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Offline jpveedubs

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on: January 16, 2011, 12:09:53 PM
I've set up my Wiimote Whiteboard at the school where I'm student teaching, but I am having a couple of problems:

First, it seems that the two controllers I use can't pick up my infrared pen too well from the angle I've set them up; it's a relatively small projection area, but mounting the controllers from overhead makes it tough. I can't do it from directly above (there's a projector screen roll-up thing in the way), so I have to do it on either side of the projector screen, and out a little bit. Any suggestions on what the best angles would be?

Second, my computer is about halfway across the classroom - maybe 20ish feet - away, so not far, but WiimoteWhiteboard (the Mac program) does not reliably detect both (or sometimes even EITHER) of the Wiimotes. What might be going wrong?



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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 06:49:21 PM
How far are you placing the Wiimote from the screen?

If the screen is large, you may not be able to place the Wiimote at a tight angle towards the screen. You may want to try placing the Wiimote at a 40-45 degrees angle on the side.

Also, what IR pen are you using?

You may take a look at the following link for troubleshooting http://smoothboard.org/manual/Common%20Issues.htm#_Toc274086165

For the Wiimote and computer, the distance seems to be quite large. You should try connecting the Wiimote closer to the computer to see whether the connection is more reliable. If so, the distance may be the issue.


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