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Say Hi! / Hi from Arizona
« on: July 09, 2011, 06:59:25 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've decided to implement a Wiimote system for my classroom, and am hoping to find some good info and advice on this forum.

Although Wiimote whiteboards are an inexpensive alternative, I don't have a digital projector, so that was the first hurdle I had to clear.  Instead of purchasing a projector, though, I decided to go the other route.  I found a great price on a 55" flat screen TV, which I have now purchased with my own money.  I will also be getting a screen protector, either commercial or homemade, and I'm hoping this will be a good setup. 

As I understand things, I will need to get one or two Wii remotes (remote plus ok?), a dongle for my older classroom computer's USB port, Wiimote software, and an IR pen.  In my case, I may also need to get a video card for my computer in order to hook up an HDMI port to the new TV. 

Then apparently I will need accessories for the accessories, such as a battery charger for the remote(s).  Have I got this right?

It seems there is a growing list of sources where one can get hold of the various components, and I guess the main things I'm wondering about are the best software, a good IR pen, and if there's anything else in particular I should be paying attention to here in the early going. 

Any and all suggestions welcome.  I admit I haven't read through the discussion forums yet - it's a bit hard to know where to start.


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