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Applications / Re: Linux Whiteboard
« on: March 05, 2008, 05:43:51 AM »
I would be glad to help you with a german translation if needed.

IR Pens / Re: Handy Two-Button-Pen
« on: February 20, 2008, 05:11:32 AM »
What do you mean by two buttons? do you manage to receive right and left click?

No, I mean I can either use the finger button or use the button installed below the LED (meaning that I can press my pen on the screen to produce a click).

But there is already a software solution for right clicks on linux.
If you do a click longer than 0.7 seconds, it's interpreted as a right click.
Works great.
Check it out here.

Comments and Feedback / Linux-subforum(s)
« on: February 20, 2008, 05:05:06 AM »

In the last weeks some people developed some really really good projects for using the wiimote-whiteboard on linux computers.
As I read in this forum there are also other linux adaptions of Johnny Lee's ideas.

However, the information concerning those linux-solutions is somehow hard to find as it is spread on different pages in the net.

It would be great if there was a linux subforum (or even one for each project) right on



IR Pens / Re: Handy Two-Button-Pen
« on: February 19, 2008, 07:38:26 AM »
Some kind of plexiglass should do the job instead of a sheet of paper.

That's also what they suggest on this page:

Here's an even better description:

Don't get me wrong - I love my wiimote whiteboard. But if I had a rear projector I would probably try to build one of these things instead of using the wiimote.

IR Pens / Handy Two-Button-Pen
« on: February 17, 2008, 03:56:11 PM »

Here is my handy Two-Button-Pen:

(To get a feeling for the size a standard AA battery is also on the image.)

It has a standard momentary-switch and a tip-switch operating parallel, so that I either can use the finger-button or press the LED against a screen/wall/etc. .

The power supply is a standard AA battery inside the pen - it can be changed very easily.

The parts you can see on the image are these:
1x SANFORD permanent marker (it was busted a bit and the battery fitted inside so well)
1x this ir-LED (more product information can be found here)
2x this button-switch (more product information can be found here)

I'm very satisfied with this pen.

If anyone wants more information on how to build it like that or how to install a parallel circuit, feel free to ask.

Perhaps I find the time to make a more detailed instruction, if wanted.



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