Johnny Mnemonic Headset Update

Osiyo. Dohiju? Hey, welcome back.

A few people have commented that this current headset looks like Johnny Mnemonic. It certainly does.

I received some USB 2.0 hubs I should’ve ordered these . I thought they were 3.0 as I had both windows open but I bought the wrong ones. In any case, they’re still awesome. Each USB port has it’s own on/off switch. That makes it extremely easy to turn off the LeapMotion and start up SERINDA. Or it would if I had purchased the USB 3.0 one. So I’ll order one of those at some point.

As it is the headset is quite heavy to wear. I’ve not weighed it, but it’s noticeably heavy. I mounted both RGB cameras like frog eyes. I have the IR cameras, but haven’t mounted them to the front yet. I hold them in place to test gaze tracking for now.

I’m doing a lot of work on the libraries. If this were a Java or Groovy application I would’ve made jars for the different portions and then those jars in other projects would be brought together. I am unsure how to do this in Python. For now, thought I think all of the code in one place is fine. It’ll give me a chance to make sure everything runs before optimizing and moving the code around (and write some unit tests and functional tests). More on the work I’m doing with the libraries later. Also more on the code later. I’m writing up some live coding exercises and some live Q&A events to talk about how I put together this architecture, etc.

For now, here are some photos of the headset with cord control.

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