Am I mistaken or is it only necessary to buy the Wii remote control ($35), some LEDs, bluetooth card, and batteries if one already has a projector? (Many of the schools I visit do.) -------------- Original message ---------------------- From: "James P. Kinney III" <jkinney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 18:06:53 +0000The $5k is my memory of a price I got from a Prometheun rep at GaETC. On Wed, 2007-12-26 at 12:39 -0500, Daniel Howard wrote: > I'll take that challenge! I've already proposed to Atlanta Public > Schools and my daughter's principal and the teacher technology committee > there to do just that. We were planning to buy a few projectors anyway, > and all teachers now have laptops, so it seems ripe for a test. "Wiil" > keep the group posted. > > Actually, just to be clear, a quick search of pricing seems to indicate > that in quantity you can get interactive white boards for $1100 to $1500 > (latter includes Promethean's ActivStudio software, e.g.). Since you > need a good projector for the Wii solution as well, from where did the > $5000 number originate? > > Since a Linux version has yet to be developed, I wonder how much we'd > have to pay a student or consultant to develop one quickly? If the > board really is $5000, seems like for that price we could get a Linux > version done for us. > > Best, > Daniel > > > Yishay Mor wrote: > > so here's a new year challenge: install one in your local school and > > post a video on YouTube! > > > > On 26/12/2007, *James P. Kinney III* < jkinney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > <mailto:jkinney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote: > > > > On Wed, 2007-12-26 at 12:05 +0000, Yishay Mor wrote: > > > Have a look at Johnny Lee's stuff. Pure genius: > > > http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/ > > > > > > > I imagine Prometheum is quaking in their gold-plated boots over this. > > For the $5000 price of one Prometheum board, schools can get 7 complete > > Wiimote boards with the XGA projector. > > -- > > James P. Kinney III > > CEO & Director of Engineering > > Local Net Solutions,LLC > > 770-493-8244 > > http://www.localnetsolutions.com > > > > GPG ID: 829C6CA7 James P. Kinney III (M.S. Physics) > > <jkinney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jkinney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> > > Fingerprint = 3C9E 6366 54FC A3FE BA4D 0659 6190 ADC3 829C 6CA7 > > > > > > > > > > -- > > ___________________________ > > Yishay Mor, Researcher, London Knowledge Lab > > http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/mor.html > > http://yishaym.wordpress.com > > https://www.linkedin.com/in/yishaymor > > http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=yishaym%40gmail.com > > +44-20-78378888 x5737 > > > -- > Daniel Howard > President and CEO > Georgia Open Source Education Foundation > -- James P. Kinney III CEO & Director of Engineering Local Net Solutions,LLC 770-493-8244 http://www.localnetsolutions.com GPG ID: 829C6CA7 James P. Kinney III (M.S. Physics) <jkinney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Fingerprint = 3C9E 6366 54FC A3FE BA4D 0659 6190 ADC3 829C 6CA7
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