I ordered a pair of VR gloves on kick-starter about 2.5 years ago and I have still not received them. I wanted to make my own to see how hard it was, and it seemed like fun.
What it does
Tracks your fingers and palm's orientation in 3d space.
Challenges we ran into
Lack of proper resources, inadequate documentation.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Got it to work somewhat. With some more refinement, they should be fairly good. Also, we made a Donkey Kong game.
What we learned
While it was harder than I expected, I still feel that If 4 college students can make this much progress in under 36 hours with a lack of good resources and sleep, than the company I ordered my gloves from has no excuses.
What's next for VR Gloves
Make them more reliable, less bulky.