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 My DIY Dual iPhone HMD 
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One Eyed Hopeful

Joined: Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:14 pm
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Hey MTBS3D! I'm relatively new here, but I finally got a workingish version of a iPhone HMD! It uses two iPhones : A iPhone 6 as the display, and a iPhone 4 as the tracking unit.




For my software I used FreePIE to turn the iPhone 4's gyro into mouse movement, Kinoni Remote Desktop on both the iPhone 6 and my PC, and Virtual Router Plus(I thought it had a better connection since it didn't have to go through a router) as well as Tri-Def in order to play games, though they had to be in borderless windows to actually play. It runs well, a little lag and some latency, but it impressed my how well it preformed! If anyone is interested, I can try and put up a demo video.


I know it seems stupid to use two phones, but right now it seems to be the only way to go since we don't have an android :D , though hopefully a background manager will come out soon on Cydia. I'm hopefully going to try and get it to work to emulate trackIR/FreeTrack/Hydra so I can get it running with Minecrift and Warthunder, but I've never really coded before. :lol: I'd also like to thank the forms as a entirety. If I wouldn't of stumbled here, I would've never thought of building this!

Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:49 pm
3D Angel Eyes (Moderator)
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Very cool and welcome to the forum!

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:54 pm
Cross Eyed!

Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:43 am
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Do you get drift over time, i.e. do you end up looking at the ceiling/floor after extensive playtime? Have you experimented with other streamers? On motion controls, if you grab a wiimote and GlovePIE or FreePIE you will have a powerful tool in your hands to experiment :)

Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:09 am
One Eyed Hopeful

Joined: Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:14 pm
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Sorry for such a late response, I haven't had time to really write out a reply. There is some drift, mainly due to the iPhone emulating a mouse. I haven't gotten TrackIR working with it yet so I can't tell you much whether it drifts or not in that aspect. So far I've tried 3 different streamers: Kinoni Remote Desktop, Splashtop, and Twomonusb, out of which Kinoni is the most responsive. The other main thing with all these streamers is their framerate, which usually caps out at about 30fps for me. It's tolerable, but it would be great if they could increase it. I did try to get limelight working, but I don't have a compatible video card as of now (Nvidia GT750m), though I feel like I'd get increased framerates and response time if it was compatible. I've gotten a wireless ps3 controller to work and it is amazing to be able to swivel around without being attached to a keyboard! :D

EDIT: I Finally was able to get trackIR set up and made a YouTube video of it in action!

Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:32 am
One Eyed Hopeful

Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:42 am
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Hi, do you remember what configuration you used? I am unable to get vireio working with word thunder


Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:03 am
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