Posted November 14, 2008 12:32 AM
Categories: .NET | Coding4Fun | Hardware | Virtual Earth | Wiimote
I previously talked about my WiiEarthVR project shown at PDC project, and now I have posted the article for the application up at the Coding4Fun site. Full source code is available. You’ll need some hardware to make this go, namely a Wiimote, Nunchuk, Wii Fit Balance Board and a pair of Vuzix VR920 glasses, but the hardware can be toggled on or off depending on your own setup. The VR920 glasses are pretty cool in that they also work with a variety of FPS games on your PC with a custom driver they include.
The article will, among other things, teach you how to use Virtual Earth 3D from a managed host (i.e. a WinForms app, not a web page), how to talk to the Wiimote, Nunchuk and Wii Fit Balance Board, how to retrieve the head tracking data from the VR920 glasses from .NET, and how to draw stereoscopic 3D images to the VR920 glasses from .NET. Quite a bit packed in there…
Anyway, have a read and, as always, questions and comments are welcome.