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!

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