I can’t say I’m a huge gamer. I do enjoy playing games though. But when it comes to innovative *HCI devices, I’m very enthusiastic. That’s how I got really curious about experience offered by Oculus Rift, a total new way to experience reality, in a virtual world.
Curiosity alone was not alone for me to buy a Rift though. So I postponed buying a Rift for some time.
I’m building and flying custom multicopters. I was using a monitor to display camera feed from my quadcopter. It is nowhere near as immersive as flying it with a video glass. So I realized I needed a video glass to fly it *FPV.
FPV glasses cost around 150-300 $ and the highest *FOV is only 40 degrees. Compare that with 110 degrees FOV of Oculus Rift and 300 $ price.
It would be plain stupid to invest in FPV glasses. So it was now clear that I needed a Rift. It could serve me as FPV glasses, Gaming Goggles and for all other cool things you can do with a Rift; like watching a 3D movie.
Maker’s Dilemma : Buy or Build?
As a maker, you’ve got two options to acquire a new gadget. You can just buy it, or you can build it from scratch!
It has been a month i guess since i’ve already done this integration.I was planning to develop some augmented reality projects with this combination.But i have been pretty busy with some other works.Because of that i decided to share the code itself open-source here.So it might help others rather than just staying in my archive of code snippets.
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Here is a photo of my homemade shields for arduino.
Upper-Left:Narduino2.0 – L298 Motor Driver Shield
Upper-Right: MIDI Controller with 3 LEDs for feedback
Lower-Left:Narduino1.0 -Same Functionality with Narduino2.0 except Veroboard.
Lower-Right: IR-Liqard – Data Monitoring Shield with IR receiver.
MIDI Controller Shield is the latest one i made.I used to play with FLStudio just for fun and i thought it would be fun to control pitch , modulator and volume controls with potentiometers. I used LoopBe1 and S2MIDI softwares to convert incoming serial data to a virtual midi port. I recorded a video demo. of the MIDI controller.I’ll upload it asap.
A few days ago optic sensor of my usb mouse broke down.But the mouse wheel was still working and i had an idea about the mouse wheel i remember that i could use mouse wheel in virtual dj while scratching turntables of the virtual dj.
Then i create this project for make this feature more realistic.You can see how to make your own homemade turntable from my instructables.com account.
There is the video demonstration of my homemade dj turntable: