The problem I had (mentioned in other thread) is that intermittent tension on the line ultimately pulled some of the individual wires off the PC board. I've revised so that the PC board is now encased in heat shrink (much as you describe), and then duct-taped to the top of the Cinemizers along the seam where they come out of the ski goggles. I then run the thin ribbon cable flat along the top of the Cinemizers and down through a new slot cut in the top. This way all tension is kept off the wires.
Which leads to my second question. Do you know what the individual wires are on the PC board? I am wondering if it might be possible to get rid of the battery box altogether, and just power from the ground station. Do you know if the internal power is 5V or 3.3V? Or what the individual colors mean, and which one is video?
On the C+, the wires into the PC board have the following color and arrangement:
1st row: Red, Black, Yellow, Orange
2nd row: Purple, Blue, Green, Brown
Before breaking out the oscilloscope yet to sort out what is what, i just thought I'd ask!
"220, 221, whatever it takes"
Michael Keaton, 1983.
With mine, I simply put a tie wrap around the heat-shrink to act as a bit of an anchor/bard and give the Sugru something to bite on to and then carefully pushed the board back into the goggles and encapsulated the cable-exit with Sugru.
The cable-exit now won't push in or pull out - unless you're very brutal. So far, mine's been brilliant. No issues.
But, you can always assume that BLACK is ground and RED is +. Use a multi meter on these two cables and see if you get something that makes sense.
love this thread as I preordered one of those awesome (-ly expensive) googles in May. Really hope they hit the "end of July" timeframe. I'm so jealous that you already have fun with them
Can you reaffirm how much better they are than everything else out there so shorten the time until they are shipped please? Are there any reviews out there already?
Also: How do you connect them to the base station (in my case ImmersionRC Duo) - is component cable default or do I need to hack anything?
Here is a rough perspective on how how they compare to other goggles. This is just an approximation but is easier to understand than trying to describe it in words.
Look at the full-screen image here: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5034/6...4a97c66f_o.png
Thanks so much Tim - exactly why I was looking for
Now we just need some electronics wizard to work on a perfect solution stretching from a nice light-weight cam over to a Tx which is able to transmit a 16:9 picture down to the googles (with a vendor's sun shade or your nice mod) and we're all set.
HD transmission via WLAN, 4G or $ome_new_standard would be nice, but is possibly not necessary. More interesting would be a dual Tx/camera setup to get the 3D running. I mean this is already feasible... but the question is: What is needed to get the mixing right on the ground? Or is there a way to get two video-ins running, one for each display?