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    The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    castAR: the most versatile AR & VR system by Technical Illusions — Kickstarter

    This has the potential to obsolete just about every flight simulation visual system ever made.

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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    Been watching this and is truly amazing, thanks for posting the link Gene.

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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    Jeri developed this while working at valve...then Gabe booted her out because it didn't fit with their vision

    Looks promising, anyone know how this would work with flightsim?

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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    as it uses micro projectors to project the images they will be very dim i would think as the projectors are in the glasses. They also focus at probably 10-12 inches from your eyes. No good for flight sim then. Also requires cable connection from pc. Pity as I would ,love to own something like that suited to. flight sim

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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    Um, no. You might want to read up on castAR before commenting about what it can and cannot do.

    They're good from about 18-24" on out. If it wasn't VERY applicable to DIY cockpit builders, I certainly wouldn't have posted a link here.

    Using castAR, you can build a 360 degree screen system and with multiple tracker targets, you could have complete 360 degree head tracking, no matter what position you put your head in. This means that you can do bubble canopy airplane cockpits and have a visual system that's up to the task. You won't break the bank either.

    For those with a 7n7 cockpit, you can install the retro-reflective material where the windows would go and you're DONE. Skip the kilo-buck projectors, the huge screen, expensive pre-warp software, etc.

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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    Here's how it all started - Jeri also gives a great overview of how castAR works.
    CastAR VR / AR System - The 18 Month Story - YouTube

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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    Hi geneb
    yup looks like I should have viewed the video on their website before opening my mouth. I hope these guys can bring this development to market it looks awesome.
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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    Sorry about being harsh - the wet blanket brigade over at flightsim.com left a nasty taste in my mouth.

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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    Quote Originally Posted by geneb View Post
    Um, no. You might want to read up on castAR before commenting about what it can and cannot do.

    They're good from about 18-24" on out. If it wasn't VERY applicable to DIY cockpit builders, I certainly wouldn't have posted a link here.

    Using castAR, you can build a 360 degree screen system and with multiple tracker targets, you could have complete 360 degree head tracking, no matter what position you put your head in. This means that you can do bubble canopy airplane cockpits and have a visual system that's up to the task. You won't break the bank either.

    For those with a 7n7 cockpit, you can install the retro-reflective material where the windows would go and you're DONE. Skip the kilo-buck projectors, the huge screen, expensive pre-warp software, etc.

    g.
    This might just work for cockpit builders. I watched the video at http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H3HGrcl...%3DH3HGrclGkIE

    I backed the oculus rift (now sold), but it didn't work too well especially if you needed to read maps. It only projects where there is reflective material?

    only a few more days before funding ends, I am seriously considering backing this.

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    Re: The castAR Kickstarter is live!

    Yes, anywhere you have retro-reflective material, you'll see the image. You should check out the Technical Illusions YouTube page here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVau...ZZewoiA/videos

    There's a ton of great info in there. Also check out the episode of Triangulation that Jeri & Rick did - http://twit.tv/show/triangulation/124 Lot of great info there as well.

    I'm going to be refitting one of my Me-109F/X cockpits for use with the castAR so I can be ready in April.
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