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Offline benhunt20

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on: August 22, 2008, 06:44:12 PM
Hey everyone, i have a few stupid questions.... Do you actually need a wii system for this to work or just the remote? Also, i have a macbook will it still work, and if so what software should i download (what is the best for mac?).
--Help is greatly appreciated. :)



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Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 09:11:02 PM
Benhunt20
Welcome to the wiimote project!

1. No you only need the wiimote
2. Mac is fine (I'm told Bluetooth is better on Mac?)
3. Best Wiimote Whiteboard software for mac is http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard

Goodluck

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Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 06:47:24 AM
Thanks for your help, but i have a few new questions...I hear you need to download some special bluetooth sowtware for my computer to recognize the wiimote, is this true? (if so where can i get it?). Also, you can use an IR led pen on the actual computer screen right? (with the wiimote setup)



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Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 08:34:24 AM
Yes you can use the display as working area.

Sometimes you need the extra software to connect the Wiimote, sometimes not...



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Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 10:05:51 AM
Wow, technology is amazing... :) what is the bluetooth software called in case i need it, and where can i get it?
--Thank you for your helpful answer.



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Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008, 02:40:05 AM
benhunt20
If your using Mac, correct me if I'm wrong (sometimes I am) bluetooth is standard in all macs you only need the java app?

I suggest you go to Uwe Schmidt's site as it is specifically targeted at Mac users.

http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard

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Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008, 10:44:01 AM
You are correct, however i have heard of compatibility issues between wiimotes and macs. And i have already downloaded uwe's software and love it, so now all i have left to do is buy a wiimote and build an IR led pen. One more thing, i have heard the LED pens mess the lcd screen up if you use it directly on the computer screen, rather than with a projecter. Is this true? I don't want to mess the screen up.

--Thanks again for the help



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Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008, 03:44:21 PM
I use a mac too, with the Uwe Schmidt wiimote-whiteboard app.
And NO problems with my bluetooh

Check my http://clinik.net/wiimote/wiimote_info_my_pen_2.php to make your IR Pen.

Cheers
Francisco


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Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008, 07:09:14 PM
benhunt20
I only use on my laptop screen occasionally, and no problems. If you are really concerned get a large screen protector, will prevent any damage.

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Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 05:34:34 AM
The only way you mess your LCD up is by dragging the IR-pen across the surface when drawing (scratching)

Apply some protective sheet like Ben describes or use a working area like I do here:



a plastic sheet (place-mat) gives a nice reflection for the wiimote to pick up...

//UndCon