Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by Jim » Tue May 24, 2005 8:50 am

I was thinking that everyone would be against a USB powered option, as that would require a cable, and we are now wireless, so that might be considered a step backwards. The battery option would be light weight to be sure. I will make some test units up for you all to look at in the near future.

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by t2maw » Tue May 24, 2005 10:50 am

I think a headset is a great idea as long as the headset isn't cheaply made. The best i've come across is the altec lansing light headset/mic. Another idea would be to make the ir segments detatchable so I can put them on my new headset when the mic or sound goes bad which often does considering the small wiring they have.

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by Kyril » Thu May 26, 2005 9:00 am

quote:Originally posted by NaturalPoint - Jim:
Hello:

Okay, so an Active LED clip that can be mounted on a hat or headset, but it would have a battery that would only last about 100 hours and you would have to remember to turn it off! Thoughts?Me likes

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by xenix » Thu May 26, 2005 9:35 am

First sry for my bad English.
I have mounted my Vector on my Headseat and now i can Perfekt look around. I got 2 x 21 Monitor (dualview in Games) I think its better work with thease solution because i can put my Trackir3pro on the Monitor and its in the same high now. Before i had much problems to find a place where i am in the same high.

bye the way ,Thx for the Mouseemulation support in the last driver

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by Slice » Tue May 31, 2005 5:50 pm

Yeah I stick mine onto my headphones sometimes I catch it if I lean back and put my hands behind my head to yawn or something so it's getting a bit battered now
Generally it works very well so I'd like something along those lines, a slimline, tough clip that can be put on a headset (that also copes with the various widths of head band there of course) would be cool.

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by Combathanger » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:35 am

I have modified my vector clip with some large aquarium tubing, cut into 3 lengths to match the original reflector size, and about � or the diameter, flatenned out somewhat, covered in reflective stuff (I got mine at the autoparts store).

You notice the clip has curved surfaces on the horozontal plane so that you get a nice smooth reflective action as you turn your head and the angle changes. This was NOT carried over to the verticle, which causes some issues as you look down (in particular since the unit is typically above your head). With the reflectified tubing, I now have curvature in the up down axis too....has reduced my 'lost head' issues 95%

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by xenix » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:39 am

Ok here is another way to use my Trackir, last i have an Idee to build me a H-Shifter for Lfs.
After long search i found the solution in my Trackir and its very very simple
I Took a long Metal Stick mount my Shifter from Momo Wheel on it put the trackir on the Top from my building Stick then i stuck a Dot on the Sfifter.Then you need a h- pattern or somesthing like this. After that all i download the Program Trackmapper from your side and config the Square / 6 fields (5 forward 1 backward).
Now i start Lfs an config the Squarefield Numbers to the gears 1-5 and the backward.
Its a little tricky and take a while for config and build but after some hour i have won some races with friend its a total another feeling to shift like real car.

(its a very simple explanation because my english is bad)
Bye

[ July 12, 2005, 06:43 PM: Message edited by: xenix ]

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by 609IAP_Recon » Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:02 am

This is great stuff.

So, would this Active LED replace the steel vector attachment?

Nice part of this, you could attach that to a hat, headset, whatever.

[ July 16, 2005, 07:02 AM: Message edited by: 609IAP_Recon ]

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by ragnar » Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:54 am

Just for mounting the clip, The Thought I had was how about using a tennis player type visor thats open on the top for cooling the head but you still have the visor for mounting the clip?

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Re: Home Made Vector Clips: Ideas?

Post by von Baur » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:58 am

That's what I have.

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