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Offline Tucksoon

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on: January 18, 2009, 07:49:18 AM
Hi! I'm a primary school teacher from Singapore.

I always wanted to try out Wiimote whiteboard in classroom last year but have little idea where to start. Till I stumbled upon this community and order a couple of IR pens. Funny thing I do not own a Wii yet, so I will be getting a Wiimote soon (or maybe the whole console!  ;D)

I'm ready to amaze my colleagues in school!  ;)



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Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 08:00:04 AM
Hi! I'm a primary school teacher from Singapore.

I always wanted to try out Wiimote whiteboard in classroom last year but have little idea where to start. Till I stumbled upon this community and order a couple of IR pens. Funny thing I do not own a Wii yet, so I will be getting a Wiimote soon (or maybe the whole console!  ;D)

I'm ready to amaze my colleagues in school!  ;)

Hi Tucksoon,

I am currently studying at Nanyang Technological University. If you need assistance on setting up the wiimote whiteboard, please feel free to contact me at my email address: jingoh at gmail com

I will be able to help you quickly set it up.
:)

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Boon Jin

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Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 12:23:21 AM
Hi Boonjin,

So glad to have a compatriot here! Thanks for the help  :D

In fact I just got a Wiimote and tried out in classroom. The pupils were quite amazed. I'm still trying to experiment with better positioning of Wiimote. Is it normal is achieve less than 50% after calibration? I'm also looking for applications to unleash the potential.

Hi! I'm a primary school teacher from Singapore.

I always wanted to try out Wiimote whiteboard in classroom last year but have little idea where to start. Till I stumbled upon this community and order a couple of IR pens. Funny thing I do not own a Wii yet, so I will be getting a Wiimote soon (or maybe the whole console!  ;D)

I'm ready to amaze my colleagues in school!  ;)

Hi Tucksoon,

I am currently studying at Nanyang Technological University. If you need assistance on setting up the wiimote whiteboard, please feel free to contact me at my email address: jingoh at gmail com

I will be able to help you quickly set it up.
:)

Regards,
Boon Jin



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Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 12:30:24 AM
Hi Boonjin,

So glad to have a compatriot here! Thanks for the help  :D

In fact I just got a Wiimote and tried out in classroom. The pupils were quite amazed. I'm still trying to experiment with better positioning of Wiimote. Is it normal is achieve less than 50% after calibration? I'm also looking for applications to unleash the potential.

Hi Tucksoon,
Are you using Smoothboard from my website? It will help you with the calibration.
To achieve higher utilization you will have to slowly adjust the wiimote closer to the screen.

How is the drawing accuracy with your setup?

Regards,
Boon Jin

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Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 12:32:18 AM
Hi Tucksoon


Just for your info.  Boonjin IS the developer of Smoothboard.
So he will definitely be able to sort out any of your problems in the setup.

By the way, are you using smoothboard?

Regards

Hagoh



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Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 07:56:14 AM
Hi Boonjin,

So glad to have a compatriot here! Thanks for the help  :D

In fact I just got a Wiimote and tried out in classroom. The pupils were quite amazed. I'm still trying to experiment with better positioning of Wiimote. Is it normal is achieve less than 50% after calibration? I'm also looking for applications to unleash the potential.

Hi Tucksoon,
Are you using Smoothboard from my website? It will help you with the calibration.
To achieve higher utilization you will have to slowly adjust the wiimote closer to the screen.

How is the drawing accuracy with your setup?

Regards,
Boon Jin


Hi Boon Jin,

I had less than 50% all the time. It was decent but I guess can be improved.
Awesome. I will try out your Smoothboard tomorrow! Was using Johnny Lee's legendary software today :)
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Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 07:57:15 AM
Hi Tucksoon


Just for your info.  Boonjin IS the developer of Smoothboard.
So he will definitely be able to sort out any of your problems in the setup.

By the way, are you using smoothboard?

Regards

Hagoh

Hi Hagoh,

Not now but will be trying out tomorrow! Can't wait :)



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Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 04:22:28 AM
Update: I tried using an elastic band to attach the wiimote below the projector. Did not enjoy much success as the projector is too high, calibration of bottom points didn't work out well.

I guess I'm fine with using a tripod for the time being. A little convenient for me as I have 3 different classes. Time to train a couple of pupils to assist me  :D



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Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 09:10:45 PM
Update: I tried using an elastic band to attach the wiimote below the projector. Did not enjoy much success as the projector is too high, calibration of bottom points didn't work out well.

I guess I'm fine with using a tripod for the time being. A little convenient for me as I have 3 different classes. Time to train a couple of pupils to assist me  :D

Hi,
If you need portability then maybe the tripod is the best. :)


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Smoothboard for Mac
Using a Mac? Now you can annotate on PowerPoint or Keynote slideshows!

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