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Project Light Tether Pt 2 (Finale)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Big, bulky tethers for VR headsets need to GO! Our solution isn't necessarily pretty, but holy crap, it's awesome...

 

 


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Maybe the Vive 2 will just have thunderbolt natively so it's one thin cable right to the headset without the need for other expensive stuff.  Also perhaps as a way to avoid the tether stomping issues, have it run to a hook in the centre of the ceiling so it hangs down to you wherever you go without getting in the way.

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2 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

Maybe the Vive 2 will just have thunderbolt natively so it's one thin cable right to the headset without the need for other expensive stuff.  Also perhaps as a way to avoid the tether stomping issues, have it run to a hook in the centre of the ceiling so it hangs down to you wherever you go without getting in the way.

Yep I'm sure the hanging tether would probably work. But good luck getting anyone (aside from the super-rich and the super-passionate) to install that in their house, or getting your landlord to allow you to install the inevitably permanent mounting structure it would come with ^_^ haha


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1 minute ago, nicklmg said:

Yep I'm sure the hanging tether would probably work. But good luck getting anyone (aside from the super-rich and the super-passionate) to install that in their house, or getting your landlord to allow you to install the inevitably permanent mounting structure it would come with ^_^ haha

Well I mean if you've already installed the corner beacon things... :D

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2 minutes ago, nicklmg said:

@Vitalius wut duh heq. Respecc ur elders m8

No clue how that happened, thanks for pointing it out :D fixed now.

Hue, I like to rustle jimmies at times. All meant in jest. :)

Glad it's fixed.

Honestly, I'm probably gonna wait til Gen 2 of VR headsets before grabbing one. Possibly cheaper, or better hardware for the same money and all. 

6 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

Maybe the Vive 2 will just have thunderbolt natively so it's one thin cable right to the headset without the need for other expensive stuff.  Also perhaps as a way to avoid the tether stomping issues, have it run to a hook in the centre of the ceiling so it hangs down to you wherever you go without getting in the way.

I'd be more interested in USB C but only if it keeps the stranglehold on the connector market that USB has currently. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, Vitalius said:

Hue, I like to rustle jimmies at times. All meant in jest. :)

Glad it's fixed.

Honestly, I'm probably gonna wait til Gen 2 of VR headsets before grabbing one. Possibly cheaper, or better hardware for the same money and all. 

I'd be more interested in USB C but only if it keeps the stranglehold on the connector market that USB has currently. 

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The more I watch Linus, the more scripting feels apparent. I could be wrong. Not that it matters.

Reviews are definitely scripted. Moments like Linus splicing the wires improperly and Dennis putting his foot through the roof are 100% genuine, and while hilarious on video, are horrible in the moment LOL.


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I feel like the entire project would be made so much simpler if their was a way to just pull a single thunderbolt connection from the Vive rather than needing to pull all those other connections and then feed them into a thunderbolt dock inside a backpack and then feed a single thunderbolt cable to the PC. A Thunderbolt only Vive would work very well for this I think. Also I could totally see someone eventually selling something like Linus mentioned at the end a body pack type of thing, basically a military plate carrier with special pouches would work fine for this and they're super comfortable to wear since they are fairly tight.


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Hey guys, how about mounting the heavy stuff on the ceiling?
I assume that is not the greatest idea since there would be a lot of cables hanging around.

 

I didn't use the Vive personally but it seems like the easiest solution would be feeding original tether from a ceiling instead of lying on ground. You could fine tune the concept with some smart method of providing sufficient length of cable without dragging Vive user. 

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54 minutes ago, hypenator said:

Hey guys, how about mounting the heavy stuff on the ceiling?
I assume that is not the greatest idea since there would be a lot of cables hanging around.

 

I didn't use the Vive personally but it seems like the easiest solution would be feeding original tether from a ceiling instead of lying on ground. You could fine tune the concept with some smart method of providing sufficient length of cable without dragging Vive user. 

Yes, I agree. I was thinking of using a ceiling mounted boom arm that could run the cables and simply follow the player instead of having all the cables lying on the floor, getting tangled up, and posing a tripping hazard.


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It would be way cooler if they made a full pc inside a solid backpack like the Solid Gray backpack. It's completely solid (even on the back) so it would be possible to make cutouts for cables, motherboard mount system and fans for getting cool air in/out. There should definitely be some thought about heat and power management. The fact that full pascal GPU's can even be put into notebooks would mean it should be possible to find some form of battery to power this pc for a reasonable amount of time.

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Forget the backpack and adapters and just use the original cables with one of these and a spring balancer (set to just enough pull to keep it off the ground but not impede movement). Cheaper, easier, lighter, and no cables on the ground.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, hypenator said:

Hey guys, how about mounting the heavy stuff on the ceiling?
I assume that is not the greatest idea since there would be a lot of cables hanging around.

 

I didn't use the Vive personally but it seems like the easiest solution would be feeding original tether from a ceiling instead of lying on ground. You could fine tune the concept with some smart method of providing sufficient length of cable without dragging Vive user. 

 

5 hours ago, Enduro said:

Yes, I agree. I was thinking of using a ceiling mounted boom arm that could run the cables and simply follow the player instead of having all the cables lying on the floor, getting tangled up, and posing a tripping hazard.

To quote myself :) :

"Yep I'm sure the hanging tether would probably work. But good luck getting anyone (aside from the super-rich and the super-passionate) to install that in their house, or getting your landlord to allow you to install the inevitably permanent mounting structure it would come with ^_^ haha"


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9 minutes ago, nicklmg said:

 

To quote myself :) :

"Yep I'm sure the hanging tether would probably work. But good luck getting anyone (aside from the super-rich and the super-passionate) to install that in their house, or getting your landlord to allow you to install the inevitably permanent mounting structure it would come with ^_^ haha"

idk, first off I don't think it would be that big of a deal.  If you're thinking it would be expensive or difficult, you're probably not thinking of what I am.  Plus having a vive pretty much requires that you have a dedicated VR room anyway - you need the space, place to install the tracking beacons, etc. - and if you can afford the headset, the computer to run it, and the space in your house to do all that, doing it right with a ceiling-mounted cable holder probably wouldn't be a big deal to add... imo at least :D

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Just now, Ryan_Vickers said:

idk, first off I don't think it would be that big of a deal.  If you're thinking it would be expensive or difficult, you're probably not thinking of what I am.  Plus having a vive pretty much requires that you have a dedicated VR room anyway - you need the space, place to install the tracking beacons, etc. - and if you can afford the headset, the computer to run it, and the space in your house to do all that, doing it right with a ceiling-mounted cable holder probably wouldn't be a big deal to add... imo at least :D

I'm certainly not saying it's not possible. But, especially in dense urban areas, people aren't going to have a full room dedicated to VR unless they're extremely well-off.

In some cases it's definitely possible. But unless you're securing this kind of thing to a wall in your house/apartment/condo/whatever, the structure is going to have to be relatively big and difficult to set up and tear down. And if you're someone living with a partner who isn't an avid VR gamer like you, then they're probably not going to want to have this weird structure for your gaming time out when company comes over.

Just my 2c :P I know Linus always comments on how much Yvonne hates having the lighthouses up in the living room haha


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3 minutes ago, nicklmg said:

I'm certainly not saying it's not possible. But, especially in dense urban areas, people aren't going to have a full room dedicated to VR unless they're extremely well-off.

In some cases it's definitely possible. But unless you're securing this kind of thing to a wall in your house/apartment/condo/whatever, the structure is going to have to be relatively big and difficult to set up and tear down. And if you're someone living with a partner who isn't an avid VR gamer like you, then they're probably not going to want to have this weird structure for your gaming time out when company comes over.

Just my 2c :P I know Linus always comments on how much Yvonne hates having the lighthouses up in the living room haha

Dunno if I'm getting this all wrong but just having the pc on the ground and have the tether go trough a hook on the ceiling wouldn't be bulky or need a lot of support from a mounting structure

You could even hang a light on the hook when you're not using the vive

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5 minutes ago, Gert Verhoek said:

Dunno if I'm getting this all wrong but just having the pc on the ground and have the tether go trough a hook on the ceiling wouldn't be bulky or need a lot of support from a mounting structure

You could even hang a light on the hook when you're not using the vive

Would definitely need a more complicated system than a hook with the amount of movement required with Vive.


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1 minute ago, nicklmg said:

Would definitely need a more complicated system than a hook with the amount of movement required with Vive.

I like this idea:

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