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Wireless, modular motion tracking system for the most natural and intuitive interaction with video games, virtual reality, and more.
Wireless, modular motion tracking system for the most natural and intuitive interaction with video games, virtual reality, and more.
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Raspberry Pi support for the STEM System

We’re happy to announce that the STEM System will support the Raspberry Pi, the single-board, ARM-powered computer that is popular with students, hobbyists, and other innovators. The enhanced Sixense Software Development Kit (SDK) will give Raspberry Pi developers the ability to use the STEM System for five-point position and orientation tracking.

One of the early advocates for Raspberry Pi support is Kyle Johnsen, Ph.D, Director of the Virtual Experiences Laboratory in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Professor Johnsen has developed a fully untethered VR system running on the Raspberry Pi and using a 3D-printed headset, an iPod touch, and the Hydra. In the video below, he describes why the STEM System and the updated Sixense SDK will be great for his VR system and for the Raspberry Pi community. 


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      Christian Andersson on October 3, 2013

      If the STEM would reach the android goal I would certainly get a Nvidia Shield. The perfect mobile system with built in batteries, hdmi for the Rift, usb for the dongle that communicates with STEM-base and controllers, and it can also stream pc-games.

    2. Hendesehane Nefes on October 2, 2013

      Can you please explain the basic working mechanism of this device?
      It is understandable that the Hydra and R-Pi are connected to each other and RPi drives it but how and where does R-Pi send the data?
      What is the motion tracker in this case? iPhone's own accelerometer, gyro?
      What is the 3D Engine? Is it running on iPhone? or on PC?, If PC is the case, what is the software used for transmitting the 3D view (Splashtop HD?)?
      Frankly I expected a more explaining video.

    3. Christian Christiansen on October 1, 2013

      I would not call that anymore than target practise i dont know what your looking at...

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      Christian Andersson on October 1, 2013

      @ Ralph where do u see the military? I just see a simulation of being cupid, practicing shooting love-darts in an alley. Do you think its unethical to fire a virtual gun at a virtual paper? That doesnt sound as practical ethics at all, it seems disconnected from the evaluation of context that an proper ethics should be based on.

      I think a pi-based gadget with sixense midi-interface would be a good product for musicians. Use stems to play live, connect it with micro-synths, instruments and effects. Use for live modulation and dubmixing. Battery-driven. Im gonna build one for myself.

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      Ralph Bruckschen on October 1, 2013

      Looks for me like a military application!? - Don't you have any ethical issues with that !?

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      HD on October 1, 2013

      Could you clarify "Raspberry Pi support"? The RPi can run different operating systems. Do you mean Linux support, compiled for the RPi CPU?