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Oct 19th 2017

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Skully - Part 2

Mixed Reality & Skully 2!
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Microsoft just released its "Fall Creator's Update" with support for "Mixed Reality" - We take a first-look at Acer's headset, then Megan Morrone tries her hand at soldering when we assemble Skully v2!

Let's show off Microsoft Mixed Reality!

Acer AH101-D8EY Windows Mixed Reality Headset (w/2 wireless controllers)

  • Same price as the Occulus Rift, but with better sensor tech & controllers
  • Uses what they call "World Scale" VR/MR - It's what the rest of the industry call "inside out" tracking - That means there's no external hardware that you have to install
  • Six degrees of freedom (Roll, Pitch, Yaw, forward/back, up/down, left/right)

Specs

  • 1.35lbs
  • 13 foot cable. (HDMI + USB 3.0)
  • Dual 2.89" HINGED 2880 x 1440 LCD displays (90Hz refresh) (1,440 x 1,440 per eye) (706ppi)
  • 100 degree Field of View * Proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer
  • Trackin Camera
  • Bluetooth Sync
  • Spatial Audio
  • Motion Controllers

Acer Aspire 7

  • 7th Gen Intel QUAD CORE i7-7700HQ * 8GB DDR4 (Expandable to 32GB)
  • 256GB Intel PCIe SSD * 15.6" 1920 x 1080 LCD
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • Gigabit Ethernet + 802.11ac
  • 1 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 2.0
  • HDMI * USB-C 3.1
  • 3230mAh LiPoly Battery (7 hours)
  • 5.29 lbs

The WS2812 Ring has 6 pads, we need three of them: GND, VCC, DIN

  • GND to Arduino GND
  • VCC to Arduino 5V
  • DIN to Arduino Digital Pin 3

16 LED WS2812 5050 LED Ring

Arduino Nano

STL and Code

Let's put it all together!

  1. LED ring is snapped onto LED shelf
  2. Arduino is glued into the base caddy
  3. LED shelf is screwed onto their mounting posts (2 screws)
  4. Skully is attached to Deck (3 screws)
  5. Deck is attached to base (2 screws)

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