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    Thanks to Toad I was inspired to make my own trackhat.

    I bought a wooden ball, and a bit of reflective tape, any kind will do really, mine was the kind you buy to put on your kids' clothes.

    Then I glued it onto a cap.

    There are 2 great advantages.

    1. The tracking surface of the ball is large, and round, so no matter how much I turn, TrackIR always sees a round circle the same size. This makes for perfect and steady tracking without glitches from when those dots don't work since they are flat and small.

    2. Since the ball is on the brim of the cap, I can move the head very little and still get the ball to travel quite a distance. This means that the sensitivity and deadzone of the TrackIR can be tweaked to a great extent making for that perfect "natural" feeling.

    Again Toad: Thanx alot!! This hat makes my day online, and TrackIR has gotten even better!!

    HalfAsleep


    Oooh...forgot the pictures!!! Here they are...





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    Thanks to Toad I was inspired to make my own trackhat.

    I bought a wooden ball, and a bit of reflective tape, any kind will do really, mine was the kind you buy to put on your kids' clothes.

    Then I glued it onto a cap.

    There are 2 great advantages.

    1. The tracking surface of the ball is large, and round, so no matter how much I turn, TrackIR always sees a round circle the same size. This makes for perfect and steady tracking without glitches from when those dots don't work since they are flat and small.

    2. Since the ball is on the brim of the cap, I can move the head very little and still get the ball to travel quite a distance. This means that the sensitivity and deadzone of the TrackIR can be tweaked to a great extent making for that perfect "natural" feeling.

    Again Toad: Thanx alot!! This hat makes my day online, and TrackIR has gotten even better!!

    HalfAsleep


    Oooh...forgot the pictures!!! Here they are...





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    Your welcome M8!

    I wonder how many others have actually made similular and not anounced it? Not that it matters, but am glad I have helped to improve your game.



    You should copy this over to my thread. Just so when others look through it they will be more apt to give it a try instead of just hearing it from me and a couple others.

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    Uhumm!
    Done the same here



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    S~ all,

    I actually use an "active dot" (a small infared light attached to my microphone), this works great.

    I have never once experienced the track IR recievers "looseing" the dot.

    You have to make sure to turn the infared emitters OFF in the track IR unit if you use an active dot though.

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    Heh, read this post yesterday and got an idea... Wen't to local electronics-store and got me 1x Red LED, 1x IR-LED, 2x Resistor, 1 x Switch, 1x 2AA battery holder and some cable. Did some soldering and attached the result to my newly-born TrackHat...

    I used to have reflecting dot attached to sunglass-frames but this is totally something different, a lot smoother, does not lose the "dot" at any time...

    Reason for having red-led also is to be able to figure out easily if the device is on or not...

    Paid 3,70 euros for the components. (+ the hat I had already...)

    I'll post you some pics when I have time.

    -Mave
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    Man u must look stupid in that lol Neat solution though. I'm gonna try the IR led thingy!

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    LOL Yeah I was Inspired too...While waiting for my Tir2 to show up at the door I constructed this at work ....



    LMAO!!!

    Salute!
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  10. #10
    Cam2pan flashlight helmets are even cooler...



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