We wanted to create something fun with technologies we hadn't used before so we decided to make a VR game using an Oculus Rift and a Thalmic Myo. However, due to not being able to find an Oculus Rift or a Thalmic Myo, we decided to use stick an Arduino to a glove and create our own game controller.
What it does
Airduino Hockey is a VR air hockey game controlled with hand movements.
How we built it
We built a custom motion controller for the game since we couldn't get a Myo or a Leap Motion. We built it using an Arduino and a SparkFun 6 Degrees of Freedom Breakout - LSM303C.
We used Blender to create the models, Gimp for image editing and Unity to put it all together.
Challenges we ran into
- Building the hardware part since we didn't have previous Arduino experience and we weren't expecting to have to do it.
- Using magnetometer data correctly in order to move the arm inside the game.
- We didn't have much Unity experience, so that was a challenge as well.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Making the Arduino part work, learning about hacking hardware.
- Learning how to make 3D models.
- Learning how to use Unity.
What we learned
- How to use an Arduino and transfer the data we read to Unity.
- 3D modelling with Blender.
What's next for Airduino Hockey
Trying it out with an Oculus!