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Wiimote Smoothboard / Different use of multiple wiimotes?
« on: November 14, 2009, 10:01:09 AM »
My problem with the wiimote whiteboard has always been that students do not understand that the IR camera needs to see the dot and they can't stand in front of it or block it with their hands.

To combat this, I'd like to mount the wiimotes at a more extreme angle on either side of the board looking down.  The obvious problem with this is that they will never be able to see the lower corner of the side they are mounted on, and as such I will never be able to calibrate them using the current method (calibrating each wiimote separately).

My question is if it would be possible to skip points that were not visible to the wiimote during calibration, so instead of clicking an X in each corner it would have an X in 3 corners and one in the center, or something like that.

Here's a picture of how I'd like multiple wiimotes to function, perhaps it's already possible and I'm just doing something wrong.


It seems to have the perfect whiteboard system, using 2 wiimotes (less loss of signal?). It has the ability to track when the pen is touching the screen, no pressing buttons to turn the light off and on.  Anyone thought of using a system like this in place of the wiiwhiteboard?

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / 0 Learning curve durable light pen
« on: March 08, 2008, 10:20:23 PM »
I'm a high school teacher, and I always use my own tablet PC to give notes in my class.  I am not comfortable letting my students use my tablet PC, so the wiiwhiteboard is a great way for kids to be able to work things out on the board.  Anyways, I needed a cheap, durable light pen that works like a pen should work, not like a stick with a button.  Here's what I came up with.

It's a short piece of PVC pipe capped on both ends, one end has a Radio Shack toggle switch with the cap removed.  This means that when someone makes contact with the white board surface it activates the LED like a toggle switch would (the button is very loose, so it doesn't scratch up surfaces).

This pen costs about $4 when all is said and done.

Here are some pictures:

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Possible to use 2 wiimotes?
« on: January 28, 2008, 04:21:31 PM »
So, I've started using the wiimote whiteboard in my classroom, and I love it.  However, some of my students do not fully comprehend the fact that the wiimote has to be able to see the IR pen.  Sometimes they stand in front of the wiimote and their writing gets broken up where the wiimote loses track of the IR reflection.

Would it be possible to use 2 wiimotes so even when they stood in front of one the other one would still be able to pick up the IR reflection?

I am not a programmer and don't claim to be, but this seems like a great idea that would make the wiimote whiteboard much more practical to use.

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