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Offline raich

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on: December 17, 2008, 02:54:15 PM
Hi all,

I have a very basic question. Is there any way we can translate the Wiimote Whiteboard into a multitouch experience. Lets have a comparison with a conventional Chalk board. The first thing that comes to my mind is that, no matter how much primitive the chalkboard is - it surely allows N number of people to write simultaneously.

Can this be done, say 4 kids simultaneously writing on Wiimote Whiteboard with 4 IR pens (each writing with one pen). Basically I'm looking for some Windows based softwares where this can be demonstrated...

Thanking you all in advance....




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Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 04:01:33 PM
raich
It is something we have played with. The problem is a suitable Multitouch application. The Boonjin tells me Smoothboard should be able to make multitouch complient but for what??? As boonjin said to me "its like laying telephone cable for a telephone system that doesn't exist".

I have asked the team at KindleLab to consider inetgrating multitouch with their IWB application but no one has taken the challenge.

But yes I also see a huge amount of potential for this.

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Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 09:42:37 PM
Is there a program that can be run separately that enables multiple cursors with multiple mice?


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Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 05:17:40 AM
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Not at the moment

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Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 11:25:03 AM
Well that makes since, since I wasn't able to find one when I went looking. :) I guess I was under the impression that there was one.

Thanks benpaddlejones.


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Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 02:36:57 AM
as to the question of is there a program that will enable multiple inputs and multiple cursers...

there is and its free for 3 inputs... $$ for more
http://www.wunderworks.com/home/

so please someone figure out how multple



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Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 04:06:00 AM
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Great find was only released a month ago!

I have just requested a SDK from them and tried with Smoothboard the curso just jumps?

Work to be done but worth the effort thats for shore!

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Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009, 05:28:23 AM
Aha! Fantastic! I'm excited about this.


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Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009, 12:19:29 PM
yeah, i am going to buy 2 logitech dinovo minis for my students to use in class..

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/3848&cl=US,EN

i teach HS science and i know my students would love to "txt" in class and the mini is just like a smartphone keyboard.


with the program for multi input its just the mouse but they talk about getting multi keyboard input also....

would love to have 2-3 wiimotes in presenter mode for students to control the mouse just like the Wii has



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Reply #9 on: January 26, 2009, 10:29:15 AM
Hi,

I've tried http://www.wunderworks.com/home/ teamplayer program using the latest smoothboard 1.0 and two mice. Before running the smoothboard, two diffrent people can move each mouse very nicely, but, one mouse active at a time, but still the other one can move on the screen without capable doing sth. When I run the smoothboard, let's say, in the paint program, only people using mice can write on the screen, with the IR pen, I was able to move the cursor around and not able to write on the screen.

Boon Jin, you should consder checking this out. Take care.



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Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 01:40:40 PM
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The problem is teamplayer works by have multiple mice. Smoothboard is just one mouse. So for team board to work it we will need to have multiple smoothboard running.

For the two to work there will need to be some work between Boonjin and wunderworks. I sent them and email and am awaiting their reply.

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Reply #11 on: February 04, 2009, 07:40:05 PM
I tried to get this going forever.  There are some tricks you can do in windows to have multipoint, but it only works with designed sofware.  Microsoft even has an SDK out for it.

Windows 7 will have this built in.

I have come across the same problem, I often let student use a wiimote for presenter mode but when I want to move with the mouse, we fight over the cursor.   I like to set the "HOME" Wiimote button to toggle the IR camera On/Off to avoid such problems for now.


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Reply #12 on: February 11, 2009, 04:11:37 AM
I downloaded the windows 7 beta so I could attempt to fiddle with mutitouch stuff, but have managed to get my computer in a never ending restart cycle due to some hardware and driver conflicts. :P I guess it'll have to wait for now.


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Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 05:05:01 AM
Hey guys I'm very new but I have seen a vid where a person has made a multitouch screen or surface that unfortunatly doesn't use a wiimote but does use infrared leds but this project requires some construction of a frame and a projector a webcam and a manual link: www.multitouch.nl/documents/multitouchdisplay_howto_070523_v02.pdf and video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKvZ4K5eA_c. Good luke with you if you try. It meant to be really cool... I like the video my self.



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Reply #14 on: February 27, 2009, 05:40:40 AM
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He does use a Wiimote look carefully, he has painted black, just look carefully.

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