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Offline megatherium

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on: January 12, 2008, 09:42:11 PM
At work we got the WiiBoard operating pretty smoothly - so we toyed around with other ideas that might enhance working with the board.  Here's some ideas that we found rather useful and I'm certain there are others as well. 

A Virtual Keyboard:  So far we like Click N'Type:  http://www.lakefolks.org/cnt/  It's free and has some advanced features (like macros) that might come in handy.  Haven't explored in depth yet, but having the basic ability to type is certainly useful. 

Voice Recognition and Command:  Working with the pen is great, but if you have flexibility of doing voice commands as well, to me it adds to the tech coolness of the project too.  Within Word, Microsoft has built in voice recognition which works surprisingly well as long as you take the time to go through the 15 minutes of training.  (Don't rush it...I tried on a second PC WiiBoard and results were mediocre...)  Voice command so far has been a little dicey - but looks promising.  I've had the best luck so far with Nitrous Voice Flux - but there maybe better alternatives out there. 



Offline atomriot

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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 09:56:12 PM
as far as the keyboard part goes, that part would be pretty easy.

the voice part, i have not made the dive into that area of programming so i dont know but i think that it wouldnt be trivial. you can get office toolkits i think to help tie in functions but im not sure if they have the voice recognition portion of it within them

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Offline richwhite

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Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 09:35:24 PM
And for general Whiteboard classroom interface you have the Edusim project - http://edusim3d.com

Rich
The Edusim Project

http://edusim3d.com


Offline troy59

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Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 02:11:26 PM
nice, its cool to see how everyone is building off johnny lee's idea and making stuff even bigger. :)



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Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 12:00:44 PM
I hope to have an Open-IWB 2D software ready to download here in a month or so ..... More along the lines of what notebook is for the Smartboard ... so something free and powerful for the Wiimote borad users.

Rich
The Edusim Project

http://edusim3d.com


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Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 12:52:36 PM
KindleLab - Wiimote interactive whiteboard software (along the lines of Smartboards notebook) for the wiimote board harware
Ready for download @ http://www.kindlelab.com here in a week or so.


Rich
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http://edusim3d.com


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Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 12:51:12 PM
The Interactive Whiteboard Software is ready to mess with (created with the classroom in mind)
http://kindlelab.com/software.html


& a quick video of the software is here - http://labs.greenbush.us/kindlelab/kindlelab_alpha01.swf

Rich
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Quick Wiimote - Kindlelab - Edusim Demo (including all hardware being used)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thGWWa70JfY[/youtube]
http://kindlelab.com & http://Edusim3d.com apps

Rich
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Offline Cush

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Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 01:14:12 PM
windows already has an on-screen keyboard under accessories --> accessibility