I have to admit that there is not too much to do at hardware level because there are few pieces and they do their duty better than correctly. Maybe a screen with better resolution or a more expensive gyroscope would be worth, but at this moment I only have a very early prototype and there is no room for comparisons. Once I have time enough to test it deeper, I will publish the results and conclusions here, if there is room for improvement.
For me, Software is the key for this project to work. In a more specific way I would say that in fact, 3D software renderer configuration is the most important thing. I will publish the best configurations I find in the next articles.
Ok, so let´s start! The initial components bought for testing are very similar to Ahmet´s ones. The only difference is that I will try to combine different setups of cases and lenses.
- Arduino Mini Pro
- GY-85 9DOF IMU
- USB to TTL Converter
- 5.6” 1280×800 LCD Display
- 12V DC Power Adapter for the screen ( Recommended 3A, but testing with a 2A power source it is also working. Internal positive polarity on plug )
- 2x (50mm 5x Aspheric Lenses)
- Cardboard box (Early prototype) Based on the Nova from Instructables
- 3D-Printed ABS case
- Modded VR Googles for Smartphones (containing own lenses)
- Ellastic bands to attach it to the head and foam for border padding
- Hot silicone