We wanted to take the virtual world and expand the capabilities of it using with what we learned from previous hackathons and the hardware that was available
What it does
For this project, an Oculus headset is hooked up to the Leap Motion sensor (which shows the users hands in the VR) to provide a interactive virtual reality in which the user experiences a 3D-interactive-world. This includes heat, cold, and vibration feedback from the virtual reality suit.
How I built it
We wired the feedback sensors to the Intel Galileo which is sent UDP packets from a router to determine when they go off. The leap motion is attached to the Oculus providing an interactive world where you can use your hands.
Challenges I ran into
Setting up the Oculus and leap motion took upwards of 8 to 10 hours because it requires such a specific driver and hardware set. Another challenge was attempting to hook up all the additional hardware to the Intel Galileo as it put too much of a load on it.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Setting up and following through on such a difficult hardware project. Despite all the huge obstacles that came our way, we powered through, didn't lose hope, and didn't stray away from our initial idea because of the difficulty.
What I learned
There is no support for Oculus. We also learned how to bring together so many different pieces of hardware into one integrated system.
What's next for Holodeck
Both hands, and full body suit with sensors. Upgraded drivers for Oculus and leap motion. More levels. Interactions over WiFi with other people around the world (social meetups)