AH! I misinterpreted...
on 9/22/09 10:13 AM, Charles MacFadyen wrote:
> I believe you are correct that it's between the pen and the unit on the
> board. I do know that if you cover the light sensor (say, with a baseball
> cap), it fixes the problem (but of course creates a new one). I have a call
> in right now to Bill Disisto at mimio, who is the go-between with a company
> called SensorSwitch that supposedly has a work-around for the light sensor
> itself. I'll post again when I hear back from him.
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Lucie deLaBruere
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> That was the strange thing - we were using USB so I had ruled out
>> interference as a problem. Trying to introduce one variable at a time I
>> didn't even unpack the wireless.
>> Seems that the problem was the communicatin between the pen and the board.
>> But because I was using USB it didn't even occur to me that this would be
>> the problem.
>> We ended up putting a barrier between the board and the sensor and are now
>> able to use the the Mimio successfully in those rooms. The piece of
>> cardboard sticking up from the ceiling looks funny, but it helps. Someone
>> told me they threw a "hat" on the sensor when they use the mimio.
>> Oh well... all new technologies ... all new problems...I think the sharing
>> of tips and tricks to solve these is key to survival.
>> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> One solution to this is to use the Mimios via USB. Several of our folks
>>> purchased Mimio units for their classrooms and rearranged their desks so
>>> that their computers are no within 16 feet (USB max) of the Mimio unit. I
>>> have always figured a wired connection to be more reliable than wireless
>>> anyway, plus why spend the extra $$$ on wireless if it is not necessary.
>>> on 9/22/09 8:48 AM, Lucie deLaBruere wrote:
>>>> heads up.
>>>> Probably some of you know this already, but after some extensive
>>>> troubleshooting about why our Mimios worked well in some classrooms and
>>>> in others, we discovered it was interference from the "new" sensors that
>>>> turn lights on and off. When I talked to the tech department at Mimio
>>>> said this is a KNOWN problem and showed me a test on the Mimio Software
>>>> checks for infared and ultrasound interference.
>>>> Just passing that on in case some of you have MIMIOS.
>>>> Basically the "mouse" part of the mimio worked okay, but the "pen"
>>>> like it was writing a dotted line.
>>>> Hope that saves someone out there some 'gray hairs".
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