James McLain

Santa Monica, California, US

James's Skills
Product Management

About James

I am a former math teach, a web programmer, and a bit of an inventor. I started a business called Whalebone IR and Software about 3 years ago now. Our first product is an Interactive Whiteboard system, based on the technology found in a Wii Remote control, and home made, currently, IR pens. For those of you that don't know what an interactive whiteboard system is, it is a system that basically gives any presenter of information a computer mouse on a wall. They can draw and interact with software. For more go to whaleboneir.com.

I have sold hundreds of IR pens, and IR sources for this system, but I would really like to get a professionally engineered pen designed, and make in a batch of 500 to 1000. That of course takes money. Money that I don't have. I am also interested in getting involved in anything that is education related. I keep my ear very close to the ground in this area. Android tablets or ipods in classrooms, USB microscopes, schools in virtual worlds online, maker spaces and 3D printers or laser cutters in schools. I am interesting in all of these things. I want my company to become THE brand name in "classroom of the future". My background? I have a BA in theater, and an AAS in electronics. I have been passionate about computers and technology since I was 11. I can program in Java, JavaScipt, HTML5, CSS, PHP, Delphi, C++, C, Processing and a little perl, and I can program microcontrollers, such as Arduino. And finally, I am learning some important web frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, and Moodle. I can also design simple circuits, and mod commercial devices into other more useful forms. I also have to say that I have excellent communication skills. I am a tutor of English language arts, math, science, and computer programming. If some skill deficient is holding back your business, then perhaps how I can help you is by teaching you that skill.