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Freetrack : "TrackIR" for free...

Postby didja » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:25 am

TrackIR is a very immersive accessorie, but very expensive too...

The_target, a programer, has created a freeware wich is Freetrack.

Using four LED IR fixed on a cap (it will be available using only three LED fixed on the ear-phones), you can enjoy this imerssion ! :D

I decided to help The_Target and I've created a website for the project.
On the website, you can see videos (one video is on Condor).

The website is available in french and in english (but the translation is a Google one because I can't do a real one :?).

I hope you'll enjoy it and... if you want, let a word in the guestbook ! :D

http://freetrack.online.fr

Rémy

PS : I know, my english is very bad... :?
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Postby Pit_R » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:12 pm

Looks like finally working solution!
Congrats! Well done!
No matter where you go... There you are...

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Postby ultralajt » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:27 pm

COOL!!! :idea:

I am looking now for some LEDs in my drawers :lol: :lol: , as I try that program, and it works with my little camera. Just to lighten it with leds and Off we go!

Thank you for the free program!!

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Postby didja » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:34 pm

With pleasure ! :D

It's free and open, so a mod will be available soon because all programers can try to improve Freetrack ! :D

Rémy
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Postby kristoffer » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:17 pm

I downloaded it but what programm should I use to open it in??
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Postby didja » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:42 pm

Usually, we open the file with 7zip but a new version is available on the website (since 17h21 GMT) wich is an auto-instalable package including all the needed files and the english manual :D.

The file is an executable one so you don't need 7zip to open it ! :D

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Postby kristoffer » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:53 pm

I noticed so for just 30min ago:P
But I don`t think I can use it because I don`t know where I can get the lights from `:(
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Postby didja » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:49 pm

There are some shops which are specialized in the electonic articles sale, I found my DELs in this kind of shops.

You can find any DELs on the web, but it's more expensive usually...

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Postby didja » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:36 am

Now, there is a forum on the website with an area for international users (in english).

Feel free to visit us and put comments in goal of improve Freetrack ! :wink:

http://freetrack.online.fr/forum
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Postby ultralajt » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:08 am

Yesterday I solder LEDS :idea: to the copper wire skeleton, and attach to my Cap.

Program find lights easy and then I try it into Condor!

What can I say?! :shock:

WOOW !!! It works great!

I made some changes in the curves for the axes response and I think, I can use it now well.

Hardly wait for the evening, to join some race and test that tracking device "in real" !

Thanks again for sharing with us that simple and cheap, but effective gizmo and a free software!

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Postby didja » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:52 am

I'm very happy you love it !!! :D :D

Rémy :D :D :D
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Postby mach_one_man » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:23 am

Wow clever stuff - having TrackIR 4 I can't say I will be trying it myself but it sounds good - would love to see a video of it "in action". :lol:
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Postby didja » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:25 am

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Postby ultralajt » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:50 am

I try once TrackIR at my nethew, who test it for one PC magazine. I was amazed!

But nethew told me, that somethimes TrackIR goes mad if pilot move head too much around or out of reach of IR camera. (mostly when operating some controlls on the desk..throtle, flaps ect... )
When returning head toward PC monitor, virtual head stuck at some odd position...

As far as I test this free gizmo from didja, I can go even outside room, and when I sit on the chair again, the view work as it should.

The only problem I encounter was, that behind me, there is a door for my room. So if someone open that door and light from the corridor came in my room, there is a tweak in the view. Obviously the camera gets confuseed from backlight, and program had hard time finding four bright lights there...

But, I can write on my door (on corridor side): "ON THE AIR!" :D not to be disturbed when flying.

And one more thing!
I didnt realize till now, how often I scratch my head during flight! Now with cap on the head it is impossible :D :D :D

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Postby didja » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:48 am

So you think Freetrack is better than TrakIR in some cases ? :shock:

Thank you for your feed back ! :D

Rémy :wink:
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