Logging Sensor Data from the Oculus Rift DK2

Last year I purchased an Oculus Rift DK2 – I’d like to say I bought it as a developer, but really I just wanted to play around with virtual reality stuff. I mean, who doesn’t?

This year my final year project is centred around a “3D Viewing Platform”, or “tele-presence” system. What a perfect opportunity to put my DK2 to good use!

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Aus3D MK2 Printer Development (Part 1)

I’ve been selling Prusa Mendel i3 kits on Aus3D for a while now. The kits I’ve been selling so far (which I’ll refer to as MK1 kits from here onwards), are fairly decent kits. I didn’t design them, they were designed and manufactured in China – I’ve been buying them in and making a few improvements before shipping them as the Aus3D Prusa Mendel i3 kit. I ended up reverse-engineering CAD files for the frame so I could print / cut replacement parts locally, and I’ve had these files available on GitHub for a while now.

The MK1 Design. Certainly different from most i3s!
The MK1 Design. Certainly different from most i3s!

As a business strategy, this approach makes sense. China is good at making stuff, and these kits work pretty well – better than most other Chinese printer kits I’ve tried. As someone trying to run a business, I’ve been happy to attach my business’s name to them.

As an engineer, I know we can be shipping a much better kit.

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