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Has anyone tried using prezi.com for doing zooming presentations?

I love it, and it is free for basic use.  You create the presentation on line and with even a free account, you can download it afterwards in flash to use without internet connections.

An example prezi to look at in full screen(and please... look at it in full screen to really see it, on a iwb it is beautiful!):
http://prezi.com/iwthettnve9q/

You can insert pdf files to do homework checks or insert textbook pages and create a path that zooms in and out of your schedule, or zoom out and go back to pre-existing work, so you can be as linear or non-linear as you want.

great eye candy, and fast learning curve for impressive visual results, or for digital storytelling.

The flash presentation has the next button in the corner, so you are out of the way for in-class presentations with the wii-whiteboard.  Nicely thought out to make flashy presentations fast. 





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For me in Vista premium, which supports tablet PC, Inkseine with Smoothboard works BEAUTIFULLY.  I really don't think there is much difference in quality with a SmartBoard using this, if the calibration is good. Really worthwhile getting operative, for demonstrating the wiiboard to people, and is a great interface... I can't believe I am saying this, but I think I kind of like Microsoft vista, and the folks at Redmond!

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Wow Shakes, that was a *brave* post...
There is a good point that we can get caught up in the DIY and cool factor, and not make stuff pretty.

I am just off to show the wiimote to a corp meeting guy next week...  and for presentations they are fantastic, depending on what you are selling and to who.  But there is no real "businessman pen".  (I built one into a tie as a joke, but I don't think that counts.)

However,  the wiimote is being used by scientists to track and simulate touch, so if it's good enough to make tiny holographic elephants dance at a top Japanese university, it´s good enough for me.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-P1zZAcPuw[/youtube]

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Project Ideas / Re: Real Tablet PC on Windows Vista
« on: August 26, 2009, 10:56:51 PM »
I think Tablet PC is only really supported on Vista Premium and ultimate.  (Premium rocks for use with one note and InkSeine.)


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Say Hi! / Re: Germany says "Hello"
« on: August 26, 2009, 10:31:21 PM »
Hello Germany, Anycom is Widcomm, and widcomm 5.5 is BAD news... try Zoom or INVES if you are using windows.

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Project Ideas / Re: Cool Wiimote Stand Concept
« on: August 26, 2009, 10:21:47 PM »
Couldn't see your stand... here is mine, made out of a broom holder (to tie a broom to the wall) from the dollar show, and a tripod from the dollar show.  

Total cost: 2 dollars and whatever 2 tiedowns cost.  Think it looks respectable and keeps my wiimote steady.

There are also some wiimote gun patterns in instructables that could be modified to use.

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Great hack!

Couldn't get it hacked though in Vista... and IOGEAR sent me a 5.5 widcomm driver, which was just going back to the same problem.

I got a Zoom 4314 which includes a trial version of Bluesoleil, and MS Stack drivers that work just fine.
(available in "El corte inglés" for anyone in Spain... also the big white inves dongle works out of the Box.)

Should we have a localized BT Adapter section, showing where and who to get them from depending where we are?

Matt


 

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Say Hi! / Re: My name is Jose Angel, im from Spain
« on: August 26, 2009, 06:02:02 AM »
¿Is this "Onir" from the polytecnico de Madrid who made the robot using the WiiMote?

I am in Madrid, (although Canadian...) and exploring the Smoothboard software above all...
¿Anyone else from Spain in the wiki?

Matt

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I think that prometheum has a *free* version of their software if anyone wants to use it with the wii iwb.

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