Thanks a lot for this!
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Selling head tracking IR-LED setups (sales pitch)
I’m a flight sim enthusiast and have worked fairly hard the last year to get a small personal hobby-business off the ground which some of you may be interested in. Since high fidelity flight sims seem to becoming more common (where every button is functional and detail in the cockpit requires precision at all times), head tracking is growing in need/demand. I found myself discouraged from learning a sim or attempting to build one because of the time, research, tools and components it took to get one up and running. A point that most simmers come to in Falcon BMS or DCS is: Buy or build head tracking?. If you’re semi-casual, on a budget and need something to get introduced to more complex simulation, I’m here to provide a solution:
A simple IR-LED array that you can then attach to your hat/headphones or whatever configuration you desire to work with a modified webcam and FaceTrackNoIR or FreeTrack. My goal was to give the do-it-yourself crowd a leg up and help them get into head tracking with this device. If you’re interested in head tracking, and don’t have soldering tools, wire, IR-LEDs and resistors - we’ve got you covered. If you’re interested in a special build, power supply or some modification to the models I commonly sell, please communicate and let me know and we can work together to get something reasonable for your needs (AA batteries instead of AAA, wall plug type of design - whatever…I helped a guy get specifically measured distances between his LEDs so he could house the wire in a 3D printed device).
I’ve shipped a few tens of these, never had one returned or any complaints. Technical specifications, demo videos of it in action are all listed on our site and please let me know if you have any questions!
AAA battery pack