Smoothboard: A smart alternative

Roberton, Garry and Morton, Scott (2011) Smoothboard: A smart alternative. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education in New Zealand (CITRENZ): Incorporating the 24th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. Computing and Information Technology Research and Education in New Zealand, pp. 364-365.

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Transforming any surface into a user-friendly interactive whiteboard is usually associated with the purchase of expensive technology. Smoothboard is an inexpensive alternative that was first promoted at a T.E.D. [Technology, Entertainment, Design] conference on YouTube by researcher Johnny Lee in April 2008. Johnny Lee’s demonstration of Wii Remote hacks; bending the low-cost game piece to power an interactive whiteboard, or a multi-touch surface, was an instant hit with viewers. The Smoothboard software, when combined with the Wiimote, enables users to interact with their computer directly either at the screen, or away from the screen on almost any surface. This poster presents the Wintec School of IT adaptation and promotion of this affordable technology.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 5-8 July, 2011, in Rotorua, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:Smoothboard, Blue Tooth, Wiimote, Interactive Whiteboard
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Schools > School of Information Technology
ID Code:1250
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Deposited On:21 Sep 2011 22:45
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 05:12

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