chebe: (Default)
DeepVR is this amazingly beautiful and serene underwater virtual reality that some very talented and extremely dedicated people have been working on for a while now. (It is seriously astounding, check it out if you can.) You are immersed in this other reality with the Rift, or now also the Vive. You navigate the world by controlled breathing. There isn't yet a popular controller to do this, so they have been trying various different configurations and learning from each iteration.

One such type of belt )



Finished belt outside
Photo by chebe



Apologies for the poor photos, I was so focused on finishing them that I forgot to get decent photographs. The rush was because the belts have flown off with the team to Tribeca, where they will surely be put through their paces. I look forward to finding out how they held up and what didn't work so well.
chebe: (StarryNight)
If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed that I have been playing with getting the maximum number of LEDs for the minimum amount of microcontroller that I can. Here's a short summary.

Pictures! Video! Text! )

I have to thank Rob for being very patient in answering all my questions. And also to note that although I'm using the Adafruit wearables, Rob has been using the LilyPad boards (including the Tiny!) with the SewIOs quite successfully. Yay for interoperability! And finally, that they don't have to be regular LEDs, you can connect anything you could normally. I think RGB pixels, and smile.
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