not working
« on: March 12, 2009, 07:52:00 AM »
Thanks for the replies, and sorry for the delay in response.

First of all, Boon Jin- you asked how big the screen was: it is about 43 in(111cm) high x 57in (146cm) wide.

In response to your other ideas, I have the smoothing turned all the way up, and that hasn't appear to have any effect. I will try to check out different batteries/diff power source for the pen this weekend and report back.

Other than that- you mentioned increasing the tracking utilization- other than placement  of the wiimote, is there any way to majorly increase this?

Hagoh- thanks for your input too. I have an extra set of batteries (for the Wiimote), and will be trying to see if new batteries have any impact. I am not using a AC-DC converter, as you asked about. I may look into getting one eventually, but right now I was waiting to get everything working well before investing more money.

Thanks



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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Click and drag not working
« on: March 07, 2009, 08:03:32 AM »
Hello all,
 I know this seems to be a pretty consistent problem, but I have everything set up and am not able to consistently click and drag. Clicking works fine, but trying to write/draw/drag anything does not work well at all. My setup is this:

1)  Pen: http://cgi.ebay.com/IR-Pen-Infrared-LED-Pen-4-WiiMote-FREE-Shipping_W0QQitemZ230314452681QQ
2)  Wiimote location: Set on a projector that is hanging from the ceiling. Like this picture, only without the mounting   device: http://www.boonjin.com/smoothboard/index.php?title=Image:Holder4.jpg
3)  Software: Smoothboard
4)  Computer: laptop with class 2 bluetooth
5)  Surface: pull down projector screen

Other possibly important facts:
   -the best utilization I have gotten is 41%. Is this sufficient? I have tried different placements, but this is the best    I've gotten without getting a way to hang the remote from the ceiling somehow.
   -The baterries on the Wiimote are at 50%
   -the laptop that everything is connected to is at the back of the classroom (~20ft from the projector). I know this   isn't a problem on paper because both my laptop and the Wiimote should have a range of 30m, but I wanted to include all relevant details.
   -the pen is new as of 2-3 weeks ago, and has not been used alot since, so it should be fine battery wise


Any help in eliminating any of the above things as sources of the problems would be helpful. One thing I know I do need to do is work on the math on wiimote placement(d=2h), which I haven't checked yet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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