Class : Apprenti
Posts : 7
Registered on : 04/12/2014
Wow! $40 for a ps3 eye??
I killed a ps2 eye and a ps3 eye trying to mod them but I only paid a combined £10 for them, which is not whats bothering me.
What bothers me is my lack of coordination or diy skils. I could buy another ps3 eye from amazon or ebay for a fiver but I would just end up trashing the damn thing again. I paid for a ir hat from trackhat which works fine, so now I just need a webcam that allows me to get the whole thing working without having to challenge my practical skills!
It took about 10 minutes to download and set-up a completely functional and free system using an old Samsung S3 that wont connect to gsm. It works fine either plugged in via the usb cable or over wifi. It can emulate TrackIR, and works fine in E:D, FSX-SE and Falcon4.
The only drawback is that I have to mount it on my flimsy headphones with a rubber band, and the whole contraption slips off my head because of the weight of the phone. Currently studying alternative options for a mount - any ideas?
Class : Apprenti
Posts : 2
Registered on : 09/02/2015
I saw people having problems with the PS3 cams, so decided to try out the XBox 360 Live Webcam. Very easy to remove the ir filter and then cut a piece of 35mm film to fit in the same space. Put back together and you have a cam that will do 60fps at 320x240. Use AM Cam to change the exposure to -7 or -8, otherwise you will only be getting around 15fps in Freetrack. Adjust the other video filters until it makes 3 good points, takes a bit of tinkering, but once you get it right you don't have to do it again.