Created Sunday, December 13, 2009 | Added Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

If I remember correctly, the assignment for this project was to make a piece of “wearable technology.”

Though not by name, AU is a spiritual piece of the WiiMersioN Project.  My goal was to create a device that would allow a user to view a 3D environment using his/her head movement to change the direction of the virtual camera.  Essentially, I wanted to make a virtual reality helmet, and that’s pretty much exactly what I did :D.  Using two Wii remotes, a bike helmet, Unity, a pair of VR glasses (glasses with little screens in them) that I borrowed from a friend, lots of math, and good ole fashioned duct tape, I created a device that allows users to immerse themselves in a virtual world.

Aside from the plugin that allows Unity to communicate with the Wiimotes, I created everything.  I think…  I can’t remember if I modeled the 3D room or not.  I certainly have modeled that room for other projects, but for this one I may have used a preexisting model that another student made…