Author Topic: wiimote whiteboard conflicts with other whiteboard softwares?  (Read 3688 times)

Offline dsgclan

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Hi everyone, hi benpaddlejones, I got a question for you again  :)

I have tried to use wiimote whiteboard with 2 Chinese whiteboard softwares I found online, they are generic whiteboard softwares, which means they are supposed to work with any generic whiteboard, as opposed to the software provided by interactive whiteboard manufacturers which work with their own hardware only.
The 2 whiteboard software I've tried work with mouse without any problem, but they just don't work with my wiimote whiteboard, the cursor of my IR pen disappears as soon as it comes inside the area of the software, and the click or movement do not function at all, but when I use the mouse to move the cursor out of the area, the IR pen starts to work again.
The 2 software I have found both need to pay for, what I got is the demo version, but I don't think that has anything to do with the problem.
It seems the wiimote whiteboard conflicts with other commercial whiteboard software? does anyone have experience on this?
I want to call the support team of the software tomorrow but I don't know what technical questions they would ask and how to answer that, I am not a programmer, and I think they have never heard of wiimote whiteboard, could anyone tell me what they would need to know about wiimote whiteboard so they could help me fix this?


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Offline benpaddlejones

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Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 09:17:51 PM
I know the Wiimote IWB works fine with:
Kindlelab: Opensource IWB software
Onenote: Microsofts closest application to IWB software
SmartNotebook: Smartboards application packaged with Smartboards
ActivStudio: Prometheans application packaged with their board

I wonder if the two applications you are try both require a specific HID input. Can you ask the Software manufacturers? Wiimote IWB is effectively a mouse, so if your normal mouse works so should your Wiimote. Post the applications I will try them. I will also try them with the commercial IWB's at work.

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Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 10:55:36 PM
Hi Ben,

This is the download link of one of the 2 softwares I have tried, I can not find English version of the other software:

just unrar it and run the EduBoard50B.exe file, when you run it in VISTA, you need to right click and run as adimistrator.

I've called their support team today, they don't have a clue either, they say their software work with all other whiteboards they have tested with, and it is supposed to work with any HID devices, so I've started to think if it could be something wrong with my setting or system?

Please test it and let me know how it goes, thanks!