DIY PC Virtual impact suit

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DIY PC Virtual impact suit

Spook8000 writes – “The PC Virtual Impact Suit takes in-game bullet hit events into real life physical impacts on player’s body. It currently supports the popular Half-Life 3D first-person-shooter game, and connects to the PC via a USB port. “Link.

No idea if anyone built this, but an impact vest looks like a lot of fun… It sort of reminds of a project from a long time ago (over 5 years ago, yikes!)… A Pocket PC, WiFi card, Macromedia Flash (there wasn’t Web 2.0 back then) and a modded “rumble” vest to let people play “real” Operation from a web site – they pull out little parts and I’d get zorked – here’s the set up…

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Maybe we’ll get the server going again after Maker Faire, post the files let folks pull out my organs when I post an iPod case project…

2 thoughts on “DIY PC Virtual impact suit

  1. Sylrom says:

    2 years ago, I’ve seen a vest using a 4×4 matrix of “vibrating motors” (the one used in cell phones) sewed in the back of the vest.

    Instead of shots in video games, this vest was plugged into a GPS+PDA set and gave directions to go to the wearer by activating the motors like someone drawing signs with a finger on your back.

    Maybe this could give some idea for your project.


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