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Big Update : ESP6288, no more Gateway !

A project log for VR Tracker

An OpenSource 3D position tracking system compatible with all VR headsets to make VR an exceptionnal experience

Jules ThuillierJules Thuillier 01/27/2016 at 18:402 Comments

Hi !

Here is a big update for VR Tracker ! Now the Arduino-NRF24L01+ on every camera has been replaced with a WIFI chip, the ESP8266 (an ESP12E on NodeMCU board).

Why this choice ?

Well using Wifi allows to remove the gateway, you can access to your camera directly. Also the code can be updated wirelessly, which is very nice ! Moreover,, for future developments, it will allow a better flexibility.

Oh and BTW, the chip cost less than 4$ !

What is going to change ?

First we remove the Gateway. Therefore all calculations that used to happen in the Gateway must happen the PC / Smartphone. As we are going to use Unity to develop applications and games, we will have to include OpenCV in unity (which can be a bit tricky) and translate the code from python to C#.

Want a look at it ? Here you go :


How to plug it ? Here you go !


The code is coming soon, don't hesitate to ask for it ;)

Discussions

Jules Thuillier wrote 02/09/2016 at 02:53 point

Hi there ! I know about that 95$ asset, but I want it open source :) Therefore I am compiling EmguCV for Unity for free ;)

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mikele wrote 01/31/2016 at 00:41 point

Awesome! :-) Maybe you want to take a look at this OpenCV unity asset https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/21088

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