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Offline boonjin

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on: July 01, 2010, 12:33:11 PM
Hi All,

I have released a new major version, Smoothboard 2.0 that has extended Annotation features and a new interface, the Smart Menu.



Extended Annotation features
  • Size, Color, Shape (Line, Arrow, Rectangle, Ellipse, Scribble)
  • Undo/Redo
  • Eraser/Erase All (click Erase twice)
  • Select and Move/Resize
  • Screen Tools (Background Color (White/Black), Background Lines/Grid, Snapshot Screen,
  • Snapshot Region, Open Snapshot Folder).




Smart Menu - quick access to Right Click, Middle Click Scroll and all the Floating Toolbar’s functions.



Floating Toolbar - resizable and can be docked to the sides of the screen.


For a limited time, existing Smoothboard 1.x license holders can be upgraded for free to the latest Smoothboard 2 version. You will just need to download the latest Smoothboard software and activate it with your license key.

If you are a Smoothboard Dongle Edition user, please do contact us directly to request for the latest installer.


I will be updating this post to include more information soon.
In the meantime, for more information please visit http://www.boonjin.com or http://www.smoothboard.net.
Also, you can get the latest updates from our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/smoothboard

I have uploaded the Smoothboard 2.0 Updates document at the following address http://www.smoothboard.net/files/doc/Smoothboard_2_0_Updates.pdf

Many thanks to all the users who have been supporting Smoothboard and providing the feedback for the past few years.  :D

Regards,
Boon Jin
« Last Edit: July 09, 2010, 01:23:00 AM by boonjin »

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Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 04:31:28 AM
Whalebone IR and Software, and our front man Doctor Nuclear have created a couple of new videos covering the setup and most commonly used features of Smoothboard 2.0. You can check them out at these URLS:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOHATy7mdr8[/youtube]

and

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8sr79yc-So[/youtube]

Please do send any questions or coments directly to me. Boon Jin and the Smoothboard team did not create the script or have editorial control over the content of this video, and if they find that it doesn't reflect well on the dignity of their product I will gladly take it down, but for now.... Enjoy.

Also, if you happen to have or be a teen, taking Algebra 1, or  if you are an adult back in school to refresh your math skills. You might benefit from searching Youtube.com for the code WBSW.

My plan is to cover every important Algebra 1 topic, and then to move on the Geometry and Algebra II, all as Doctor Nuclear. If you know of any games, memory tricks, little known shortcuts, etc relating to math, I would be very grateful if you would email them to me. If I like them, I'll share them with the world, through YouTube and TeacherTube.

James Mclain
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or view and buy our products on ebay:

http://ebay.com   Search for IR pen or products by shakespeare1212.


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Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 07:43:58 PM
Hi James,

Thank you for the video.

Have you tried the latest feature, the Smart Menu? You can trigger it by clicking and holding for about 1 second. It would be quite convenient if you are not using the Floating Toolbar.

Also, you can use it to Right Click and also for scrolling.

Another major change from the previous version is that the Floating Toolbar is resizable. It can now be resized to fit horizontally or vertically.

Regards,
Boon Jin
« Last Edit: August 10, 2010, 07:50:17 PM by boonjin »

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Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 09:49:49 PM
Thanks Boon,
I'll be making another video soon. I myself was also a little shocked when I got done posting and realized that I had not covered the smart menu. I would also like to cover the advanced setups too, like button mapping and launching a script. I am still a little fuzzy on how the two Wii mote Whiteboard set up works, where one is big picture and the other is high detail? I have never found a need to set up that way honestly, but I would love to give the program comprehensive coverage if I can.

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Whalebone IR and Software

http://whaleboneir.com

or view and buy our products on ebay:

http://ebay.com   Search for IR pen or products by shakespeare1212.


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Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 09:57:08 PM
Thanks Boon,
I'll be making another video soon. I myself was also a little shocked when I got done posting and realized that I had not covered the smart menu. I would also like to cover the advanced setups too, like button mapping and launching a script. I am still a little fuzzy on how the two Wii mote Whiteboard set up works, where one is big picture and the other is high detail? I have never found a need to set up that way honestly, but I would love to give the program comprehensive coverage if I can.

Two Wiimotes is only required if the tracking is bad when the screen is very large or there is a high tendency of the line of sight being blocked.

For most cases, a single Wiimote should be sufficient.

Also, you may want to try to position the Wiimote on the opposite side where you are interacting with the board. From the video, at times the tracking seems to be inadequate where heavy aliasing (jagged) lines can be seen. A potential reason for this is that the Wiimote is facing upwards with the projector while the IR source is also directed upwards and thus the detected intensity may be low.

Regards,
Boon Jin

Smoothboard
Wii Whiteboard/Wiimote Whiteboard with annotation features and collaborate with multiple iPads and Android Tablets!

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

BoonJin[/url