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HalfAsleep
02-18-2004, 11:17 AM
Thanks to Toad I was inspired to make my own trackhat.

I bought a wooden ball, and a bit of reflective tape, any kind will do really, mine was the kind you buy to put on your kids' clothes.

Then I glued it onto a cap.

There are 2 great advantages.

1. The tracking surface of the ball is large, and round, so no matter how much I turn, TrackIR always sees a round circle the same size. This makes for perfect and steady tracking without glitches from when those dots don't work since they are flat and small.

2. Since the ball is on the brim of the cap, I can move the head very little and still get the ball to travel quite a distance. This means that the sensitivity and deadzone of the TrackIR can be tweaked to a great extent making for that perfect "natural" feeling.

Again Toad: Thanx alot!! This hat makes my day online, and TrackIR has gotten even better!!

HalfAsleep


Oooh...forgot the pictures!!! Here they are...


http://home.chello.no/~damoose/L1010015.jpg
http://home.chello.no/~damoose/L1010016.jpg

[This message was edited by HalfAsleep on Wed February 18 2004 at 10:25 AM.]

[This message was edited by HalfAsleep on Wed February 18 2004 at 10:27 AM.]

HalfAsleep
02-18-2004, 11:17 AM
Thanks to Toad I was inspired to make my own trackhat.

I bought a wooden ball, and a bit of reflective tape, any kind will do really, mine was the kind you buy to put on your kids' clothes.

Then I glued it onto a cap.

There are 2 great advantages.

1. The tracking surface of the ball is large, and round, so no matter how much I turn, TrackIR always sees a round circle the same size. This makes for perfect and steady tracking without glitches from when those dots don't work since they are flat and small.

2. Since the ball is on the brim of the cap, I can move the head very little and still get the ball to travel quite a distance. This means that the sensitivity and deadzone of the TrackIR can be tweaked to a great extent making for that perfect "natural" feeling.

Again Toad: Thanx alot!! This hat makes my day online, and TrackIR has gotten even better!!

HalfAsleep


Oooh...forgot the pictures!!! Here they are...


http://home.chello.no/~damoose/L1010015.jpg
http://home.chello.no/~damoose/L1010016.jpg

[This message was edited by HalfAsleep on Wed February 18 2004 at 10:25 AM.]

[This message was edited by HalfAsleep on Wed February 18 2004 at 10:27 AM.]

T_O_A_D
02-18-2004, 11:52 AM
Your welcome M8!

I wonder how many others have actually made similular and not anounced it? Not that it matters, but am glad I have helped to improve your game.
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


You should copy this over to my thread. Just so when others look through it they will be more apt to give it a try instead of just hearing it from me and a couple others.

Have you checked your Private Topics recently? (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=ugtpc&s=400102)
131st_Toad's Squad link (http://www.geocities.com/vfw_131st/)
My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)
2.11 drivers (http://home.mchsi.com/~131st-vfw/NaturalPoint_trackIR_2_11.exe)
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madsarmy
02-18-2004, 11:54 AM
Uhumm!
Done the same herehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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BM357_TinMan
02-18-2004, 12:42 PM
S~ all,

I actually use an "active dot" (a small infared light attached to my microphone), this works great.

I have never once experienced the track IR recievers "looseing" the dot.

You have to make sure to turn the infared emitters OFF in the track IR unit if you use an active dot though.

BM357_TinMan
xo BM357 VFG
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TheGozr
02-18-2004, 01:07 PM
I will soon http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

-GOZR
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Mave_FI
02-19-2004, 12:44 AM
Heh, read this post yesterday and got an idea... Wen't to local electronics-store and got me 1x Red LED, 1x IR-LED, 2x Resistor, 1 x Switch, 1x 2AA battery holder and some cable. Did some soldering and attached the result to my newly-born TrackHat...

I used to have reflecting dot attached to sunglass-frames but this is totally something different, a lot smoother, does not lose the "dot" at any time...

Reason for having red-led also is to be able to figure out easily if the device is on or not...

Paid 3,70 euros for the components. (+ the hat I had already...)

I'll post you some pics when I have time.

-Mave

txmx
02-19-2004, 01:30 AM
Man u must look stupid in that http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif lol Neat solution though. I'm gonna try the IR led thingy!

//F16_=txmx=

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P4 3GHz | ABIT IC7-G | 1GB DDR PC2700 | Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB | Philips 170S4 TFT
Windows XP Professional | DirectX 9.0b | Saitek X45 Hotas | CH Pedals | TrackIR

AtomicRunt
02-19-2004, 02:49 AM
LOL Yeah I was Inspired too...While waiting for my Tir2 to show up at the door I constructed this at work ....
http://www.execulink.com/~jesten/trj.jpg
http://www.execulink.com/~jesten/trj2.jpg

LMAO!!!

Salute!
AB AtomicRunt
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ptthome
02-19-2004, 03:47 AM
Cam2pan flashlight helmets are even cooler...

http://perso.club-internet.fr/ptthome/helmet.JPG

http://perso.club-internet.fr/ptthome/vulogo3.JPG

txmx
02-19-2004, 03:49 AM
bwahahaha this is getting worse http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

//F16_=txmx=

http://medlem.spray.se/txmx/f16_sig.jpg (http://www.f16vs.tk/)
P4 3GHz | ABIT IC7-G | 1GB DDR PC2700 | Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB | Philips 170S4 TFT
Windows XP Professional | DirectX 9.0b | Saitek X45 Hotas | CH Pedals | TrackIR

Mave_FI
02-19-2004, 04:08 AM
Ok, and now for the pics...
Just the thingy...
http://koti.welho.com/jahokas4/ActiveTIR/01_ActiveTIR.jpg
Just the thingy part2...
http://koti.welho.com/jahokas4/ActiveTIR/02_ActiveTIR.jpg
With led's turned on.
http://koti.welho.com/jahokas4/ActiveTIR/03_ActiveTIR_Leds_On.jpg
With led's turned on in dark room with nightshot.
http://koti.welho.com/jahokas4/ActiveTIR/04_ActiveTIR_NightVision_Leds_On.jpg
With led's turned on in dark room with nightshot part2. This is about the way TIR sees me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://koti.welho.com/jahokas4/ActiveTIR/05_ActiveTIR_NightVision_Leds_On.jpg

-Mave

Infol
02-19-2004, 04:36 AM
Can anybody tell me what is this TrackIR? How does it work? How to make one or where to buy it?

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txmx
02-19-2004, 04:51 AM
http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/index.html

Infrared tracking device that allows control of the views ingame with your head.

//F16_=txmx=

http://medlem.spray.se/txmx/f16_sig.jpg (http://www.f16vs.tk/)
P4 3GHz | ABIT IC7-G | 1GB DDR PC2700 | Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB | Philips 170S4 TFT
Windows XP Professional | DirectX 9.0b | Saitek X45 Hotas | CH Pedals | TrackIR

BM357_TinMan
02-19-2004, 05:03 AM
That is exactly what I was talking about Mave_FI, only I attached mine to my microphone, not a hat, but same difference

BM357_TinMan
xo BM357 VFG
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Willthisnamedo
02-19-2004, 05:49 AM
An IR reflective contact lens works brilliantly - Unfortunately I can't send you a picture, cos its made me go blind.

Lunix
02-19-2004, 09:10 AM
I have a monstrosity as well. All I can say is that it really makes a big difference.

http://members.shaw.ca/corn/il2sig2.jpg