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I have been using this, but I think the .net framework got updated now it crashes... here is my error
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Configuration system failed to initialize ---> System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Root element is missing. (C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Lukas_Reinhart\WiimoteConnect.exe_Url_eh0tsoiphnyml4nl44vry45upz1cf4in\\user.config) ---> System.Xml.XmlException: Root element is missing.
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowWithoutLineInfo(String res)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Read()
   at System.Configuration.XmlUtil..ctor(Stream stream, String name, Boolean readToFirstElement, ConfigurationSchemaErrors schemaErrors)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.InitConfigFromFile()
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.Configuration.ConfigurationSchemaErrors.ThrowIfErrors(Boolean ignoreLocal)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfParseErrors(ConfigurationSchemaErrors schemaErrors)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfInitErrors()
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.OnConfigRemoved(Object sender, InternalConfigEventArgs e)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.OnConfigRemoved(Object sender, InternalConfigEventArgs e)
   at System.Configuration.Internal.InternalConfigRoot.OnConfigRemoved(InternalConfigEventArgs e)
   at System.Configuration.Internal.InternalConfigRoot.RemoveConfigImpl(String configPath, BaseConfigurationRecord configRecord)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSectionRecursive(String configKey, Boolean getLkg, Boolean checkPermission, Boolean getRuntimeObject, Boolean requestIsHere, Object& result, Object& resultRuntimeObject)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSection(String configKey, Boolean getLkg, Boolean checkPermission)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSection(String configKey)
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.System.Configuration.Internal.IInternalConfigSystem.GetSection(String sectionName)
   at System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.GetSection(String sectionName)
   at System.Configuration.ClientSettingsStore.ReadSettings(String sectionName, Boolean isUserScoped)
   at System.Configuration.LocalFileSettingsProvider.GetPropertyValues(SettingsContext context, SettingsPropertyCollection properties)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertiesFromProvider(SettingsProvider provider)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertyValueByName(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.get_Item(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.GetPropertyValue(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.get_Item(String propertyName)
   at WiimoteConnect.frm_main.frm_main_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3082 (QFE.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/WiimoteConnect-0.6/WiimoteConnect.exe
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3082 (QFE.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging

For example:

    < jitDebugging="true" />

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

IR Pens / Re: video showing pressure-tip pen in action
« on: March 28, 2009, 05:18:17 PM »
So the Tide pen already has a spring mechanism built in already?

This may be my next project.

IR Pens / Re: IR Wand Pens
« on: March 28, 2009, 05:01:08 PM »
Pretty nice...

The long one is best for pointing, clicking on flash animations, web pages, basic windows navigation.  Students like using it too.

Project Ideas / Re: use Universal AC adapter to power wiimote?
« on: February 17, 2009, 06:18:19 PM »
I think mine was about 3.5 at the source, sometimes lower, maybe higher, but I have it running through some descent gauge speaker wire at a distance (a resistor) so I am fine.  You could use any DC power source if you use the right resistor just so it is at the 3v.

There were lots of horror stories about some cheap USB (5v) wii charger that was over volting wii remotes.

Project Ideas / Re: use Universal AC adapter to power wiimote?
« on: February 17, 2009, 04:01:57 PM »
My multi universal AC/DC set at 3v puts out a little bit over 3v; however, by the time it reaches my ceiling mounted wiimote, and the sensor bar (parallel circuit), the voltage is less than 3v.  Wiimote reports around 88% which I calculate to be about 2.4v

Project Ideas / Re: use Universal AC adapter to power wiimote?
« on: February 17, 2009, 03:03:08 PM »
3v is fine, exactly what two AA alkaline would supply.  Don't be surprised if it reports over 100% battery though.

IR Pens / Re: IR Wand Pens
« on: February 16, 2009, 06:37:34 PM »
It is easy, I will post a video maybe tomorrow.  It is nice for teaching because you don't have to block 1/2 to 1/3 of the class for basic annotations and such.  The large one is only good for very large writing.  Anything too small makes it difficult to control the IR at the end to that precise.  Although the more you use it, the better you get.  That's why I made the smaller one.

Project Ideas / Re: use Universal AC adapter to power wiimote?
« on: February 16, 2009, 05:49:49 PM »
I did it right here:

There is usually a polarity switch too, or it will tell you if the center or outside is +/-.  If it does not have that, the wire with the white stripe is negative.

Make sure the DC output is around 3volts!

IR Pens / Re: Note to self; AAA casing doesn't work worth a damn
« on: February 16, 2009, 05:34:27 PM »
I have had success cutting the radio shacks in half

Used a soldering iron:

Then I just made my own out of a popsicle stick

Hope this helps!

IR Pens / Re: 9-point calibration
« on: February 16, 2009, 05:31:33 PM »
I have personally used it, it is pretty spot on.


I guess if one is off then the overall calibration is not effect as much.  I know if I got one of the 4 wrong, I am in trouble on that corner of the board.

Too bad I will not be getting this in the old free version of smoothboard :(

IR Pens / IR Wand Pens
« on: February 16, 2009, 05:28:34 PM »
I got this idea from a commercial product which had the IR mounted on the end of a retractable telescopic pointer.


I have used the wiimote whiteboard in my classroom for over half the school year now and have noticed that:

  • students have trouble triangulated themselves outside of the camera and the IR LED
  • students don't hold the pen in a favorable angle for IR detection

So, I see the AV Rover people have thought of this in their design, thus the telescopic mount.

Now I have a telescopic pointer, but I was not willing to sacrifice it, so I just used a wooden dowel rod mounted in the now infamous dry erase marker.

This is my 3rd custom pen, and I will say probably the best yet.  I made two types, a short for writing, and a long for mostly pointing and easy annotations.

Here it is all apart:

I got tired of buying double AAA battery housings and having to cut them in half so I just made my own from some extra "chromosome" popsicle sticks with some old electronics battery connections

Here are the momentary switches that I have been using, in the past I have mounted a popsicle stick over top which make it easier to engage.

The dowel rod had the LED mounted at the end which is partially split down the center so the + and - IR LED leads fit in.  This one I put electrical tape all the way down.

Final version?

Here is the longer "pointer" version

Getting fancy with the wires

Momentary switch hot clued into place for perfect anatomical usage

Good question: two possibilities

A: it could be a 1:1 ratio in terms of the field of vision, its just that it tracks better in the X (side to side) than Y because of the higher resolution.

B: it sees further out of the X than the Y

General Hardware Talk / WiiMote / Wii Remote AD to DC powered Setup Guide
« on: February 09, 2009, 03:46:49 PM »
Alright, here is my setup.  I also have an erase pushing down on the red sync button so that when the power adapter is plugged in, the fixed ceiling mounted wiimote does not need to be synced by pressing the 1 & 2 buttons.

The power source:  Mutli-out DC adapter set to 3 volts, I have taped over the adjustment to prevent accidental over volting.

The wire is from the old analog CD-ROM output to sound card cable:

Springs with power cable mounted in a cut to fit eraser (insulator):

Wires soldiered on, although the one has broke lose, it is still fixed around the spring, complete circuit:

Placing it in:

Fits snug, + on left, - on right:

Cover back on:

Mounted high, yes that is a test tube clamp:

IR Pens / Re: Simple and efficient enhancement of the IR arch of emission
« on: February 04, 2009, 08:02:17 PM »
This company with their retail IR Wand / Pen have a giant Glass globe that fits around the LED


edit: only need the alpha-numeric after the = in youtube url
benpaddlejones :)

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