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General Hardware Talk / Nyko Wand
« on: July 15, 2009, 09:02:13 AM »
I searched the forum, but I didn't see anything.

I saw in Wal-Mart the other day that Nyko had built a Wii remote clone.  I wondered if anyone has tried to use this item in place of a wii remote for whiteboard projects, and if so, if they have noticed any reasons one would be better than the other.  Does anyone know of such an experiment?


General Discussion / Re: Mouse Control in Wii Remote Presenter Mode
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:49:12 AM »
Hi Stephen,

You can set the keystroke Control + Escape to activate the Start Menu. However, I think you can only configure this in the Wiimote Presenter Mode in Smoothboard.

For Wiimote Presenter, the program actually recognize it as a continuous key press until released.

Boon Jin

In the separate program, Wiimote Presenter, it recognizes a continuous key press, but in Smoothboard, presenter mode, it does not?  I will have to download the presenter program.  Is it as customizable as Smoothboard in its mapping of keys?

Regarding Ctrl+Esc - I guess I'll have to get more familiar with my Windows Keyboard shortcuts.  Maybe I can click over to WMP, play the tune, and click back.  Right now, I have the sounds embedded in the powerpoint presentations.  I think, when I was designing the program, I forgot that I would be using the Wiimote as a presenter rather than as the whiteboard.  Silly me...

You know, I wonder if I could use glovePIE for this instead.  Then I could hook a nunchuck up to the wii remote and map the A-Stick to the mousekey buttons.



General Discussion / Mouse Control in Wii Remote Presenter Mode
« on: February 11, 2009, 08:17:18 AM »
Hey, everyone,

I'm looking for a way to have mouse control using the D-Pad on the wii remote.  I tried turning on mousekeys and mapping the D-Pad keys to the mousekeys directions, but since the program only recognizes the initial press, not sustained pressing, I was unable to use it as a mouse.

I like the IR pointer, but I don't like having to create an IR source each time.  I'm in a school, so a candle is out, and I haven't gone to the trouble to make a switchable IR beacon.  Occasionally when running a presentation (actually, for a Recorder lesson I'm about to teach) there are items I'd like to click.  In this case, it's to start a recording of some accompaniment music.  I'd like to be able to run the mouse over and click the start button.

Has anyone else worked out a way to do this?


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