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  • Nice presentation thanks. Worth noting that we also supply mains adapters for the Wii remote which allows it to be used more or less permanently without the need for AA batteries.

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    • How to make your
      Own interactive whiteboard
      Using a Nintendo Wii remote
    • The Wii interactive whiteboard
      It originated from Johnny Chung Lee in 2007
      It is based on the high-performance infra-red camera on the top of the Wii remote
      The infra-red camera tracks the tip of an infra-red light source (the infra-red pen)
    • Project Objective
      The aim:
      To show how to make your own interactive white board (IWB)
      Spreading the knowledge of open source educational software that can be used with you IWB
      Levelling the playing field with inexpensive technologies that can be provided for all
      Promoting Interactive Teaching concepts that can be used to innovate learning
    • Contents
      Objective of the presentation
      How it works
      What you need
      How to make an IR pen
      Different IR pen designs
      Wii remote
      Software for Windows and Ubuntu
      Free available software
      Teachers portal
      Future of the project
    • How it works
      The infra-red camera in the Wii remote tracks the light source of the IR pen.
      The location of the IR light source is sent via Bluetooth to the computer
      This is shown on the computer as the location of the mouse
    • Projector
      Projected Screen
      IR Pen
      Wii Remote
      Computer
    • How to make you own pen
      This can be done easily provided you buy the correct Infrared LED
      Use an empty whiteboard marker case and a battery if available
      IR LED VISHAY TSAL6400 (available in SA)
      Key Ring version
    • Different types of IR pens and costs
      There are two types of IR pens
      Pressure tip
      Manual Click
      Preferred – the manual click
      Home made keying version
      Cost of IR pen for UK 6 Pounds - R68
    • How to set it up
      With a normal setup, you want you Wii remote to be situated either on the left or right side, depending on the user
      When you write, you will block the shadow
      Wii remote have a 45 degree angle
      Positioning will require some trial and error
      Calibrate IR pen with 4 point touch
    • Layout
    • What you need
      Standard computer (does not have to be new)
      Projector (or large screen)
      Nintendo Wii Remote
      Infra-red Pen
      Bluetooth Dongle (if pc does not support Bluetooth)
      Software to connect to the Wii Remote
    • Operating Systems
      The free software available does work on all operating systems
      Windows and Ubuntu versions most common
      Mac versions do exist, but not as popular
      Both have different aspects which are useful
      Windows – smooth board, linkivity presenter
      Ubuntu - Wii Whiteboard, Built-in educational software
    • Whiteboard and Wii mote Software
      The Wii mote software:
      connects the computer to the Wii remote control.
      It calibrates the IR pen to work as a mouse
      E.g. Pentabulous, Wii Mote Whiteboard
      The Whiteboard software:
      This creates a virtual whiteboard for you to write on
      It has the pens, highlighters, erasers and tools
      E.g. Linktivity Presenter, Smooth board
    • Pentabulous (windows)
      Free windows based software used to
      implement the IWB with a Wii remote
      User Friendly, easy to use
      Occasionally temperamental, but
      works well
      Recommended open-source option
      for windows
    • Linktivity Presenter (windows)
      Freeware software that allows you to draw, highlight and write on your screen
      Highly recommended for use in Windows environment
      Has a screenshot function and shapes
      Is not as effective as the commercial alternative - Smooth board
    • Smooth board (windows)
      Windows based
      Created by Boon Jin
      Cost $30 for a licence
      Demo version works well
      Easy to use and stable
    • Wii White Board (ubuntu)
      Program that can facilitate connection of a Wii remote to make a IWB
      Easy to use and self explanatory
      Can remember Calibration
      Right-Click delay
      Recommended open-source version for Ubuntu
    • Massive Board (java)
      Whiteboard software – Ubuntu
      Easy to use, no smoothing
      Offers highlighting, different size nibs
      Best open source option for Ubuntu
    • USB Bootable Ubuntu
      Put the flash drive in and boot off it
      Contains great free games and teachers tools
      Tux Paint, Tux Math, Graphing Software
      Built in Software including smart board bootable
      No cost of operating system and theoretically easiest install
      Convenient for substitutes teachers and for security
      Customize your workspace and carry it around
      Netbook version perfect for IWB interface
    • Teachers Portal
      http://www.livingmaths.com/teachers/teachlinks.html
      Portal full of links for teachers
      Interactive Games
      Interactive Concepts – specific web links that assist in teaching concepts using a an IWB
      Work in Progress
    • Advantages
      Cost significantly less than the commercial IWB
      Allows for Interactive whiteboard lessons without a commercial
      Allows for portability between classrooms
      Can work on a screen as well as a projector
      Can operate on any flat surface
      Future development of multipoint pens
      Open Source development constantly improving
    • Disadvantages
      Not as smooth to write on as commercial IWBs (exception of smooth board at $29 per license)
      Will require the use of batteries for Wii remote
      Issue of blocking the IR pen while writing
      Bluetooth issues
    • Where from here
      The future of this project is unclear
      Potential implementation into underprivileged school
      A viable alternative if the cost of a commercial IWB is too high
      Constantly improving technology
    • More information
      www.livingmaths.com - Teachers
      Wii Whiteboard PowerPoint, and pdf
      Links to all interactive concepts, games and more
      Constantly growing resources available at no cost
      Spread the idea and promote innovative technologies that you can make youself
    • Thank You