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    Arduino Virtual HeadSet

    Yes! You read it correctly - Arduino Virtual Headset. Thanks to this little coin sized Parallax Module it's easy to do.


    I used this webpage as the platform for the Arduino sketch.


    I used this webpage as the platform for learning software development.


    Video of Arduino Virtual Headset operation:
    http://youtu.be/0FCq2ez67EY

    Many thanks to JimNZ's forum and the Arduino!
    Cheers,
    James

    [edit] Tags: Gyroscope Module 3-Axis L3G4200D : Arduino: FSX Virtual

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    Re: Arduino Virtual HeadSet

    Nice one James ,, I can see that would be a lot of fun.

    Cheers,,, Jim
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    Re: Arduino Virtual HeadSet

    Yes, the fun really began when the module was permanently affixed to the head-set.

    I do have a small complaint - it looses its place after about 5 - 10 minutes of head turning. It either has to do w/ the module or the sketch platform. The reason I included possibility of the sketch is because, after several hour of run-time and head turning, the arduino is spitting out data that it is AT (-)1349degrees!!

    But, that is ok - for now; at least it is giving me hours of a new "reality". I've compensated for error by subtracting the errors until arriving at a number less than 360 (performed in a for-next-loop); I've also have a command (the 'home' key - since it doesn't interfere w/FSX) to "re-calibrate" the software by using what the arduino is currently outputting for its place on each axis and using those numbers as my new "zero-point". It's a little crude; of course, when I issue the command, my head must be looking straight ahead and slightly elevated or else my new 'center' will be the view of the rudder pedals!

    Resuming flight,
    James
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    Re: Arduino Virtual HeadSet

    Neat stuff James,,, I'm interested in how it add's to the flight experience ,, I guess it's one of those things that it's hard to visualize unless you've actually used one.

    Knowing your skill James ,, the bug is probably fixed by now but it does seem a bit "odd" tho where it shoots off like that.

    Tell me ,,,, what the heck is that "calculator" looking thing on the left ,, I just couldn't get what the heck it is ?????

    Cheers ,, Jim
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    Re: Arduino Virtual HeadSet

    I played with this toy for over a week. Despite resetting the center, this has greatly enhanced my FSX experience. I use only one monitor, so this works out great.

    Attached is a modified version of Jim Bourke 2/6/2013 (RCGroup) sketch along with some software(built for Win7-64) used to interface with arduino. It's not perfect by no means, but I have enjoyed it nonetheless.

    This module can be purchased from your local Radio Shack for about 30USD. In its present crude form, I find value in it and I thought I would share.

    Note: at this time, I cannot understand Bourke's code fully to enhance it further; perhaps, later.

    -James

    [edit] "Calculator thing"?? Not sure what that is -nor if I could recognize it if I it was in front of my face.
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