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Wiimote Whiteboard


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Wiimote whiteboard

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Wiimote Whiteboard

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