Jun 18

To install the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack with your Bluetooth adapter, you may need to disable driver signature enforcement if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Firstly, you will need to boot up Windows in Advanced Startup mode. This can be done by clicking on the Restart Computer button in the Bluetooth Stack Tool.

Your computer will restart, and the following screen will appear.

 

1 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Select Troubleshoot

Click Troubleshoot.

 

2 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Select Advanced Options

Click Advanced options

3 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Select Startup Settings

Click Startup Settings

4 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Restart

Click Restart

5 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Press F7

Select Disable driver signature enforcement by pressing F7 on your keyboard

Next, you may try running the tool again for the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack to detect and install drivers for your Bluetooth adapter.


Jun 18

In Windows, the Wii Remote Plus requires the use of the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack or the DolphinBar. For more information regarding this issue, you may refer to http://www.smoothboard.net/wiiremoteplus/

Some Smoothboard users have difficulties installing the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack and thus I have made a tool to simplify the process.

If you have difficulties installing the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack for your device, this tool may work for you. If you have any issues with the tool, you may post a comment here.

The Bluetooth Stack Tool automates some of the steps required to force the Toshiba drivers to be used for your Bluetooth adapter.

The following steps are automated:

  1. Identify your Bluetooth Adapter’s hardware ID.
  2. Insert the entries into C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\Drivers\tosrfusb\tosrfusb.inf.
  3. Update the registry to pretend to be a Toshiba Bluetooth Stack compatible adapter.

Bluetooth Stack Tool Download Link (run at your own risk)

 


Jan 28

In the following video, we will show you how to set up your interactive whiteboard in less than a minute.

All you need is a Wii Remote, an IR pen and the Smoothboard software.

For more details, please visit http://www.smoothboard.net or our wiki at http://www.boonjin.com/smoothboard


Jun 19
Wiimote Whiteboard
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In this post I will summarize what is the Wiimote Whiteboard and its usage.

What is a Wiimote?

A Wiimote or Wii Remote is the controller used with the Wii console. Although it cost just about US$40, it contains accelerometers, a IR camera, rumble, speaker and several buttons. It communicates with the Wii console through Bluetooth, thus it was possible to connect the Wiimote to the computer by acting as a Bluetooth HID (Human Interface Device).

What is a Wiimote Whiteboard?

Johnny Chung Lee has developed several intriguing systems using just a Wiimote. One of his creations was the Low-Cost Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote, or in short, Wiimote Whiteboard.

Just by using a Wiimote, you will be able to turn any surface into a interactive surface similar to the commercially available Whiteboards. To get started, you will just need a Wiimote, computer with Bluetooth connectivity and a self-made Infrared (IR) pen.

In the following video, Johnny Lee explains the basics of the Wiimote Whiteboard.

 

I am currently working on several wiimote projects. One of my main focus at the moment is to enhance the Wiimote Whiteboard to be suited for the teaching community. This involves simplifying and introducing tools which teachers will find useful to actually use the Wiimote Whiteboard in class.

Therefore, I hope that the Wiimote Whiteboard can be introduced to more classrooms once the technical barrier of the implementation is removed.

Here is an excellent video created by Ben, a fellow forumer from Wiimote Project who has been using the Wiimote Whiteboard in the classroom. :)


 

I will be compiling the details on how you can set up the Wiimote Whiteboard yourself.  Don’t worry, it is not that difficult. :)