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Oculus Rift opened preorders of VR of helmets

2 years, 11 months ago
For all hi, we decided to open the corporate blog VRDevice from remarkable news:
The Oculus Rift company which is engaged in development of a helmet of virtual reality at last opened a possibility of the preorder of the first consumer versions of the devices.



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As we made analog of Oculus Rift

2 years, 11 months ago
2015 was pretty rough in respect of events and announcements of devices of virtual and augmented reality from large producers, such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony of PS4, Microsoft Holo Lens, etc.
Expecting rough interest in this area, at the end of 2014 me it was decided to begin to investigate this direction.
As a result, within a year to us, small command without external support and financing, one of the first succeeded to develop a solution which allows to start applications and games for Oculus Rift DK2 together with the latests version of Oculus Runtime.



But at first we will talk a little about sad things …

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Sight for the robot on Raspberry Pi: card of depths

2 years, 12 months ago
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Now all dronostroitelstvo technologies actively become cheaper. Except one: receipt of the card of surrounding space. There are two extremes: or expensive lidars (thousands of dollars) and optical solutions for map development of depths (it is a lot of hundreds of dollars), or absolutely cheap solutions like ultrasonic range finders.
Therefore there was an idea based on inexpensive Raspberry Pi with one camera to make a solution which will appear in the empty niche and will allow to receive the card of depths "for cheap". And to make it in a simple language of programming like Python that it was available to beginners to experiments. Actually, I also wanted to tell about the results. The turned-out scripts with examples of photos can be started also on a desktop.

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VRD catches up with Oculus Rift DK2

3 years ago
On November 13, Friday, 22 hours and all normal people have already a rest at home … Nikolay still at office, does the next attempt of change in the program, compiles, fills in a firmware in the controller and, about a miracle, Runtime 0.8 at last recognized VRD helmet as Oculus Rift DK2. We right there convulsively try to start an official demo-application and we understand that at last everything works. To be recognized fairly, for us it was the difficult and stretched on time task, but we coped with it. The payment of sensors is completely compatible to almost all Oculus Rift DK2 applications now and works up to the latests version of Runtime.
Demo from Epic Games:


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3D camera 360 Nokia OZO: delight or disappointment? Personal impressions of the main intrigue of Nokia

3 years, 1 month ago
Not so long ago the Nokia company announced the new key direction of the activity, having relied on virtual reality. More precisely — on the camera for record of stereo-video 360 Nokia Ozo:

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The official and only teaser promised an intrigue, showing one side of the camera, another and reporting that "there will be something improbable".

In August the closed presentation of the camera where a child of Nokia it was shown to the companies pioneers in the field of VR — Jaunt Studios, Out of the Blue Entertainment, etc. was held. Follows from the press release that the camera caused big delight, and its output is planned for fall of 2015.

Last week, being on grandiose Finnish Slush! in Helsinki, I did not miss an opportunity to get acquainted with the device closer … about the impressions and I will tell below.

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Огромные трехмерные дисплеи от TriLite Technologies позволят просматривать объемные изображения без 3D-очков

3 years, 2 months ago
Приветствуем наших читателей на страницах блога iCover. Уже совсем скоро наша реальность может дополниться еще одним изобретением, прочно ассоциирующимся в воображении с футуристической трилогией ”Назад в будущее”. О разработке объединенной команды TriLite Technologies и специалистов Венского Технологического Университета и краткой истории ее создания мы расскажем в этой статье.


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Light.co announced the first multiaperture camera

3 years, 2 months ago
Wonderfully this news passed by Habr (Giktayms?): the other day the American startup of light.co, already more than a year promising to make revolution in the photo announced the first product: multiaperture Light L16 camera.

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Russian helmet of virtual reality of VRD

3 years, 3 months ago
There passed about 7 months from the moment of the publication of my articles about the first versions of a helmet of virtual reality of VRD, at that time it was the prototype. Since then much water has flowed under the bridges, and the prototype grew in the first beta of the self-contained unit which can already be used, for example in the games Oculus DK1 and not only. Besides, a helmet can be collected most now!

So, first beta of a helmet of VRD and VRD plus:



Further it is detailed about technical characteristics, cost and as it can be used.

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Self-made inertial tracker for 3-D points and not only

3 years, 3 months ago
Throughout the previous article.

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Collected a tracker from the following component parts:
GY-85 sensor (3 gyroscopes, 3 accelerometers, 3 magnetometers);
— payments of Arduino Nano V3.0 (ATmega328P microcontroller, CH340G port)

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60 minutes in tomorrow: "The international experience of creation of holograms – whether should be recovered dead celebrities?"

3 years, 3 months ago
Hi, Giktayms!

We live in surprising time. The new Horizons plow open spaces of solar system, robotic cars ride on the ground, and musical labels already do not need even living actors to earn money and to issue to listeners a product – musical or visual. And if with the first everything is clear: old records, draft copies of legendary musicians and materials just unpublished in due time can work addressed to contractors still very long time, we will try to deal with a visual component. To whom why and in what type it was required to substitute itself on a scene for a holographic projection and whether is at this art form of perspective in musical?

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