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Qubit Sphere™ Project: Game in Motion

Have you ever wanted to feel what it would be like to drive a Formula One race car, or to fly an F-14 Tomcat? The Qubit Sphere™ simulator will take you to the next level where you can actually experience your games!

The Qubit Sphere™ is designed to rotate 360º allowing you to immerse yourself into your games. It is unlike existing simulators that only rotate 40º on one or two axes and are extremely expensive.

The challenge of this project is to make a low-cost simulator for the average user to enjoy video games with motion and to make them feel closer to reality!

How does the Qubit Sphere™ work?

Qubit Sphere™ consists of a ring inside of a sphere. The ring and sphere each rotates on its own axis. The internal ring rotates (produces the roll) inside the external sphere (which provides the pitch) creating the feeling of a 360º virtual world.

Current Status

The first prototype is made of wooden rings (12 inches in diameter), two analog servos, and an Arduino Uno controller. It is functional and rotates 180º. 

Qubit Sphere™ Description
Qubit Sphere™ Description

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In this video, I'm controlling the plane with a joystick and Qubit Sphere™ is mimicking the plane in MS Flight Simulator. 

Qubit Sphere™ Parts

Inner Ring (Roll)
Inner Ring (Roll)
Outer Sphere (Pitch)
Outer Sphere (Pitch)
Qubit Sphere™ Prototype One
Qubit Sphere™ Prototype One
Arduino Uno Controller using 2 servos 180º
Arduino Uno Controller using 2 servos 180º

 The second prototype has two Arduino Uno controllers, with two stepper motors, four IR sensors and rotates 360º.

One of two Arduino Uno Controllers using 2 Stepper Motors (360º degree rotation)
One of two Arduino Uno Controllers using 2 Stepper Motors (360º degree rotation)

Potential Adaptation: Qubit Sphere™ is intended to be a flight (or other game-in motion) simulator. However, it has the potential to be adapted to create an ergonomic computer workstation.

Normal View (0º)
Normal View (0º)
20º Rotation
20º Rotation
45º Rotation
45º Rotation

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Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges
The main structural challenge at this time is connecting the outer sphere with the inner ring for the full-scale model. We are still working on designing secure and more robust connections. Moreover, we are considering various building materials for the framework (e.g., steel, aluminum, titanium).

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    Your code name will be displayed on a plate of the first prototype Qubit Sphere™ unit and added to the building manual. Your name will go on the list of backers which will be shown on my Qubit Sphere™ Project homepage. You will also receive an exclusive Qubit Sphere™ T-shirt which is only available via Kickstarter and regular updates of my progress.

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    QUBIT SPHERE™ PROJECT: GAME IN MOTION: Receive your Qubit Sphere™ bare bones limited edition kit as soon as it is ready to ship! Your code name will be displayed on a plate of the first prototype Qubit Sphere™ unit and added to the building manual. Your name will go on the list of backers which will be shown on my Qubit Sphere™ Project homepage. You will also receive an exclusive Qubit Sphere™ T-shirt which is only available via Kickstarter and regular updates of my progress.

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    QUBIT SPHERE™ PROJECT: GAME IN MOTION: Receive your Qubit Sphere™ kit with a fabric body casing and computer system as soon as it is ready to ship! Your code name will be added to the building manual. Your name will go on the list of backers which will be shown on my Qubit Sphere™ Project homepage. You will also receive an exclusive Qubit Sphere™ T-shirt which is only available via Kickstarter, along with regular updates of our progress.

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