Open DoVision: Open-Source Virtual Reality Headset from 99$
Open DoVision: Open-Source Virtual Reality Headset from 99$
Open DoVision - plug-and-play open-source virtual reality headset from only 99$
Open DoVision - plug-and-play open-source virtual reality headset from only 99$ Read more
About this project
We believe that the virtual reality belongs to everyone.
The Open DoVision is a plug-and-play open-source virtual reality headset with native support for VGA, HDMI, and AV starting from 99$.
Have you ever dreamed of playing the game in an immersive environment while the game don't support your headset?
Open DoVision can be a mouse simulator that maps your real world movement to the cursor in your computer, which enables you to just plug in two cables and start gaming.
What if the game you want to play don't even have virtual reality functionality at all?
By putting on a replacement part, Open DoVision transferred to a private cinema... Now you really play ANY games with Open DoVision.
Of course if you are tired of sitting, just lean on the sofa and enjoy your favorite film.
The source is the first thing you need to make something brilliant out of original Open DoVision.
The idea of extensibility was built into Open DoVision from the very beginning.
It is super easy to reprogram the sensor board and add cool function to it.
A quick example is that after changing few line of code, you can lean your head to control the mouse (great neck exercises!).
The Open DoVision has three major components:
- Screen & Controller Board
- Sensor Board
- Cases & Lenses
These separate components can work without each other.
Just plug in the USB cable and one of the HDMI, VGA, and AV cables. Than enjoy the virtual realty!
The Open DoVision will be recognized as a mouse input,
so it is compatible with any virtual reality games that use mouse as a input.
By changing a few parts of the Open DoVision, you will get a personal cinema which allows you to not only watch films but play any games that don't even have a virtual reality functionality!
We call it Open DoVision CE.
Remember that the Open DoVision will always be a open source project available for everyone. So:
Please leave a comment if you got any ideas about the Open DoVision.
All the Open DoVision below are 3D-printed prototypes of the final product, using a Ultimaker Original and printed at lowest quality.
The Open DoVision comes with a 7 inch, 720p LED display. Not suitable for ultra-high graphic performance, but best for explorers.
All the LED display needs a controller board to work, we use the most universal controller board we can find. It translate the HDMI, VGA, AV, or even the TV signal (I don't think anyone would use that though) to the standard LED signal.
We also have a little signal converter which convert the standard LED signal to the non-standard signal used by the screen.
The separation of the converter and the controller board ease the process of changing the display. You can find the signal converter for you screen and use you own screen.
The sensor board has a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a CPU, and an on-board debugger.
Right, you can debug your embedded programs on the board and monitor the memory change.
The sensor board has 256 KB Flash and 48 KB RAM letting you do whatever you what.
The cases have their own titles:
The plastic case of the Open DoVision is designed to be 3D print ready.
Feel free to add your own parts into it!
Of course you will get fine matted plastic case from the factory!
We have Lens Fixers that support lenses with different size.
The sensor board is truly versatile, it can be a mouse, a HID, and whatever device you want to. It can communicate with computer through standard human-input-device protocol, serial port, and other customized USB protocol.
Of course we offer all the well commented code related with walk-through to help you.
We have a HID example to show you how easy it to send and receive data through HID protocol. And a small computer program to show you how to communicate with the sensor board using HID libraries.
As a open source project, we update all of our firmwares for the Open DoVision to the GitHub Repository.
usb-mouse - Make the Open DoVision a flying mouse
usb-hid - Make the Open DoVision a hid that send and receive data from the PC
The usb-mouse project is designed to give you a brief overview of the Open DoVision. And let you enjoy games that are not designed to be 3D rendering ready.
The usb-hid includes a little PC applet to show you how to communicate with the Open DoVision
Because the Open DoVision can be a mouse, all the games in the computer that support the side-by-side stereoscopic rendering are to some extent compatible with Open DoVision.
We also offer you with a alternation for the T1, which gives you the ability to play the games that even do not have virtual reality at all.
Feel free to use the screen or the sensor board of the Open DoVision in your own awesome project!
Each Open DoVision comes with plastic cases, lenses, a screen, a controller board, a sensor board, power adopter, USB cable, LED cable, VGA cable, HDMI cable, and a quick start book.
We are adding more and more interesting stuffs to the Open DoVision.
- $99 - 1x Open DoVision.
- $199 - 2x Open DoVision.
- $299 - 3x Open DoVision.
- $399 - 4x Open DoVision + Spacial flash driver with full documents for backers only.
- $499 - 5x Open DoVision + Spacial flash driver with full documents for backers only + First free access to our next product.
- $599 - 6x Open DoVision + Spacial flash driver with full documents for backers only + Permanent first free access to our new products!
We will provide you with more useful information soon. And if you have any suggestions or complaints please let us know.
You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ヾ(○゜▽゜○)
Or leave a comment in any of our blog, YouTube Channel, or twitter.
Risks and challenges
We will do our best to improve the Open DoVision even more in the next 60 days.
Since the Open DoVision is like a DIY kit, so it is highly unlikely that the production will delay.
Because we will send lots of packages from China, we will need some sort of certification to do that. So we ask another company who produce LCD and has the certification to send the packages for us.
If something unfortunately went wrong, we have contacted other agency companies to send the packages.
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