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  • Wiimote Whiteboard Dale Ehrhart Emerson Elementary Owosso Public Schools
  • Hardware Software
    • Wiimote ($39.76)
    • IOGear Bluetooth Dongle ($19.92)
    • IR Pens ($8.00 - $30.00)
    • Wiimote Whiteboard or Smoothboard
    • Bluetooth Dongle Software
    • Virtualboard or E-pointer
    • On-Screen Keyboard
  • Daily Set-up Procedure for Wiimote Whiteboard Software
    • Turn on computer
    • Make sure Bluetooth Dongle is in USB port
    • Click on Wiimote Whiteboard .JAR file
    • Press buttons 1 and 2 on wiimote
    • Press Calibrate
    • Position Wiimote
    • Use IR pen to calibrate
  • Training
    • How to set up the Wiimote Whiteboard on a daily basis
    • Using Virtualboard or E-Pointer software
    • Using the On-Screen Keyboard
  • Issues
    • Battery Life for Wiimote
      • Turn off Whiteboard when not in use
      • rechargeable AA batteries
    • Battery Life for IR Pens
      • Penteractive sells button replacement batteries for $1.00 (3)
      • Expo pens usually use AAA or N batteries
    • Virtualboard may not work on some older machines (use E-pointer)
  • Bluetooth
    • IOGear from Walmart
      • USB Micro Adapter GBU421WM
      • Bluetooth to USB Adapter GBU221WM
  • Taking It Further
    • Knowledge Base
        • http://www.wiimoteproject.com/
    • Different Pen models
        • http://penteractive.us/
        • http://irpensonline.com/
        • http://www.wiiteachers.com/
    • Mounts
        • http://penteractive.us/
    • Rechargeable Battery Packs
        • http://penteractive.us/
  • Other Thoughts
    • Use Smoothboard Wiimote Whiteboard software
        • Pros- left click enhanced
        • Cons – Does not shut off wiimote when you exit software, more complicated
    • Fluent in both Virtualboard and E-Pointer
  • Initial Setup Checklist
    • Install Virtualboard and/or E-Pointer
    • Install Whiteboard Software
    • Place on-screen keyboard shortcut on desktop
    • Install Bluetooth software