Autodesk inventor is a pain for animating stuff like this but I’m never one to shy from a challenge 🙂
A large elasticated band supports the weight of the user, and platform, and the linear actuator lifts and lowers them. Fast, responsive and most importantly : cheap! Seems pretty crazy that you can spend $4k on an actuator for every motion range except heave!
Now it’s just a matter of time waiting to see what happens….. On Wednesday I wasn’t even sure it would be done, I rebooted my laptop and suddenly neither video card would work… turns out it was some stupid bug from the latest Oculus drivers which leaves an entry in your registry causing the fail. AVG was hanging when I tried to get into safemode and I was pulling my hair out for 7 hours until I figured what the problem was. It seems like problems get worse when you’re under pressure but I kept it together, tried the usual fixes and problem solving until I finally pin pointed it. Brand new obscure bugs are the worst to track down since only a handful of people have also had it…
In the meantime I decided to do a little research in to KPIs, or Key Performance Indicators. Basically you head over to www.similarweb.com, type in the URL of your competitors in your field and it throws a bunch of information back at you such as the estimate of their traffic, where most of their links come from and where they advertise…. it’s really very neat, and free. A great way to check out other simulators.
It’s pretty hard to know exactly how many sales the other companies are getting but comparing our traffic to most of the others puts us in a pretty nice position already, despite only having a website for a short time and still have no product to sell. it seems most of the other sim makers out there are resting on their laurels and we’re going to swoop in and pick up all their potential customers! 🙂
Since I have my freshly revived skills of video editting back in use I think it’s time to put together a proper video of exactly what the feelthree is, how it works and why it’s so cool. This is long over due and means people will have a 5 minute visual demonstration of all the cool ideas we have and how we’ll manage to put it together so affordably…
“BlueTiger provides ±20° of independent pitch and ±20° of independent roll. However, the nature of the BlueTiger geometry also moves the rider through ±10″ heave, ±8″ surge, and ±8″ sway associated with the pitch and roll movements.” No details