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Mach1 approached us about creating a head tracking device that could be used by their sound designers for VR Projects. Their studio specializes in sound for VR experiences and develops new technology for the placement of audio sources in game and cinematic 3D environments.
To allow their engineers to simulate the use of VR headsets without obstructing their vision during the mixing process, David Sheinkopf and I created for them a small tracking device that they can place on top of their headphones. The device simulates wearing a VR headset by reporting, wirelessly, the real-time rotation of their heads to a custom software/hardware setup capable of placing sound sources virtually in headphones, quad, or 5.1 /7.1 audio systems.
The 3D printed enclosure, software development, and circuit were all done in house in the Pioneer Works tech lab.
Solar Wind Data is downloaded from a Nasa Satellite Server which affects the physics of a virtual pendulum. The virtual pendulum sends data to a micro controller which tells a piano hammer to strike custom made glass bells.
This video demonstrates the backend software that runs the physical installation. When data is requested from the server, it is parsed out and used to toss around the pendulum. When it collides with 1 of the 5 planes, an instruction is sent to the microcontroller to strike a bell.