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About a month ago I finally got a hold of the Oculus rift!

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Since them I’ve been playing with it when I have the free time, and it’s great! It’s still in the prototype stage, but even now it’s a usable device that gives you real immersion.

Today’s post isn’t about that part of it though, I thought it was time to show off how I’ve rigged it up to my existing set up because it may be useful to others to see.

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I’m under the impression that most people add their rift facing forward, so when you play you do it facing your existing screens. But this becomes a problem with motion tracking and freely swinging your arms.

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I’ve built a VR station to the side instead, that way it’s out of the way but always ready for a demo. I can swing my arms with minimal chance of hitting my knuckles on an unseen object. (although I did once when man hacks attacked me and all I had was a crowbar)

The rig has its own keyboard, mouse, and headset that are wired into the main computer but I hardly ever use them. The hydra and Xbox controllers handle most of it.

I think the pictures pretty much speak for themselves, but let me know if you have any questions.