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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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