Introduction: How to Make a GMD (Gun Mounted Display) Work in Progress

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How To Make a GMD (Gun Mounted Display)
This was inspired by the instructable DIY VR https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-VR/ and recently the VR GUN http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/21/diy-vr-game-gun-packs-built-in-motion-tracking-optional-mullet/

It's been 18 yrs since "The Lawnmower Man" was released. Sadly TRUE Virtual Reality never went mainstream.

Seeing the VR Game Gun video, I saw for the first time IMHO a viable VR system. This is my take on the VR Game Gun.

An Airsoft gun was my first choice for this build. The gun used is a Crossman Stinger R34 (M16 replica). The kit came with 2 clips, and reflex sight, it cost around $40 dollars. As with the other builds, a Gyration mouse was used for motion tracking. Instead of using the Gyration keyboard, an Xbox 360 wireless controller provided the rest of the input needs.

Force feedback was also a consideration. Luckily both XBOX 360 rumble motors fit into the handle. A solenoid from a sprinkler valve gives a satisfying report when the trigger is pulled.

Update: Uploaded test video in Vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/5950790 and
youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SLOuJJJY3s

The clak-clak sound you hear in the video is the solenoid activating. Camera is duct taped to the left side of my head, so very bad camera angle. I'll find a wide angle adapter for my camera for the next video.

Keep an eye out, full instructable to follow in the next few days.

Comments

pmn9393 (author)2011-10-14

i would love to play mw2 wii edition on this

tinker234 (author)2011-06-30

wow glasses display with the thing they sell to make you feel like you got shot be fun

Landon Sullivan (author)2009-12-05

Which version of Crysis was that?


5*, man.

LetsExplodeSomething (author)2009-08-10

could you make an ible on this?

lukeman3000 (author)2009-07-29

This is tight, but wouldn't it be even more "VR-like" if instead of a gun-mounted display, you used some glasses with a display built in? That would seem more immersive to me but who knows.

S1L3N7 SWAT (author)2009-07-22

That's awesome! Can't wait for the actually instructable.