promethean board

My county just finished our new high school and we got the promeathean board and i really want to make a small device to interfaced them and screw with the board...i could put a touch screen on it and just use a pen and add bluetooth...promeathean accualy has a small board to let the teachers and students use and it has a software to install on to computer its connected to. im preety sure it is possable but i just need help i can buy a small touchscreen and i have a board in mind that runs off of a AMD geode prosseser and i also need to hook a battery to it Thanks for the help

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The promethean boards are actually just a big touchpad, like on a laptop. So basically it is a mouse you can project on. All you have to do is plug in a wireless mouse. That way you can write as well. If you hide the mouse good enough you'll get away with it. just remember:


hvac2010 (author)  gimmelotsarobots9 years ago
OK.. I know that would work and probably fool the teachers for a while...but i just got a copy of the Activboards software and drivers... so technically couldent i just connect to the board with my laptops wireless or bluetooth???
Can you get away with bringing a laptop to school or are you at a tech school? Also, does the board have bluetooth?
hvac2010 (author)  gimmelotsarobots9 years ago
well i cant really bring a laptop...i can but that would be really obvieous... i was still thinking about building a small computer.....and the board dose have bluetooth......
If they're anything like our ones you can use a Sony Ericsson phone to interface with them Via bluetooth and control the movements, I did this a lot in I.T.
Rockerx9 years ago
I think I know what your talking about. Here it's called an Interwrite board. What exactly do you want to do with the touch screen or how would it be used?
hvac2010 (author)  Rockerx9 years ago
well mostly 4 messin with the teacher...but what i was thinkin that i could just use the touch screen to write on like the teach write on the big board.
Sounds fun! that would be great for April Fool's day. The only hard part would be getting the two to sync together. I dont think the main board the teacher uses was meant to be able to do that. You might have to go another route and sync it with the computer. Though you would have to do that manually to override her board. Good luck though, the forums are a good place to find out what you need to do it!