A programming idea proposal that's fucking stupid but might be useful

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by smileyhead, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Yes.

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    (Posting in EoF because it's kinda stupid and because no one looks in the Android subforum, so this thread would get buried with no replies almost immediately.)

    So, you know how VR headsets are still way too expensive for most people? How about using three smartphones as a VR setup? One with Google Cardboard (or Daydream View) and two others as the controllers with their gyroscopes. You could even make some basic button controls with the touch screens.
     
  2. Alkéryn

    Alkéryn Moon Dweller ~

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    Would be cheaper to just buy a vr headset
    also the syncing of both would be a nighmare
     
  3. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Yes.

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    Not necessarily, people probably have unused phones lying around, a Google Cardboard costs less than ten bucks, and even if you don't have enough phones for the project, you can get some cheapo Androids for far less than actual VR gear.
     
  4. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    I mean some android phones can connect to Wiimotes, why not use those?
     
  5. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Yes.

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    Only old ones (pre-KitKat, I think?) can do that. I had WiiMotes in mind as well, but those would be a nightmare to sync with modern Windows. JoyCons could work probably, but they are expensive (not as expensive as VR gear, but still).
     
  6. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    I have an even stupider idea, use 2DSes connected via Wi-Fi and use the gyros on them
     
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  7. JellyPerson

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    Even stupider; use a PS3 controller and it's gyroscope.
     
  8. Alkéryn

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    just good luck syncing both phones lol
     
  9. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    Ah! Better idea, use two SONY PS3 TV-Like remotes!
     
  10. jeffyTheHomebrewer

    jeffyTheHomebrewer Neato Burrito!

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    in ur orbit
    you mean the WiiMote Knock-Off, the PlayStation Move?
     
  11. Mr. Looigi

    Mr. Looigi Meow! :3

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    1. WHY?
    B. It would be better to get a real headset.
    3. If you do get a headset, play rec room
     
  12. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Yes.

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    laughs nervously in poor
     
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  13. nachuz

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    I would say your real body
     
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