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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Problem with distance/proximity
« on: July 09, 2009, 09:04:09 AM »
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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Problem with distance/proximity
« on: July 09, 2009, 08:34:07 AM »
Hi Martin,

In Smoothboard, you can use the calibration guide to see how to adjust the Wiimote to get the optimum viewing.
About 40% should be fine.

Okay, then I feel a little bit releaved. Most sources say you have to get between 50% and 75%. But if you say, 40% it is, then I am fine with it.

At what angle are you placing the Wiimote?

I pointed the wiimote directly at right angle towards the TV set. However, I have no idea how to do this with a real presentation, using a projector. As you can imagine, in that context I cannot place the wiimote 1.5 metres in front of a wall.

I noticed that you are using a TV set. From my experience, using a large glass/reflective LCD screen or even CRT screen may reduce the sensitivity of the detection of the IR pen.

For this screens, I will recommend to place the Wiimote at a more acute angle towards the screen so that the Wiimote will be able to capture the side of the IR pen when clicked. This will cause a reduction of the tracking utilization but because of the smaller size of the screen (compared to a large projected screen), the effectiveness of the setup should be sufficient.

I will give it a try. :)

You should also check your IR pen to ensure that the emitted infrared is bright enough to be detected. To do so, you can check with your mobile phone camera.

I have checked that already. Everything seems to be fine with the IR pen.

Best regards


PS: Off-topic: I send you an email, too. Is there a way to toggle the floating toolbar with the second wiimote?

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Problem with distance/proximity
« on: July 09, 2009, 12:49:31 AM »
Thanks so very much for your help. I may not exactly know, what is wrong right now, but I was just too puzzled how close I have to put that remote to the screen.

I keep you posted, if anything comes up concerning these problems.

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Problem with distance/proximity
« on: July 08, 2009, 05:24:39 PM »
Thanks for your reply. But how far is the distance between your wii remote and your screen (what size has that screen or projection?)?

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Problem with distance/proximity
« on: July 08, 2009, 03:42:05 PM »
Hi there,

I tried the binaries of Johnny Lee as well as Smoothboard (which is really nice, if you ignore those annoying pop-ups). But I have a problem with getting the wiimote to work efficiently.

Somewhere I read that a utilization between 50% and 100% (even if unlikely) is suggested. However, I never get above 40-45%. Mostly even less. Therefore tracking isn't very good, as you can imagine.

I placed the wiimote nearer and nearer to the screen (a TV set for testing purposes). In the end, the wiimote was about one metre away from the screen. And still I got only 47%. So, I am wondering, what should I do? Hold the wiimote 5 cm in front of the screen, wall, or whatever?! Then the whole thing would be pointless, wouldn't it?

Perhaps you have a suggestion, what I am doing wrong.

Best regards


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