View Single Post
Old Jun 29, 2008, 12:26 PM
zitron is offline
Find More Posts by zitron
Registered User
United States, OH, Columbus
Joined Apr 2007
194 Posts
Thanks!

No it won't drift because it senses the gravity vector, which should always point downward unless you are sitting in a centrifuge, or something fundamental in the universe goes wrong .

I've tested mounting it on my hat, works amazingly well ! The annoying thing is you must tilt you head down by 20-30 degrees if you want it to work like a regular head tracker. Other wise it wont sense any change in panning.

It's too windy for flight tests today, I made a video from my stupid robot thing:

Driving in the back yard with new head tracking system (3 min 28 sec)


Right now it's a bit twitchy because I limited the head turning angle so when I turn my head I can still see the screen. Should be even better if I had goggles!

Accelerometers are much cheaper than gyros, no drift and require less processing, perhaps this can be made into a much cheaper HT solution!

Cheers,
-Z-
zitron is offline Find More Posts by zitron
Last edited by zitron; Jun 29, 2008 at 05:07 PM.
Reply With Quote