Fifty Euro Whiteboard

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fifty Euro Whiteboard


Inver National School /Scoil Náisiúnta an Inbhir is typical of many schools in Ireland who have received no funding for the inclusion of technology in education since 2002. As a result, its original bank of computers and technology equipment is now of no use. However, even if DES cannot see how crucial technology is in the processes of teaching and learning and living, the staff of the school can. They have recently been watching Johnny Chung Lee at http://johnnylee.net. Where he has developed interesting ideas around affordable whiteboard technology using a wiimote ( the remote control for the Nintendo Wii). Inver National School have developed their own €50 whiteboard so as to enable their students to engage with technology as easily as other students all over the world who have fair access to technology. This area of our web site will be devoted to sharing our learning with other schools whose funding has been as abysmal as ours and who wish to learn how to make their own wiimote whiteboards.

The discussion will be under six main headings:
The main ingredients, where to locate them and their prices.
Blue-tooth connection
The interactive ‘pen’
Locating the wiimote
Locating Johnny Lee’s calibration software
Getting going

1 Comments:

  • At January 3, 2009 at 2:52 PM , Anonymous Alfredo Camargo said...

    I came across your page since I have been researching on the topic. I made my own torchpen and to calibrate the screen I use the software at this website http://www.boonjin.com/wp/ which has a lot more functions than Chung Li's.
    In addition, there are other links to get pens for as high as 20 dollars.
    I hope this helps you with your project.

     

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