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A video from Derek Ham reveals his newest iteration of a magnetized accent for the Oculus Contact controllers which join and align the controllers alongside a single axis.

After trying out the video (embedded under) exhibiting a small accent snapping onto the Oculus Contact controllers, I reached out to Ham with a number of inquiries to get extra particulars in regards to the work he’s doing:

He wrote in an e-mail it really works precisely as proven — no bodily modification to the Quest controllers or the sport wanted — and he “discovered the sport play to be enhanced.” He wrote that he was on the F8 developer’s convention and ordered the Quest from his seat and that they’d already been engaged on the design for the older authentic Rift Contact controllers when the brand new standalone headset lastly arrived. In keeping with Ham, they went by 20 designs and 3D printed dozens of variations within the course of. When used with the unique Contact controllers “we’ve to make use of a small foam pad insert to compensate for the size (it’s barely shorter than the brand new controllers) however total our gadget works nicely with each.”

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“Everybody desires to carry a lightsaber with two fingers,” he wrote.

Ham desires to carry a Kickstarter marketing campaign later this summer time for the accent which he’s calling the “AxeOne“. Ham has labored on a wide range of different VR-related initiatives, together with an early Cardboard app for The Bible.

“We now have to steadiness the pull-strength of the magnets whereas not interfering with the magnetometer discovered contained in the Oculus Controllers,” he wrote. “The AxeOne has so many VR purposes past swords and lightsabers: shovels, axes, rowing a ship, and sweeping with a brush to call a number of. And let’s not overlook in regards to the Darth Maul Saber maintain.”

This story initially appeared on Uploadvr.com. Copyright 2019

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