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6 DOF from scratch

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Pierre Lalancette, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. C1500

    C1500 Active Member

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    Sorry Pierre
    there is a very big misunderstanding due to the translation with deepl.com
    The german word "sympatisch" means "likeable" or "nice" ;)
    I hope you dont kick me


    That´s funny:
    translate "sympatisch" to english => "sympathetic"
    translate "sympathetic" to german => "mitleid"
    translate "mitleid" to english => "compassion"

    Never trust the weatherman and all translation websites !!!
  2. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Hey, no worry. I had understand what you meant. In french, it's Sympatique. So, it was easy for me to get.
    I make errors all the time in english.
    The only word I know in german is Kaput. We use it all the time here in Quebec.
    "Ton char est Kaput" = Your car is not in working order anymore.
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  3. C1500

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    I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
    What does "Kaputt" even mean?

    Oh, wait....
    You don't mean by chance these short interruptions in the challenge to build a working rig?
    Sometimes (especially today) it looks like this:
    Kapttt1.jpg Kaputt2.jpg
    But that is not "Kaputt", it´s just a small deformation and more work for the 3d printer. *rofl*
    ... and of course a new "Herausforderung" ;o)

    Greetings to Quebec
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    We certainly use the word 'Kaput', with the same meaning.
  5. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    What? You mean my life was based on a lie! I've been told since my childhood that Kaput means broken in German.

    I need to do a research before I finish this post...

    I am confused... Wikipedia:
    The German word kaputt ("destroyed"), from which derives the English colloquialism 'kaput' or 'caput,' meaning done, or finished, is not related to this word. The origin of the German word, and consequently the English words, is a borrowing from the French: être capot, lit.

    First confusion: You were lying to me. You knew what it meaned. You were making a joke about you're poor rig (that is not Kaput, yet) that you pushed beyond its limit, right? I've been there too. Glad that you have a good attitude about it. Build, Break, Repare, Build...

    Second confusion: Kaput comes from a French expression? WTF! Être capot. Which means that you are broke, ruined. I had never heard of that before.

    Life is full of surprises.
  6. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Like I said in another thread, I received my eye tracking module from Pimax.

    IMG_2790.JPG

    Right from the start: Don't buy that thing. It's a piece of scrap.

    The installation paper is a joke. It basicaly says : install the eyes trackers and follow instruction on screen.
    You have to STICK the eyes trackers ON the lens. YES, STICK.
    The tracker attach to support by magnet that barely hold them up. Cheap.
    It introduces reflection.
    It reduces the FOV.
    It introduces lots of distortion at lens edges.
    It introduced delay in the display of parts of the environment (seemed ok once loaded). The Pimax beta Pitool is required. Maybe that's the problem.
    The New foam is thicker and less conftable for me.
    I calibrated it. It has a delay of 100-200ms. (GTX 1060) and it's not precise.
    I have no idea how it works beside calibration. No further instruction.
    I tested it with Elite dangerous. No change (beside loading delay). I have no idea what to do with it so far.
    I hate it so far.

    IMG_2791.JPG
    IMG_2792.JPG

    Listen to that video for a descriptive example. I had similar results.


    As for the rest. I did a new calibration for Elite Dangerous using my new knowledge from calibrating Dirt rally. I am not quite satisfied. Sometimes, the rig is choppy. Really hard time to get a smooth result.
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