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

wolfbite wolfbite.aus at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 23:58:00 AWST 2017

going the usb way, as I already have a cable running from headphones anyway.
will be trying minimal on head, to ardino base on desk (hardware already 
done & working, software spinning my head for now :)
I have multiple ways to resolve the usb issue but I want to just work 
with what I got in the kit.
already cracked the arduino uno r3 usb hardware issue (must be 
atmega16u2, can now switch from hid device or not)

can say I have ANOTHER interest now :) but does feel like i'm a biplane 
pilot now learning to fly a jet (more shit to learn haha :)
speaking of which I'm also making some ghetto flight pedals (not pretty 
but almost working :)

On 30-Dec-16 17:13, Bernd Felsche wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:04:33 wolfbite wrote:
>> 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)
> Emulating Blutooth devices would be more convenient in use than USB.
> Protocols may be more tedious to establish but ought to be of major
> benefit in mobility and portability. Small BLE interfaces cost $10,
> hooked onto a $10 mini Arduino, IMU breakout and a small battery.
> Fits into "headband" without too many lumps. You'd need
> "spectacles" to detect iris movement (tiny, "low res" cameras with
> IR filters) but that's outside the spec.
> Instead of putting all the smarts into e.g. a headband, just collect
> the data and stream it from the wearable to a unit that'd plugged
> into a USB port of the machine that you're controlling. The USB
> "dongle" can be ARM-full enough to perform all the necessary
> mathematics (transformations) quickly enough. The link to the
> wearable part can then be any available RF with sufficient
> bandwidth.
> Arduinos can emulate USB keyboard, mouse, etc; make sure you get one
> with a microcontroller running a USB port; not an FTDI/emulator.
> People use them to add custom materials handling to CNC machine
> tools; interfacing as "USB keyboard" to start the next machine cycle.

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