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How To Make Augmented Reality Headset?

About the project

Many big companies are coming with their augmented reality solutions. So we're also building an AR headset. Leap Motion has open sourced its AR headset design(Project North Star) so we're using their research. More Info: https://www.delhitechnologyclub.com/build-your-own-ar-headset

Project info

Difficulty: Moderate

Estimated time: 7 days

License: Apache License 2.0 (Apache-2.0)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

3.5 Inch TFT Display for Raspberry Pi - Resistive Touch Screen 3.5 Inch TFT Display for Raspberry Pi - Resistive Touch Screen x 2
Creality Ender 3 Pro 3d printer Creality Ender 3 Pro 3d printer x 1
Reflectors Reflectors Buy from : https://www.smart-prototyping.com/AR-VR-MR-XR/Project-North-Star-Lens x 2
Slim HDMI Cable - 450mm / 1.5 feet long Slim HDMI Cable - 450mm / 1.5 feet long x 2
Usb cable Usb cable x 1
Leap Motion Controller with SDK Leap Motion Controller with SDK x 1
j5create mini display to hdmi j5create mini display to hdmi Buy from:https://en.j5create.com/products/jda156 x 1
Laptop that can run unity application Laptop that can run unity application x 1

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Software apps and online services

Window 8.1 Window 8.1
Unity Unity
Leap Motion SDK Leap Motion SDK

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer x 1

Story

When we say Apple , few names come instantly to our mind like Newton and Steve Jobs. Some would also say that this is the very first word we learn when we start learning alphabets .. A for APPLE.

Here we are talking about the fruit, not the real one, but it's a 3D virtual object. How can we pick and hold a virtual apple with real hands? Its possible when a virtual hand follows your real one with exact movements and angles, & interact with the virtual apple

  In this demo, we're trying to catch a virtual apple using our real hands. we're wearing headset for this. Project North Star is an open source project of Leap Motion. Soon, this will become reality television. 

We can also play games like Cricket, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Football. Or we can use in Business Cards (showing virtual content on top of it)

See my App(https://www.delhitechnologyclub.com/catch-an-apple)

Building an AR headset is an amazing journey as it combines 3d printing , optics, electronics, hand detection algorithm , 3d game engine & mechanics.

Project North Star is an augmented reality headset which is open-sourced by Leap Motion. So we explored their research to build the headset. 

For 3D Printed Parts, We're using Simplified version of Exii. You can download from( https://exiii.jp/2018/07/25/project_north_star_en/)

Step by Step Hardware Video:

Demo Game:

More Descriptive Guide is available at:

https://www.delhitechnologyclub.com/build-your-own-ar-headset

Code

Link to Project North Star Repo by Leap Motion

Credits

Photo of saurabhsaxena

saurabhsaxena

Doing experiments with technologies,developing products and demonstrate the world limitless possibilities through them.

   

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