DIY VR walking system

Discussion of tools and products that add VR physicality. Samples include VR treadmills, special hand controllers, gesture technology and more.
Post Reply
Tova
One Eyed Hopeful
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:14 am

DIY VR walking system

Post by Tova »

Hi all,
My name is Tova and I homemade my personal VR walking system because I can't wait for omni or virtualizer and because I love made things myself.
I used allumninum profiles.
You can jump, sit and turn around.
I used kinects xbox360 for detect the positions and movement and wiimote for controller.
I used it with oculus DK2.
it's first prototype and need some adjustment but It works well.
I am waiting for your comment .... :)

Tova
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

hendrickxn
One Eyed Hopeful
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:26 am

Re: DIY VR walking system

Post by hendrickxn »

Van you post a video of your setup working :p

User avatar
mickman
Binocular Vision CONFIRMED!
Posts: 279
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:07 pm
Which stereoscopic 3D solution do you primarily use?: Head Mounted Display (HMD)
Location: London
Contact:

Re: DIY VR walking system

Post by mickman »

Nice work... looks very professional.

Is the base a flat ground plane ?
Image Image

My Mind is screaming like a Zen Master dreaming .....

Tova
One Eyed Hopeful
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:14 am

Re: DIY VR walking system

Post by Tova »

hendrickxn wrote:Van you post a video of your setup working :p
When I have some time I will make some video and I will post.
Thanks
Tova

Tova
One Eyed Hopeful
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:14 am

Re: DIY VR walking system

Post by Tova »

mickman wrote:Nice work... looks very professional.

Is the base a flat ground plane ?
Thanks !
Yes, the base is a flat woodden plane with a slippery surface. I use silicon oil on it to have more slipper surface.

davi2686
One Eyed Hopeful
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:31 pm

Re: DIY VR walking system

Post by davi2686 »

thats REALLY impressive, can't wait for the video, but im really curious when you said about silicon oil, maybe it is a dumb question but the oil dont dirty your feets?

thx

RVR
One Eyed Hopeful
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:06 am

Re: DIY VR walking system

Post by RVR »

Really nice job Tova, congratulations!!

Crouch and jump is not an issue but I think everyone stuck at WASD functions of feet movements without Kinect or Wii* ( *which is not very effective )

Keep it up the great work!

konstantin_lozev
Cross Eyed!
Posts: 192
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:43 am

Re: DIY VR walking system

Post by konstantin_lozev »

RVR wrote:Really nice job Tova, congratulations!!

Crouch and jump is not an issue but I think everyone stuck at WASD functions of feet movements without Kinect or Wii* ( *which is not very effective )

Keep it up the great work!
The wiimote on its own will never be effective for positional tracking which you need for proper WASD, because you rely only on IMUs. However, when combined with a ceiling velcro-mounted phone and Freetrack, it does provide a good alternative. I put together such a solution for a couple of hours last weekend. I still need to calibrate the walking trigger, but you get the idea. Note that this is a very early stage and rather a proof of concept.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qi7BR1owiQ

Tova
One Eyed Hopeful
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:14 am

Re: DIY VR walking system

Post by Tova »

Hi All,
a little video.:

http://youtu.be/tVdiI-DdbqY

ciao Tova

Post Reply

Return to “Physical VR Tools”