Hi everyone, i'm Yoan (french sorry for my english)
I wanna share with you an idea i have found to create maybe an ultra thin ACTIVE omnidirectional treadmill and get your feedback, advises please.
A link that shows all the attempt before to create this kind of device : https://vrwiki.wikispaces.com/Locomotion+devices?responseToken=a6e1cdca45cf0c825389cdb0ef8b6d25
The Infinadeck is still the only one available today that could be a solution to simulate a virtual floor....
But it's definitely too big and far from affordable !
This technology seems under development but VR will need one day a "virtual floor" to move infinitely and freely in virtual environment...
Because VR passion me, i want to push it and try to find a solution to solve the problem of movement in virtual space.
That's why i wanna share my ideas.
My purpose was to find a way to make a FLAT surface that roll on itself in any direction, that could defile like a floor under a person in movement.
The idea use many mini ball bearing that cover our surface and the challenge was to make these marbles rolls in place, in harmony in the same direction, same speed.
And my solution to do it is to put under every marble a simple mini disk in rotation !
HOW A DISK IN ROTATION COULD MAKE A BALL ROLLS INFINITELY IN ANY DIRECTION ?
1 Imagine you have ball that u could keep in place in a way that allows it to roll in place.
2 Take a disk and place it under this ball ( in contact with this disk )
3 See what the ball does when the disk begin to rotate. The balls rolls on itself.
4 And to change the direction of the rolling ball u just have to move the disk under the balls to make it touch an other position on the disk ( degree ).
I explain myself
An immobile disk has 360° right.
Now if i rotate this disk each of these 360° become a unique moving direction that can take the ball.
So a disk in rotation have an infinity of moving direction and the ball can take this direction if we keep it place in a way that allows to rolls in place above the disk.
So this is the solution to make turn many ball in harmony in the same direction.
A simple disk in rotation !
What do u think of it guy ?
Questions, advices, comment are welcome, thanx a lot Yoan