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oculus rift and phobias

Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 11:05
by DBS
For all the guys here using FPV Goggles...

What happens when a kid who is deathly afraid of roller coasters goes for a virtual ride....

Hilarity ensues...

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Re: oculus rift and phobias

Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 12:26
by Schlauncha
I've been thinking for a while that those look like what I want for FPV goggles. I mean, if it costs $250+ for Fat Shark goggles that are standard-def and 2D, and don't have much application past R/C FPV stuff, whereas the Oculus Rift is HD and can do 3D, and has all these capabilities with a PC, it seems like buying a 4wd truck versus a 2wd truck. Hey, a 2wd is cheaper and lighter and if that's all you need it for, then sure, but in my opinion if you're spending the money anyways, spend a little more to get something which then has a much wider range of capabilities. If that analogy makes sense?

They sell a 3D FPV camera on ReadyMadeRC, ... ts_id=1572" onclick=";return false;

Although the price of an Oculus Rift plus the 3D camera, plus probably a huge pain to get that 3D video processed through a computer and turned from interleaved frames into two video channels of right and left for the Oculus Rift, this would be a massive undertaking for a project. I think I'll put that one way down on the list. And it is a very long list. Let's put it this way, I think in the big picture, my "list of things to do" gets items added to it at a rate faster than I finish items and take them off the list. At least I won't ever have to worry about sitting around bored with nothing to do.

Re: oculus rift and phobias

Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 14:13
by garrock
The Oculus is very cool and all but probably won't be of much value to the FPV Flyers crowd for a while. Other HD headset glasses will be coming available by the end of the year.

But as fast as technology is progressing... who knows.