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A virtual reality helmet with Siberian character

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2015 promises to be a hot year in the field of virtual reality devices. Such foreign companies as Oculus Rift, Sony, AntVR, 3DHead, GameFace, and several others are already developing prototype helmets, and some of them are even planning sales in the near future. However, given the current dollar exchange rate for many, the price of such devices in rubles is likely to be quite high.
In Russia, things in this rather promising field do not stand still either. At the moment there are already several registered projects engaged in research and design of virtual reality devices. For example, just the other day a developer from Siberia has announced its prototype virtual reality helmet with a code name VRD v.0.1 and a screen resolution of 1920×1080, which corresponds to the resolution Oculus Rift DK2 and similar counterparts.
A virtual reality helmet with Siberian character
A little backstory.
The initial version of the prototype helmet had a 1280×1024 screen and a homemade case :
A virtual reality helmet with Siberian character
A virtual reality helmet with Siberian character
This helmet was assembled from the available tools and components for a total cost of about $80.
The present version already uses a 1080p screen and freetrack-based head tracking:
A virtual reality helmet with Siberian character
Given the current shortcomings of the prototype, the author has plans for the next versions to use a head tracking system based on a gyroscope and magnetometer, compatible with the Oculus Rift, as well as a more modern 1440p screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 dots.
It should be noted that this project and the Internet resource itself, dedicated to accessible virtual reality, is being developed by just one person so far.
According to the developer, the project started as a hobby, but at the moment, if we speak the language of the industry, there is every reason to consider it a hardware startup.
The final cost of the VRD helmet should not exceed $250-300, which could be quite competitive and affordable for Russian fans of virtual reality technology.

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