At Leap Movement, we envision a future the place the bodily and digital worlds mix collectively right into a single magical expertise. On the coronary heart of this expertise is hand monitoring, which unlocks interactions uniquely suited to digital and augmented actuality. To discover the boundaries of interactive design in AR, we created Mission North Star, which drove us to push past the constraints of current methods.
As we speak, we’re excited to share the open supply schematics of the North Star headset, together with a brief information on find out how to construct one. By open sourcing the design and placing it into the arms of the hacker group, we hope to speed up experimentation and dialogue round what augmented actuality might be. You may obtain the bundle from our web site or dig into the venture on GitHub, the place it’s been printed below an Apache license.
Our purpose is for the reference design to be accessible and cheap to construct, utilizing off-the-shelf elements and 3D-printed components. On the identical time, these are nonetheless early days and we’re trying ahead to your suggestions on this preliminary launch. The mechanical components and many of the software program are prepared for primetime, whereas different areas are much less developed. The reflectors and show driver board are custom-made and costly to provide in single models, however grow to be cost-effective at scale. We’re additionally exploring how the elements is perhaps made extra accessible to everybody.
Mission North Star factors a future the place the bodily and digital worlds mix collectively right into a single magical expertise.
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The headset options two 120 fps, 1600×1440 shows with a area of view protecting over 100 levels mixed. Whereas the traditional Leap Movement Controller’s FOV is considerably past current AR headsets resembling Microsoft Hololens and Magic Leap One, it felt limiting on the North Star headset. In consequence, we used our next-generation ultra-wide monitoring module. These new modules are already being embedded straight into upcoming VR headsets, with AR on the horizon.
Mission North Star could be very a lot a piece in progress. Over the approaching weeks, we’ll proceed to publish updates to the core launch bundle. Tell us what you assume within the feedback and discussion board thread. If your organization is all for bringing North Star to the world, e mail us at email@example.com.
It’s time to look past platforms and kind elements, to the core person expertise that makes augmented actuality the subsequent nice computing medium. Let’s construct it collectively.