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i vote cardboard.
I am pretty tall and found tacking it way up on the wall on a piece of cardboard let me aim it down slightly and get pretty good arm length coverage in the camera's view. Adjustable a few ways that was as well. There are a few post up right now about various ways to hook it to the wall that are somewhat in jest but can give you a few ideas about how to wall fix it.
If i were to do it again I would get the extendable tubes that have a camera mount on them rather than the 2 tripods I got for the vive rig's base stations. The tripods transmit and enhance vibration to the point to where I had to put in shock pads at their bases. I got a pair of the fovitec tripods. Great, but at the height I have them they really pick up floor vibration without the pads. If that's not a potential issue for you, they were nice for the price.
Something like this is what I would do if I did it over:
much smaller footprint this way too!
down towards the middle of the page you can see a couple mount types that would fit it as well
The walls are made of drywall, so not as strong as a shower. I wonder if a shorter version of this type of pole would work horizontally. This one has a minimum of over a metre in length, while the gap is only 87cm
I've got a GTX 1070, running 3 monitors and a Vive without any issues.
Have my lighthouses on lighting stands at the moment but thinking of getting a pair of these for the smaller footprint (hoping they can be mounted on the window sill) and higher angle:
I know you said tripods, but why lose the space from the legs when these work brilliantly. With some handlebar camera mounts for the lighthouses you are all set to go.
I had a similar problem and because the tracking quality will suffer a bit from distance, I decided to go with this (like it is mentioned in the vive manual): [link] On this pole I use a cheap camera clamp. You can use any sort of pole, of cause.
i think you'd want something a little more stable.
what i used is:
the fact that its designed for holding mounted objects/supporting longitudinal pressure is probably an advantage.
The pole thingy
The mount thingy
Found some time on a break to link for you :)
These are what I use. I also have a bit of velcro on either end for added security but I used the vive for a month without that with no issues, just I had some spare velcro from a different project so thought I would put it to use.
I use these rods and these mounts. Haven't noticed any jitter yet.
Tripods will wobble unless you're on concrete. I have two of these: [link] and two of these: [link]
What I suggest is getting a floor to ceiling pole so you can get optimal height and positioning plus a clamp so you can attach the light house to the pole without having to screw into your walls.
floor to ceiling pole: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolfcraft-4042000-wolfcraft-Telescopic-Support/dp/B001BWT2PA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=floor+to+ceiling+pole&qid=1565368362&s=gateway&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&sr=8-1
I plan on getting these when I get my index.
I use these for my rift, so hoping i can reuse them.
>stion sounds abit dumb), but you mention the htc sg site will direct me to the local retailer, Beyond Geek. I'm planning to get a htc vive (first time buying vr) so do you recommend that i get from Beyond Geek or from what I've seen on
Don't worry - you really may be overthinking it; at home I have both lighthouses on opposite sides of the same wall because I don't have any space on the opposing side - it works fine for anything other than when my body is blocking both sensors from the controllers.
When I'm doing a seated game I just rotate one to point at me and it works grand.
Just imagine them like eyes - as long as at least one can see what you're trying to track at any given moment in time; it'll work. The advice is to put them high so that they're less likely to have their line-of-sight blocked by something.
TL;DR - your setup will work fine.
P.S - I use these floor-to ceiling poles with these clamps to mount the lighthouses onto
I'm thinking this kind of thing, because of the small footprint size: [link]
Yeah, I looked at those shower curtain pole type ones and might get those. An alternative is something like this: [link]
The style that you suggested do look easier to move around
Not games but, I bought some contractor poles to mount the lighthouses. I make better use of my available space due to better and more reliable coverage than just putting the lighthouses on shelves and stuff. I didn't have to drill holes or damage anything to put them up. My setup is portable if I want to move it elsewhere.
I picked these, but there's lots of other options such as tripods, etc.
Wolfcraft Telescopic Support [link]
MyArmor Universial Quick Release Pipe Clamp Mounts [link]
Yes, it comes with controllers.
I found some over-ear headphones were uncomfortable because of the headstrap for some people, but the majority of people I've demoed for have had no problems. On-ear headphones may be a better option, and if its just for you the supplied ear buds are actually surprisingly good.
Depending on your room and whether you are happy to screw the lighthouse sensors to the wall you may need some sort of mount.
I was happy to screw the sensor mounts to the wall at home but I picked up
A couple of these
and a couple of these
So I could bring the Vive places with me and demo (without having to screw anything to the wall).
Alternatively if you want to attach the sensors to a bookshelf or similar these are great:
I also ended up getting a 3m HMDI extention and a 3m USB extension because my play area is a few meters from my PC and out of the box you only get 1m cables to the breakout box.
I ended up grabbing a couple of these and sticking a couple of these on them to get my Vive up and running. Solid mounts, a little garish, but no holes to drill in walls or ceilings.
But yeah, still way more setup than just putting a thing on a desk without fiddling around with calibration and play areas and all that fun stuff.
i use two of these [link]
I'd recommend this, and that. Tough I never tried these I read that using a mounting system similar like it gives best results without using up too much space.
I did not like SeriousSamVR too much because it is hard, I mean really hard... but maybe it is your taste then.
This is exactly what I need, however it seems that they run about 20 Euros in Europe
And almost $140 in the US
avoid the command strips.
use these instead:
I used the supports and clamps . Look to be a bit cheaper than the ones above and they work perfectly. Great as a portable option too.
> What have you found to be the best way to mount your sesors.
The Vive comes with wall mounts for the lighthouses - you can just screw them to the walls.
However, as I mentioned in my other post in this thread, I have to move my kit between a couple of rooms, so I opted for 2 of these along with 2 of these. The poles are quick to release and re-position, and take up minimal floor space. So far I'm happy with the choice, even if it does make the room look ever so slightly like a building site!
1) Lighthouse mounts :
2) It's a custom stand, oak wood and screws :)
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[Good solution for mounting the lighthouse?](/r/Vive/comments/4ipm8s/good_solution_for_mounting_the_lighthouse/) by madcolster
I found these two things on the Amazons just now. I think they will solve my problem of mounting them in a rather small room. I didn't want to use tripods as they wouldn't fit conveniently anywhere. Have any of you used this as a solution and, more importantly, does it work?
Appreciate any help here.
(FYI, I did pre-order a Rift, but I gave up after the immensely disasterous release....)
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These props. As you can see, they have a small platform at either end to provide extra stability.
Nice idea, but way more expensive than necessary on the poles, save 30 quid and get these instead; [link]
I bought two of these because they are a bit more solid than the ones I saw at B&Q. The problem isn't that they will fall down because of the weight, but tiny vibrations which are exaggerated when the lighthouses are mounted on brackets.
I also bought these brackets, but they are a bit fiddly and there are simpler ones - there are some designed for mounting gopros onto bikes that look pretty good.