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Can I use an infrared USB camera instead of a wii-mote for Wii-mote Whiteboard? I am having issues with connecting my wii-mote, so using a USB infrared camera would be nice.



If you are using an infrared USB camera, you will not be able to use the wiimote whiteboard software.

There were other software available that uses the camera but the latency was quite bad.

Boon Jin

By the way, I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

Are you using a genuine Wii Remote? Non-genuine Wiimotes may have issues connecting to the computer.

Also, if you are using the Wii Remote Plus, you will need to use the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack.

Boon Jin

Wiimote Smoothboard / Re: Smoothboard for Mac Release
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:45:17 AM »

Hi Uwe,

Thanks for your effort on this. The swapping method was indeed tedious. :)

Boon Jin

Wiimote Smoothboard / Re: Smoothboard for Mac Release
« on: February 05, 2013, 10:27:54 PM »
Users with Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8 ) may download the latest package which should work on the operating system.

Java is required to be installed on the computer and the following configuration must be made
Under System Preferences->Security & Privacy, Allow applications downloaded from: Anywhere

Previous installation of the Smoothboard for Mac software should be deleted. The Trash should be emptied too.

To connect the Wii Remote, press the Red Sync button after launching Smoothboard.

Boon Jin

Tried air with duo... doesn't work.

It should work with Windows 7.

Maybe you may try to remove all the HID devices from the Device Manager before trying to connect again.

Also, you may try to configure Smoothboard to connect to multiple Wiimotes. This can be found in Smoothboard->Show Settings->Wiimote

Boon Jin

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I am using Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) on a laptop that has a built-in Bluetooth adapter. With the Wii-mote off I opened Devices and Printers and Clicked "Add Device" then (with the wii-mote still off) I pressed the 1 and 2 buttons simultaneously. Windows 8 picked it up, then I selected it and clicked "next".

This took me to the "You might need to enter the same passcode into the input device" screen (the one with the blue "Or, try entering a passcode on it." link"). Here I just clicked next without type anything in (or clicking the box for that matter) and it connected and recognized it as a "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01" and installed drivers without error.

My problem is getting it to do anything useful.

From your description it looks like you have connected the Wiimote.

You may launch Smoothboard, and control your computer with the Wiimote and/or IR Pen.

Smoothboard Air with Duo can be downloaded from

Boon Jin

Are you using the latest version of Smoothboard?

You may download Smoothboard Air with Duo from

Boon Jin

General Discussion / Re: trouble installing
« on: December 25, 2012, 06:35:13 AM »
Hi there... thought this wiimote project was an amazing alternative to expensive smart boards. 

I bought all the pieces but I can't get the communication with the wii controller going properly.  I've installed the latest bluesoleil software and established the connection with the controller ok BUT when I fire up the wiinremote software it doesn't see the controller.

Any ideas ?

Running on WinXP 32-bit with all service packs and Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1

Any help would be great

Are you using the Wii Remote Plus?

If yes, it may not work with Bluesoleil and/or the software that you are using.

Boon Jin

Wiimote Java Whiteboard / Re: Bluetooth compatibility on Windows
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:08:39 PM »
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?



Have you tried Smoothboard? It should work with any Bluetooth stack including the Microsoft Bluetooth Stack.

You may download Smoothboard 2 from

Boon Jin

Yeah I'm pretty much stuck like chuck. I can't figure out how to make windows 8 sync without a pass key. Is there a workaround? Please anyone help!

Have you tried other Bluetooth Stacks such as the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack?

I have not upgraded to Windows 8 yet but will do it soon.

Boon Jin

General Discussion / Re: Problem with mouse functionality
« on: November 28, 2012, 06:54:42 PM »
Hey there,

I'm a teacher trying to make a whiteboard so the school doesn't have to spend thousands on one.  I have an infrared emitter, a wii remote, and the software from Johnny's site.  After successful calibration, the mouse fails to respond to motion of the emitter.  What should I do to fix this?

I am running Windows 7; does that affect things?


Mr. Bever

Hi Mr Bever,

Have you tried Smoothboard Air with Duo or Smoothboard 2?

You may download the software from

Boon Jin

Hello dear community,

I´ve got the following problem: When I try to connect my Wiiremote to Uwe Schmidt´s whiteboard software occures an error.
Thus I installed the WIDCOMM driver, but the problem still exists. I´ve got this dark suspision, that BlueCove can´t be used by the program, but I am not sure.
In the attachment you see a screenshot of the log while the problem occures.

Greetings & THAAAANK you!

Hi Patrick,

Have you tried to connect the Wiimote using Smoothboard 2 or Smoothboard Air with Duo?

Boon Jin

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Wiimote Plus won't connect to Mac 10.7
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:32:11 PM »
I have a mac and the free download of Smoothboard for my Wiimote Plus. For some reason, my Wiimote is being recognized by the software. I can see that it's connected via bluetooth to the Mac, but the Smoothboard software doesn't recognize it.
Any suggestions?


If the Wiimote is connected to the Mac OS, but not in Smoothboard, you may need to remove/uninstall the Wiimote device from the Bluetooth Preferences of the Mac. Then, you may relaunch Smoothboard and connect again with the connect utility of Smoothboard.

Boon Jin

General Hardware Talk / Re: Help me to choose the right wiiremote
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:59:44 AM »
Thanks Boon Jin. I have read discussions and threads that Windows 7 users have challenges on bluetooth and/or wii remote connectivity and/or white board software. I am using W7 professional. Is this something to worry about (or) can I go ahead and buy original wii remote?

If you managed to get the original Wii Remote (not the Wii Remote Plus), it would be easier as you will be able to use Smoothboard's SmoothConnect directly with the use of the Microsoft Bluetooth Stack.

However, if you are using the Wii Remote Plus,  you will need to use the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack and Smoothboard Air with Duo or the special compilation of Smoothboard 2.

Boon Jin

General Hardware Talk / Re: Help me to choose the right wiiremote
« on: October 17, 2012, 10:22:09 PM »
I am from India and planning to buy wiiremote for interactive whiteboard project. Can anyone tell me if "Nitho-Remote Controller Black-Wii" in this site will help? Or do you know anysites from where I can buy this wiiremote

It would be better if you get an original Wii Remote instead. Third-party Wiimotes may have bad IR Sensors which may not be suitable for the interactive whiteboard functionality.

Boon Jin

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