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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / New Wiimote Whiteboard for Windows
« on: December 20, 2012, 10:35:23 AM »
Hi everyone,

I've been following this forum for some time and reading about the interactive whiteboard projects. As far as I know, the best free open source software is Uwe Schmidt's Java Wiimote Whiteboard, but its a bit outdated for Windows users as the last version is compatible with Windows XP. I've been searching for a workaround in Windows 7 and could finally make it work forcing the BT dongles to use WIDCOMM's driver. This process however is highly impractical, as you have to make windows avoid detecting the dongle's driver by modifying system files. Furthermore, I have not been able to make it work on 64 bits distributions.

As the purpose of this forum is to develop free useful software for everyone to use, I think it would be a good idea to start developing a new software or an update of Uwe's Wiimote Whiteboard so that Windows users can continue using a free whiteboard. I think that with the help of the community we can develop a robust open source whiteboard application worth using.

Is anyone interested in contributing to this project?
Thanks!


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Wiimote Java Whiteboard / Re: Bluetooth compatibility on Windows
« on: December 11, 2012, 09:08:30 AM »
Hi, thanks for your reply!

 Smoothboard is a great software but its not free.  I'd really like to make this one work or find someone interested in developing a free compatible version to help me out.

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Wiimote Java Whiteboard / Bluetooth compatibility on Windows
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:38:18 AM »
Hi! I'm really new to this so I apologise if I say many stupid things. I've been using this software for a year and it works fine in classrooms with XP. But now that every classroom has Windows 7 I'm having a bit of trouble. Is it compatible with 32 and 64 bits? I've worked around 32 bit PCs forcing the BT dongle to use a WIDCOMM driver with Widcomm patcher, but its a messy process and I'd like to avoid modifying the OS files of the teachers' laptops. I haven't been able to make it work in 64 bits at all.

I understand the software needs a BT that uses the WIDCOMM driver right? How do you work around this? Do you buy specific dongles that use this driver?

I'm really interested in making this work, does anyone know if BlueCove can be replaced by another library or is interested in making this software compatible with all Windows distributions?

Thanks!

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