Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote

Categories: Insane, Video, Wiimote Hack.

Why spend thousands on an interactive whiteboard when you can make your own using a wiimote?

Video after the jump.

“Since the Wiimote can track sources of infrared (IR) light, you can track pens that have an IR led in the tip. By pointing a wiimote at a projection screen or LCD display, you can create very low-cost interactive whiteboards or tablet displays. Since the Wiimote can track upto 4 points, multiple pens can be used.

Multitouch: The multitouch demos are custom C# DirectX programs. You may download the source code, but this is provided for developers without support or documentation. The code is built on top of this Wiimote library. Unfortunately, multi-touch capable applications are currently extremely rare. Hopefully, that will change as more developers explore its potential.”

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10 comments.

WiiBits » Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote

Pingback on December 13th, 2007.

[…] Original post by admin […]

Starcraft 2

Comment on December 14th, 2007.

thanks for this vid.
i will try it out.

Jonathan

Comment on December 14th, 2007.

Awesome mod, I wonder how practical something like this would be for some Schools? My daughters school just spent like $15000 on 3 white boards for their vocational Programs.

Ali Qureshi

Comment on January 2nd, 2008.

this guy is sooooooo clever man….thanks dude for the hack…

Balaji

Comment on April 27th, 2008.

instead of the IR PEN can I use my normal TV / VCR remote ? will it work with WIIRemote ??

admin

Comment on April 27th, 2008.

I would not recommend it since a remote is flashing the code corresponding to the button pressed. Depending on when the system samples the remote it may be off for that split second and cause some inaccuracies.

IR LEDs are cheap, you could just make an IR pointer for a few dollars.

http://alan-parekh.vstore.ca/product_info.php/cPath/4_9/products_id/67

aldo

Comment on May 19th, 2010.

I want share with you a free program to be used with interactive whiteboard
http://code.google.com/p/ardesia/

Ardesia enables you to make colored free-hand annotations on your computer screen, record it and share on the network.

This is especially useful when making presentations, to highlight things or point out things of interest.

The tool facilitates the online presentations and demos showing in real time your computer screen to anyone in the network.

Ardesia is XInput-Aware, so if you have a mouse, a graphic tablet, a touch screen, a wiimote whiteboard or a commercial whiteboard; you can draw lines with different strength, select color, erase things and draw arrows.

You can free-hand draw geometrical shapes using the shape recognizer, insert text with the keyboard and highlight screen areas. You can draw upon the desktop or select an image as background.

aldo

Comment on June 23rd, 2010.

Ardesia 0.3 is out!
You can use the wiimote whiteboard with Ardesia
to annotate on the desktop
This is avaivable for Linux and Windows
http://code.google.com/p/ardesia/

You can see some screenshoot on
http://code.google.com/p/ardesia/wiki/Screenshot

pietro

Comment on September 11th, 2010.

Ardesia 0.4 is out!
http://code.google.com/p/ardesia/

The new feature are pdf export and graphic tablet support, the recording and the streaming on icecast streaming server on windows are supported on windows also thanks to the vlc media player and streamer

…Ardesia is free and simple as you are; Try it now!

pietro

Comment on November 6th, 2010.

Ardesia 0.5 is out!
http://code.google.com/p/ardesia/

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