iiBOARD - Development of a Low-Cost Interactive Whiteboard using the Wiimote Controller

Marco Silva, Luís Paulo Reis, Armando Sousa, Brígida Mónica Faria, A. Pedro Costa

Abstract

Interactive whiteboards are gaining importance in our society, both at a business level and, especially, at an educational level. However, the products offered by the major manufacturers have a major barrier to their acquisition: very high prices. There is an urgent need to use new technologies in order to provide solutions that present the same performance levels than typical interactive whiteboards, but with a significantly reduced cost. Throughout this paper the steps taken for the development of an innovative low-cost interactive whiteboard are described. The proposed system is based on the Wii Remote command of the Nintendo Wii video-game console. This command, although very inexpensive has an infrared camera, and supports Bluetooth communication. The system control is based on a wireless device, based on infrared emitters, which supports most of the mouse events. A complete whiteboard application was also developed using Borland Delphi for Windows. This application may be used with either one or two Wiimotes and has a very simple and efficient calibration method. The application also includes viewing capabilities of some of the Wiimote characteristics, as well as a flexible Notebook to increase its range of possible uses. The results obtained through a survey conducted to a small set of whiteboard users were very positive indicators about the acceptance of the inexpensive solution proposed.

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Silva M., Reis L., Sousa A., Faria B. and Costa A. (2009). iiBOARD - Development of a Low-Cost Interactive Whiteboard using the Wiimote Controller . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-67-8, pages 337-344. DOI: 10.5220/0001806603370344


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp09,
author={Marco Silva and Luís Paulo Reis and Armando Sousa and Brígida Mónica Faria and A. Pedro Costa},
title={iiBOARD - Development of a Low-Cost Interactive Whiteboard using the Wiimote Controller },
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={337-344},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001806603370344},
isbn={978-989-8111-67-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009)
TI - iiBOARD - Development of a Low-Cost Interactive Whiteboard using the Wiimote Controller
SN - 978-989-8111-67-8
AU - Silva M.
AU - Reis L.
AU - Sousa A.
AU - Faria B.
AU - Costa A.
PY - 2009
SP - 337
EP - 344
DO - 10.5220/0001806603370344