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RunningRiot
Smoothboard works perfectly with Smart Notebook 9 & 10 software.

benpaddlejones

I don't work for SMART, nor any police station or any government facility that would come after you, but I am about 99% sure that using the notebook software with a different interactive whiteboard is against SMART's EULA.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Found a Screen Overlay Program!
« on: April 30, 2009, 03:11:46 PM »
Finally came across this today! Looks to be the 1 thing missing from boonjins smoothboard program (great work there BTW)...

This program is called ZoomIt

edit: What a scarey looking smiley for the topic.

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If you have to change a bunch of code, or if it breaks compatibility, I wouldn't worry about it. What I was meaning about the toggle, is if you click the tray icon once its a right click if you click it again its back to normal. Seriously you have an awesome program and that would be more of an enhancement than anything else.

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Here is an idea, how about when you close or minimize the application it goes to the system tray, when you click on it it does right click/left click toggle (or it changes if you use the 3 second light toggle). I am not a good programmer, but I did find this page off of google

http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2SE/Desktop/javase6/systemtray/

Just a thought.

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Hi,
Great job. I installed the "mac only" version on a powerbook G4 : i didn't have to do anything, and it worked well. Besides, the right click is available, without needing another IR pen, and that's terrific.
So I tried to use the java version under WinXP : no success :(
It seems not to work with bluesoleil (especially installed in order to use johnny's prog), nor with the default Win driver. Btw, I'm talking about a driver, but I think BlueSoleil is no driver : I don't understand why Johnny's prog only works with blue soleil.
Could anyone tell me more ? I'm especially interested in making Java version work under Windows (without Bluesoleil would be great)
Thanks

Keep in mind that you don't need the wiimote connected prior to running the program. You might try to kill off all the bluesolie processes before you run the program and see if that works.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Use with a webcam
« on: May 16, 2008, 11:23:41 AM »
Really, what kind of webcam costs less than a wiimote ($30 USD on the walmart shelves). I have seen some $20, but not that high of resolution (320x240 max) wiimotes are 1024x768, and yes resolution does make that big of a difference.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: [Idea] "Surface" setup..?.
« on: May 16, 2008, 11:21:09 AM »
Do a search on youtube for kty box, that is exactly what your looking for.

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I won't be able to try it out until I get home tonight. Do you think there in any chance of using 2 wiimotes on a future version? Take the camera position out of the equation.

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Say Hi! / Re: HELLO!!!!!!!
« on: April 29, 2008, 02:02:30 PM »
Its nice to see younger people interested in this type of stuff.

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Other / Re: Searching for the Hardware / Tutorial
« on: April 29, 2008, 01:54:48 PM »
Maybe not the best solution, but if your IR leds take 1.5V or higher 8 Leds x 1.5V = 12V so solder 8 Leds together short leg to long leg in 4 sets (4*8=32) No resistors needed (at least I haven't burnt any LEDs up yet). Should look like this   

  +0-+0-+0-+0-|            +0-+0-+0-+0-|
                      |                                |
  -0+-0+-0+-0+|            -0+-0+-0+-0+|

  +0-+0-+0-+0-|            +0-+0-+0-+0-|
                      |                                |
  -0+-0+-0+-0+|            -0+-0+-0+-0+|

Connect all the open +'s to the 12v+ and the open -'s to the 12v ground.

Aimed right this gave me about a 3 foot range with the wii remote behind the led arrays.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Right clik Hold
« on: April 28, 2008, 08:27:59 AM »
Any interference between the wiimote and the led on the tip of your pen could cause you to loose your click and hold. Also if your wiimote is too far away it gets a little jumpy, you may want to try it on a monitor instead of a wall. White surfaces are really good if your projecting though it reflects the IR a little better.

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You could always use this for power
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLUELIGHT-CHARGE-WII&cat=GAM 
solder the leads off the battery and connect it to the charger (it runs off of usb).

As for the LED I bought a little over 100 (I think 107) for under 30 bux from digikey (QED123) they will take up to 1.7 V and 200 mA. I drilled a hole down the center of it until I was about 1/16" from the diode itself and tracking improved greatly. It shoots out the sides more now instead of just the tip.

As for a classroom environment I wish there was a way to use 2 wiimotes in windows (I still don't understand C# enough to get the warper.cs running for the second wiimote) for better tracking. I see potential for having more than one led being tracked, multiple kids drawing, board races, etc. I am a tech coordinator at a small public school ~400 students K-12, budget is always tight and smartboards are expensive.

I am still not giving up on the idea of making a LED array that shoots light across the board and when your finger breaks the light it reflects back to the wiimote, it would have more of a smartboard feel if I can get it working. Anyway great post, keep up the good information.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / How about this for an idea...
« on: March 25, 2008, 10:41:56 AM »
Thinking about the finger tracking video, and how the whiteboard software works, why couldn't someone make 2 strips of ir leds and put the wii remote in the middle of them (shown below by my poor ascii art) and then track only by using fingers.
W=Wii Remote
i=IR LED
-=Spacing
|=Spacing

W--i--i--i--i--i--i--i OR with 2 Wiimotes   W--i--i--i--i--i--i--i--W
|                                                             |                            |
i                                                              i                             i
|                                                             |                            |
i                                                              i                             i
|                                                             |                            |
i                                                              i                             i

It would be trickier with 2 wiimotes simply because of the field of view picking up the ir leds on the opposite side.
If anyone has tried this let me know how it worked out for you, otherwise I will try to build one for my monitor (small scale) when I get a chance.

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When your using your pen, do you tilt it at all when your calibrating or when your using it? Keeping your pen the same, both during calibration and during use is very important. Also have you tried this on a smaller scale, say your monitor? What kind of surface are you projecting on and what color is it? Just a few questions that might help get the problem solved.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Possible to use 2 wiimotes?
« on: March 13, 2008, 08:14:11 AM »
I haven't had time to learn enough c# to make it work yet, but the file up above just needs the code for the calibration on the second wiimote the code to make them work together. The battery meter, detection, and ui all are ready.

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