foisi wrote:New version :
note that there are black pixels at the bottom and at the top of the panoramic image I used to make something displayable with the HMD so vertical FoV is not as it should be in the video.
I didn't paint the inside in black (or tape black paper) for the moment, I just rebuilt the box in a few hours today at lunch time and this evening just to try to prove people that the design is possible.
I took about 20 pictures when I was building the new box so I will be able to make some sort of tutorial if anyone is interested in making a similar HMD (I think it deserves a name, any suggestion ?) and I will release the printables very soon.
My mom who happened to be visiting me today tried the HMD when I just finished the new build and she said something that could be translated by "It's f***ing awesome !" ^^
The new weight is 512g (~50g less than the previous version, the PMMA lenses are heavier than the expanded PVC)
Wow! Really impressive stuff!
I seriously NEVER would have thought Fresnels would have provided an acceptable level of quality...but from the video I feel I may stand corrected.
Can you share (maybe I missed it?) exactly which fresnels you're using now (where to get em, etc.)? I may actually come out of diy-retirement to build one of these to compliment the Rift when it arrives.
Thanks and awesome work!