Andrew Hazelden’s VR project improved.

Andrew Hazelden

Andrew Hazelden returns with his mikromedia for PIC32-powered VR set. The first version of the project featured two mikromedia boards held in a Google cardboard to provide a stereoscopic 3D image.

This time the project is expanded to utilize the accelerometers aboard mikromedia boards. So know there’s a 3D MikroE logo that tilts up and down as you move your head.

“Who would have guessed a $5 microcontroller could be strong enough to beam VR imagery into your brain!” – says Andrew on his blog.

The source code is on Libstock. Separate hex files for the left and right mikromedia, and you’ll need a pair of microSD cards to load the mikroE logo in RES format into each board.

We would’ve tried it ourselves because you can download Google cardboard cutouts and instructions to make your own VR set, but unfortunately you also need a pair of particular lenses to complete the project. We didn’t have those at hand.

You can also order a pre-built cardboard. If you have a pair of mikromedia boards you could use Andrew’s code and build upon it further.

The first version was widely retweeted so your own efforts would probably warrant attention also.

Yours sincerely,

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