Category: Penteractive

Wiimote Project Stalled!

December 3rd, 2008 — 8:39am

I haven’t had much of a chance to work on this because of the Thanksgiving break, but I wanted to give an update on my most recent project: installing a makeshift smartboard in my wife’s classroom using Johnny Lee’s Wiimote Hack.

I’ve downloaded the software, synced her computer using the Bluesoleil stack via Bluetooth to the Wiimote and ordered and received an IR pen from Penteractive.

When I launch the program and attempt to calibrate the pen with the software, nothing happens. I suspect one of two problems:

1) Since I’m using the trail version of Bluesoleil, the amount of data I can send via Bluetooth is limited. Perhaps I need to upgrade.

2) The pen I received from Penteractive is broken (I sincerely hope not)!

We’ll see. I need to post my problems to the Wiimote forum and spend some more time troubleshooting them myself. I’ve just been swamped!

7 comments » | Johnny Lee, Penteractive, Wiimote

Day 3 – Still No Infrared LED Pen for the Wiimote Hack

November 25th, 2008 — 8:17am

Forgive me in advance if my thoughts are a bit incoherent this morning…I’m on my second cup of coffee and still not feeling fully awake…

So I ordered my infrared pen from Penteractive for the wiimote whiteboard hack from Johnny Lee, but I’m still awaiting the pen in the mail. The site was slick, payment via Paypal seamless, and I’m still within the promised 2-5 business days – but man, am I getting antsy!

More to come…

2 comments » | Johnny Lee, Penteractive, Wiimote

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