Ben Heck Show Virtual Boy Mod Complete

Subject: General Tech | December 23, 2016 - 02:12 AM |
Tagged: virtual boy, Nintendo

A few weeks ago, The Ben Heck Show tore down and repaired a Virtual Boy, with plans on making it smaller and head-mounted in a future episode. While I am a couple weeks late on sharing the second video, Ben Heck and Karen Corbeill have completed their mod, and the device is now attached to a face shield mount. They call the new device “Virtual Man”, which of course they did.

One of the best parts about The Ben Heck Show (and other DIY video worklogs) is the tricks that you’ll see. In this case, Ben Heck explains how a typical scanner can be used to get fairly accurate 2D measurements of devices, because the image is formatted in inches. (He still verifies with a caliper, though, especially since they can have slight distortion on one axis.) This could be quite useful, especially if I end up doing more animations like my Cherry MX switches.

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December 23, 2016 | 03:56 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

All this VR stuff just assures Orthopedist to be in high demand.

December 23, 2016 | 08:24 AM - Posted by Jacky (not verified)

I´m a huge VR Fan!
I hope, in future, we will be able to play in a room, which simulate the playground.
Maybe we will be able to visit new rooms, i don´t know.
My friend on http://raumdimension.ch/ creates 3D buildings. Maybe, we will be able to visit his buildings one day :D

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