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One possibility is that you may have more than one version of MassiveBoard (jar file and exe file) on your hard drive.

The exe works with the version it was intended to launch. Suggest you delete all MassiveBoard "exe" files and
download the latest version of MassiveBoard (1.3.4) and the executable that goes with it and try again.

The other possiblilty is that you have no disk space left on your hard drive. Check this out and fee up some space.

Let me know if this does anything. Nothing else should really be an issue.

By the way, you need to make sure that the exe and jar files are in the same directory when you launch them.

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The new version closes on me when I try to do anything but draw

This was resolved by removing the old executable and replacing it with the new one.

It doesn't close, but does not work as expected unless you initialise JNA properly which the new executable does for you.


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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Free Lightweight Whiteboard Software
« on: October 30, 2009, 10:53:08 AM »
This has been very useful in my first grade class. It would be great if we could toggle between clicking and drawing instead of having to hide massiveboard to click

Something worth thinking about if you are on the MAC is using Uwe Schmidt's software. You can find it at

http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard

It should get you connected to the Wiimote using bluetooth. Then you are up and running.

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Free Lightweight Whiteboard Software
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:21:39 AM »
This has been very useful in my first grade class. It would be great if we could toggle between clicking and drawing instead of having to hide massiveboard to click

I am thinking about this feature now. Next version is 1.2. This feature is likely to be in V1.3 (probably within a month or so)

Gary

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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Free Lightweight Whiteboard Software
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:19:51 AM »
Hi,
I am a fifth grade teacher and I got the basic Wiimote whiteboard going in my Mac based classroom but I think the Massiveboard would offer more of what I need.  I downloaded it successfully but can't get it to launch on my Mac.  Can anyone help?
thanks so much to everyone that makes all this possible--this way of teaching is so motivating for the kids!

Shannon :D


Hi,

New version posted up and should do what you need. Works back to Java version 5.

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Applications / Re: Wii whiteboard classroom needs more software!
« on: September 14, 2009, 08:03:20 AM »
Checkout MassiveBoard if it's simple whiteboard software you are after. Looking at the next bunch of more advanced features to compliment this software. Possibly, as a seperate application to keep MassiveBoard simple.

http://www.wiimoteproject.com/index.php?action=downloads;cat=3

BTW it's free. So, will any other software that comes of this so give it a try and let me know what you think and where it falls short.

Gary

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Hi All,

I have written a lightweight Java Whiteboard application which can be used hand in hand with Uwe's wiimote calibration software. I actually still use Johnny Lee's software and it works fine.

The reason I did this was that I do quite a bit of presenting and developing and found lots of issues with existing whiteboard software that just didn't do what I wanted it to do. Either they were too heavyweight with features I just didn't want or they cost money or they just didn't have the features I needed. So, I did something about it and I wrote my own.

The application now works on versions of Java back to Java 5 thanks to Timothy Wall and the team at the JNA project

Some features that I think make it stand out are :
  • Designed with Wiimote and IR Pen in mind. I.e. A simple input device of IR Pen with one button
  • Light weight and simple interface compared with other whiteboard and paint software
  • Ability to work on a whiteboard bigger than your screen - Variable sized whiteboard up to 16 times the size of screen (can change to other multiples but it suits my needs for now)
  • Take snapshots and reload them anytime using a very simple preview panel to choose old boards.
  • Illustrate working software using scratchpad
  • Ability to click through to applications underneath the scratchpad when you need to
  • Load up any image as a starting point, not just images you have drawn using the software
  • Single Jar file deployable using OneJar. No more seperate dependancies thanks to Simon Tuffs http://one-jar.sourceforge.net/
  • My handwriting tends to slope downwards when writing on the board so I have included a feature that puts guidlines on the screen vertically and/or horizontally - These can be included in the drawring snapshots or not as you like.

Help documentation can be found in the same location as the download for the application

Launch with java -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -Xmx1024m -jar MassiveBoard-1_3_3.jar (the -Xmx1024m is not necessary unless you plan to create a LOT of images and never clean them out)

AND away you go. Start to draw using the IR pen. (Clearly, you can test it with just the mouse)

The project has been uploaded to the downloads section of Wiimote Projects->Whiteboard
You can find documentation, a Windows exe for easier launching (optional) and the application JAR file there.

All of the above can also be found at
http://www.intellectfactory.com:9998/downloads or
https://www.intellectfactory.com/downloads (accept non-root signed certificate)


Please send me some feedback, defects, requests for new features etc...
Enjoy

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