Welcome to the DIY Goggles and other cool projects thread.......I am editing this first post after about 300+ post and wanted to let anyone new to this thread know it is FULL of info and links and is worth the read. .
Below is where I keep the ''Highlight Posts'' (kind of an index) and links to the pages they are on so you can navigate the whole thread easier.
If anyone sees a post they think should be highlighted please pm me the post number. Keep in mind the post before and after will have info as well.
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Link for 2.5 inch displays...........http://www.artronic.pl/o_produkcie.php?id=1246?
This is the INDEX for the thread.......the links will get you to the right page then just scroll down to find the post number....Have fun!
Post #1 Bottom of this post is the original post that opened this thread. I kept it here just to keep the thread in tact despite the addition of the index. I thought the index should be put first now because it is getting so long now.....lol
No link....just scroll down to the bottom of this post #1
Post #10 (bottom of this page), #21, #43 and #47 These are the post numbers my build thread of the Head Mount Display (HMD) that started this thread.....Its kind of scattered throughout, but the page and post # is published at the bottom of eaach installment so it is easy to navagate.
Post #31 Flying Monkey chimes in about his DIY goggle kit he is designing out of lazer cut
bamboo which should be availble soon to compliment his new Badger Quad he just released... http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....projects/page4
Post #40 Vince77 with some good info about Fresnel lenses
Post #53 ShawnG shows of his DIY HMD and answers follow up questions
Post #66 RcLab1 with some links to Fresnel lenses
Post #121 Saqueeb finds a sh!t hot deal on 7'' and 9'' monitors.
Post #144 Mich75 with some technical sh!t about field of view....made my head hurt!...lol
Post #165 Mich75 with a link to a cool DIY HMD build thread
Post #173 Saqueeb with an "unbuild'' of his new 9'' Phillips video screen....actually he is uncasing it and getting it ready to put in his HMD
Post #190 Saqueeb with his HMD build
Post #208 Trauma50 with his HMD build
Post #223 Chanyote66 with some links to cool ''mini'' monitors he found and links
Post#264 I show off my force feedback Joystick and throttle ground station cockpit. I think its prety cool. We discuss FPV joystick control in the following post. (The True build thread of this begins on post #397 listed later on in this index also)
Post #300 Johnny is puting together an AWESOME twin display HMD that may just turn out to be a game changer in the FPV world of DIY goggles. MUST SEE!!
Post #332 I show off my new Super simple, super versital Ground station I built out of stuff from the hardware store. Kinda cool if I may say so myself......
Post #342 A follow up to my Force Feed back "Forcefly" system from post #264 (see also post #397)
Post #352 Wire mapping for the Phillips monitor off of ebay.
Post #361 Chicken Sashimi off the top rope with a really cool Mil-spec-ish all-in-one ground station using one of the ''good deal'' 7'' Phillips monitors off of ebay. This one is cool........check it out!
Post #384 More on Chicken Sashimi's Really cool Ground station with a schemadic of its wiring
Post #392 RcLab1 introduces Sci_Rosso and his really cool HMD he is building from scratch
Post #396 RcLab1 Showing off some of Rob38, of FPV plastic's, molded plastic HMD set.
Post #397 This is the true beginning of my FPV Forcefly Cockpit Simulator (FCS) or Butt Mount Control. Follow up from post #342
Post #435 Sci_Rosso Showing off the HMD Helmet he is building from scratch. This is full of pictures of the build process. I call it the Helmet of the Gods....lol. It is really cool!
Post #453 More pics of Sci_Rosso's HMD Helmet build.
Post #463 Finally, the pictures of my ForceFly cockpit are ready for public viewing. It is far from done in these pictures but you can get an idea of what it is going to look like when it is done......Pretty cool if I do say so myself.....lol
Post #474 Sci_Rosso with some more "Helmet of the FPV Gods'' Picture updates.
Post #484, 485, 487 More of my Force fly cockpit updates, Pictures, and videos of EMR Labs Forcefly unit.
Post #499 More EMR Lab Forcefly cockpit updates and pictures.
Post #524 Turbodriven shows off his DIY goggle build out of ATV goggles and foam board. Less than 50 bucks including the 5'' screen!!!!
Post #535 Finally Sci-Rosso is done with his helmet. Man it looks great!!
Post #545 Turbodriven does a real world review of a 5'' screen he found on ebay. Looks like a good one from his write up.
Post #580 Honeybadger's mini review of goodluckbuys 5'' screen and the goggles he built from Bah's DIY plans!
Post #583 Honeybadger showing off his DIY goggle (super nice setup) made out of his 5'' Screen he did the mini review on
Post #595 RcLab1 reposted a Bobs ECO goggles DIY video. It is a build video of the goggle system designed to be a cheap and easy goggle. They are also one of the goggles that I have pictured above in this post. They are a great, cheap and very easy alternative to goggles......I recomend them!
Post# 650 EMR Labs releases a demo video of the Oculus Rift used for FPV. This is shaping up to be a pretty cool project. I have been following its development on another thread and I am glad to see it pop up here in this thread. EMR Labs demo video is pretty interesting......check it out!
Post #727 and 728 xoltri shows us some pictures of his cool DIY Goggle build. He is using black coroplast to build a hood.
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I noticed that if you do a search on FPV lab for ''DIY Goggles'' not much comes up that is useful to the DIYer either.......not even Bobs thread. So with that said I decided to start this thread so it will be easier to find for others, a good source for ideas and of course a place for us to show off our projects.
I will start.
I have some pictures of my DIY goggle projects over the past year and I have finally come up with one that I think is a winner. It's comfortable, user friendly, and relativily cheap and easy to build. It is also my ground station......all in one, no wires to plug in at all. The only wires you would need is if you were to plug in a DVR or another set of goggles to it.......and it all fits on my head.......and I look stupid as Hell....lol. When I came out of my work shop all proud of my design my wife looked at me and said ''If you ever want to get laid by me again you will take that off your head right now''....LMAO. Of course she was joking (I think) but on the good point she said they were way better than anything else I had built.......(I added the ''way better'' part.....she actually just said ''better''......) Luckily I am not in this hobby to get laid......Which she responded ''obviously!''
Here are some of the designs I have come up with over the months. The last one I will be doing a build log on here very soon.....tonight probably. (Edit: build log starts at post #10) In the mean time feel free to post some of your ideas and pictures.
My first attempt.......obvious problems here but it worked really well and was very immersive. The hood is made out of dollar tree foam board and it has a Fresnel lense as do all of the other ones I have built. This one had what seem like 50 wires comming out of it that I had to hook up, but one of them was the head tracker that you can see on the top of the helmet. It uses a 7'' inch display.
My second which I was happier with. I actually just took the visor off of the helmet and attached it to an old welding helmet head suspention set. It worked really well but still had wires.
This is a set of the Bob's ECO goggles that I built out of the foam body he sent me......the body is hot wire cut foam. I zip tied them to a set of ski goggles that I had replaced the lense in with a Fresnel lense. It uses a 3.5 inch display off of ebay.
And finally here is the newest one that I am doing a build thread on very very soon. This one I am proud of. It has nothing but an on off switch to worry about. It is entirly self contained with the VTX (5.8) incorperated into it. Just put it on your head and turn on the single switch and you are ready to fly. It uses a 7'' non blue screan display and a Foxtech VTX. It has plugs to plug in a DVR or a passenger set of goggles but then you would have external wires. If someone wanted you could build this with one of thoes 7'' displays that hav a DVR built in.......its only money...lol
I will cover this goggle in much more detail in the build thread.
So there they are......feel free to make fun of them if you like or ask questions......I know they dont look as cool as a sleek set of fat sharks but my wife told me I wouldnt get laid in thoes either........LMAO