[plug] anyone experimenting with Arduino? mpu-6050? headtracking?

wolfbite wolfbite.aus at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 16:04:33 AWST 2016

head tracking:
to track head movements and translate into games (ie:mouse look, headlook)
(instead of using a mouse or joystick, slight head movements translate 
your view on screen, without changing your direction)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpO1Wty3F3I  racing driver jump to 0:36

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrXOXvsgQzg jump to 10:47

this is headtracking using your smart phone (this is what got me hooked :)
it worked (but with 1 out of 3 phones)
but headphones & smartphone made it too heavy for long periods (and i 
looked like a telly tubby :)
Image result for telly tubby

plus always better to learn while working on something you want :)

maybe i'llcheck out the shields later
but I know this already works  (like building a car, it works, but noone 
tells you how to make the shell)

well, I thought I throw a line in and see how the fish are swimming :)


On 30/12/16 15:42, Darth Vader wrote:
> Hi,
> Not sure what your end goal is, as I don't know how you'd play games 
> on an Arduino. .
> An old joystick is pretty simple, it's just a couple of pots and 
> switches.
> Connecting it as a USB device would not be so easy without a USB host 
> shield. These are sold at jaycar for about $40 or on ebay for a 
> fraction of that.
> I didn't know the usb host shield existed until a minute ago.. It may 
> be what you are looking for..
> Regards Garry
> On 30 Dec 2016 14:43, "wolfbite" <wolfbite.aus at gmail.com 
> <mailto:wolfbite.aus at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I got a Altronics Ardrino starter kit for xmas :)
>     Hardware seams straight forward (although the small breadboard
>     seemed unreliable)
>     soldered up the mpu-6050 to wires, connected to arduino, ran ide,
>     "IT'S ALIVE :)
>     ran the processing teapot sketch, little plane worked (once the
>     drift settled down)
>     works in both linux & windows
>     now the hard part
>     getting it to be reconized in games.
>     been going gaga searching/try stuff on the net, finding, trying,
>     not seeing the data
>     not sure if its because data not being presented properly (but
>     expect it to be part the blame)
>     but really havent worked out what I need todo next.
>     some how set it as a keyboard? mouse? joystick?
>     most of the examples I found get to the testing via ide/processing
>     I need the last bit (but too new and feeling dumber every minute :)
>     Any help appreciated
>     regards
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