Does Smoothboard have a version for Machintosh computers?
Yes. There are some small differences in features, but Smoothboard does now exist
as a native Macintosh application and it works great!
How far away from the screen should the Wii Remote be?
About twice as far as the screen is high. If your screen is 4 feet tall, your Wii-mote
should be 8 feet away for maximum effectiveness, but it can work quite well at other
Can this work with a Laser Pointer?
Not really, you would need an Infra-red laser pointer with a 940 nano-meter wave
length. That would make your laser dot invisible, and these types of lasers are expensive.
We do offer a product called the IR Source. If you check out this video, you will
see that it gives the laser pointer like functioning that you seek:
The targets on the calibraton screen are being activated, but I’m not doing anything,
what’s going on?
There is probably stray sunlight hitting your display surface in view of the Wii-mote.
Make sure you are in a shaded room. Sorry you may need to buy heavier curtains to
use the system during the day, if you are having this problem. There is now way
that we can take the heat out of sunshine.
So, this means I can’t use the system outside accept at night, after the sun has
gone down, right?
Right, but once the sun is gone, PARTY. Shine you projector onto the side of a building,
calibrate, and do harmless, full motion, full color graffiti.
Can I try?
Yes, if you llive in the Los Angeles area or catch me at a trade show I love to let
adults and children take the system for a whirl. There are no tricks here. With a
little training anyone can use this system very effectively.
What is everything I need to get going, are there any extras that it would be nice
An IR pen.
A Wii-remote control, not a whole Wii-system. You can buy them separately, new or
Bluetooth communication in your computer, or added to your computer.
Whiteboard software, such as Smoothboard, Wii-mote Whiteboard, Java Wii board.
A digital projector. You can use your HD TV but it might get scratches, so don’t.
Buy a projector. They are useful for a LOT of things.
You might want:
A bracket to hang the wii-remote from your ceiling or to attach it to you projector.
A permanent power solution for your Wii-remote, so that you don’t have to keep changing
Rechargeable batteries and battery charger for the batteries in your IR pen, and
/ or your Wii-remote.
A hand held graphics tablet so that you can write on the board from anywhere in the
room. ALL other presentation technologies are compatible with this system, as far
as I have ever seen, document cameras, classroom polling / quizzing systems, internet
Can I follow you on twitter , linkIn or facebook, etc.?
Well I do not “tweet” a lot but we do have a twitter account, and linkIn account
and a facebook group.