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Idea for modifying the oculus rift

khos85khos85 Posts: 196
Hiro Protagonist
edited August 2014 in General
I have an idea for modifying the oculus rift, what I notice for DK1 and DK2 is that when you put the headset on you cannot easily see where you keyboard or mouse is....

See an ideas I'm having, Image URL:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwZqye7G21hZRzRKREptX3Ffbm8/edit?usp=sharing

Check out the image / drawing above (lol, you can tell I did not spend much time on it, also not sure how to get it directly intothis post), but it details that just under each eye that there is a small cut away part, this cutaway get replaced with dark transparent plastic (like you see in car windows), then you could, when needed spy through those shaded holes to where your controls are.. then you can at least see where you hands need to go..

Thoughts?

Comments

  • volv88volv88 Posts: 76
    Brain Burst
    I personally don't like to see any light from outside and I can see it already around my nose when I look downwards. These cutaways would just increase this effect which is a no from me.
  • erickerick Posts: 125
    Brain Burst
    It's not really a new idea. The Chinese made ANTVR HMD had a "Glance Window". I wouldn't recommend getting one though.

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  • mtamta Posts: 317
    I'm thinking about covering the foam with leather material. The soft kind similar to my closed cup headphones. I can only find the adhesive stuff they use for covering desks which is a bit hard.
  • khos85khos85 Posts: 196
    Hiro Protagonist
    volv88 wrote:
    I personally don't like to see any light from outside and I can see it already around my nose when I look downwards. These cutaways would just increase this effect which is a no from me.

    It would be a edge about 3-5mm thick and about 2cm wide, made of a very dark shaded material, I do not think light would be a bother, it will help much with finding our keyboard... in fact the rift would need to be modified at all, this can be made as an addon... hm I might get to work on this straight away :) see if it works.
  • khos85khos85 Posts: 196
    Hiro Protagonist
    mta wrote:
    I'm thinking about covering the foam with leather material. The soft kind similar to my closed cup headphones. I can only find the adhesive stuff they use for covering desks which is a bit hard.

    Hm that chinese idea looks really cumbersome,
    Like I just wrote tot he other post my ideas would be a edge about 3-5mm thick and about 2cm wide, made of a very dark shaded material, I do not think light would be a bother and nothing would be needed to lift up or move out the way to see..
  • fudspongfudspong Posts: 382
    Brain Burst
    I thought about this and realised that a webcam pointed at your monitor was the best answer, see this thread:

    viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4126
  • LagahanLagahan Posts: 181
    fudspong wrote:
    I thought about this and realised that a webcam pointed at your monitor was the best answer, see this thread:
    viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4126

    I still think the "flipping the screen up like a visor" post on there is the best, mainly for dev work though, putting the rift on and off while swapping between code/level design is a major pain in the ass :P
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  • mrcrispmrcrisp Posts: 267
    Art3mis
    erick wrote:
    It's not really a new idea. The Chinese made ANTVR HMD had a "Glance Window". I wouldn't recommend getting one though.

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    I don't think it is very practical if it keeps opening and closing like that. :mrgreen:
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