Author Topic: Turning off Wii-Remotes, and double click...  (Read 6812 times)

Offline discodom

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on: May 20, 2009, 09:25:13 AM

This project is very interesting, and i am in the process of purchasing a Wii, and some IR leds, but i was wondering if there is anyway to turn off the Wii-Remote after use? Also is it necessary to pair the remote with the PC everytime you want to use the whiteboard software? And lastly, is there any way of double clicking, a right click is press and hold i think, but not sure about double clicking!

Someone should make an IR pen with bluetooth built in so that we can have an easy click/double click/scroll feature!! i dont know who this someone is, but they would be onto something good!

Offline eholshoe

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Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 02:09:18 AM
I use johnny lee's v.3 software.  The first time I hooked everything up it took me about 8-10 minutes.  I messed up a few times.  Now I can do it in about 1-2 minutes.  You will see after a while it's really not that hard to turn it on and off when you are using it.  I turn mine off at recess, lunch, library, and computer lab time.

 I use a "plug n play" presenter in my left hand and hold the IR Pen in my right.  The presenter has mouse functions so a right click is no problem.  Also, after about ten minutes of using a presenter with an IR pen you will find that some things are easier to do with the presenter and some things are easier to do with the IR pen.  I'm right handed so if I need to click something on the left side of the board, I usually use the presenter. This way I don't block the screen for my students.  Having the presenter allows me to walk around the classroom and still be able to interact with the board.

Eric Holshoe

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Bear Valley Elementary

Moreno Valley Unified School District

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Offline Trideum

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Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 04:29:46 PM
You can turn off the Wiimote by either pressing the power button or by disconnecting it from your computer's bluetooth.  As for right-clicking, Boon Jin posted a great little applet for that here:  If you get version .2 or .3, it can create a little icon in the taskbar (lower right side of the screen, default in Windows) that, when you click it, makes your next click a right click. Very handy.

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