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Wiimote Projects => Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard => Topic started by: Natrone on June 16, 2008, 09:49:26 PM

Title: Wii Whiteboard encountered a problem and needs to close
Post by: Natrone on June 16, 2008, 09:49:26 PM
"Wii Whiteboard encountered a problem and needs to close"

This is what I get every time I try to run WiimoteWhiteboard.exe (along with a request to send the error report to Microsoft)

Interestingly enough, however, I still get the normal little window asking me to calibrate, and if I move the gigantic error window to the side (since I can't minimize it), I can go ahead and click calibrate, do my calibrations, open MS Paint, and use my IR Pen just fine.  But as soon as I click "Don't send report", it all shuts down...

If I click on more details of what is contained in the error report, I get:
EventType : clr20r3     P1 : wiimotewhiteboard.exe     P2 :     
P3 : 475d3f00     P4 : wiimotelib     P5 :     P6 : 475d3dc1     P7 : 2d
P8 : 2e     P9 : system.exception

And there is another place to get even MORE details, but that window seems to be outputting A LOT MORE code that I cannot even copy and paste.

This result is identical for both version 1 and version 2 of Johnny's Wii Whiteboard.exe


I am running Windows XP with SP2 (AMD 64 2.0 GHz, ASUS motherboard - can't remember model right now).  I installed .NET framework 2.0, because the first time I was trying to run the .exe, it would fail citing, "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."

I got a D-link DBT-120 Bluetooth USB Adaptor, which came with a Toshiba stack.  I can connect just fine and work with both widApp and GlovePIE.


I know people have released their own modified code and/or .exe, but I'm worried that it's already built on something incompatible with my system or something.  Any help would be greatly appreciated, since I am a teacher and I plan on incorporating this in my classroom, if not throughout the entire school as a big project this coming school year.
Title: Re: Wii Whiteboard encountered a problem and needs to close
Post by: benpaddlejones on June 17, 2008, 01:16:50 AM
Try Boonjin's app: http://www.boonjin.com/wp/2008/06/02/mouse-smoothing-for-wiimote-whiteboard (http://www.boonjin.com/wp/2008/06/02/mouse-smoothing-for-wiimote-whiteboard). Boonjin has fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements on Johnny's original demo application. You will find the Mouse Smoothing makes much better digital writing.

Also do a full windows update (click 'custom' option and update everything), SP3 is already out.

Your setup looks good! If fails again, copy and paste full error report.

benpaddlejones :-)
p.s. For enhancing learning with wiimote whiteboard checkout my vidi: http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=5bd5051bb953b99e01d7 (http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=5bd5051bb953b99e01d7)

Title: Re: Wii Whiteboard encountered a problem and needs to close
Post by: Natrone on June 17, 2008, 07:43:06 AM
OR, I could stop being stupid and NOT run widAPP or GlovePIE AT THE SAME TIME as running the Wii Whiteboard program.  Everything works fine.  I'm just mentioning this, in case someone else makes such a silly mistake.

Thanks for the reply, though, bendpaddlejones.  boonjin's app does make the things smoother.  Since you're a high school teacher like myself, I'd figured I share this idea with you:

Make the construction of these things a high school project.  You can teach basic electrical engineering (solder, etc.) in terms of making the IR pens.  You can even add in some mechanical engineering in order to design an IR pen that is ergonomically comfortable while reducing reflections and generating multiple IR dots.  Obviously, since the source is open, computer programming can be applied.  If you do this with a small group of students in some sort of extracurricular club, those few students could really benefit from having a hands-on experience to improve on this project (you might even find them coming up here with new ideas or even code).  At the very least, that's what I'm going to try this coming school year, after applying for some grants to get the funding to outfit the entire school (it may be only $55 per setup, but if you have 30 classrooms....)
Title: Re: Wii Whiteboard encountered a problem and needs to close
Post by: benpaddlejones on June 17, 2008, 07:50:56 AM
Nothing like experiential learning
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D