Crowdfunded controller grips, carbon fiber rifle stock, and magnetic mounts

Discussion in 'VR & Head-Mounted Displays' started by IRSmurf, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. IRSmurf

    IRSmurf 2[H]4U

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    I caved and backed a crowdfunded VR accessory, Mamut Touch Grips, after watching a review of the prototypes. Attaching them elongates the Oculus Touch controllers, which will hopefully make them fit my hands a even better. But I'm more excited about their rifle stock. The rifle stock parts are also available for order on their website, when they're in-stock. This bundle appears to be discounted for pre-orders / backers. The stock works for Rift and Vive controllers, which have distinct magnetic mounts. (The above crowdfunding campaign is for the Oculus bundle.) Estimated delivery is next month.

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    The rifle stock part seems like it could easily be done with plastic pipes. But attaching the controllers to the pipes is the hard part. The whole kit is one of the best realized VR accessories I've seen since TPCast.
     
  2. Mega6

    Mega6 Limp Gawd

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    So you backed it now we have to buy this?
     
  3. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    No pics of the actual rifle stock product yet it’s expected to ship this month? It’s going to be garbage quality.
     
  4. IRSmurf

    IRSmurf 2[H]4U

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    Yeah, until the goal is met. (Just checked, they hit their goal last night.) :) But really, I wanted to share the best gaming stock I've seen since PlayStation Aim:
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    ... which was replaced with... this...

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    Most stocks I've seen attach to the bottom of the controllers, which I find awkward.

    I have a feeling they're depending on crowdfunding money to get the molds made. In the video review of the grips, the reviewer was provided with 3d printed prototypes. The ones that ship to backers will be molded. Carbon fiber tubes are off the shelf. Everything else is gamble. The molded parts in the stock aren't highly novel. The parts I'm concerned with are the magnetic clasp and the piece that attaches to the controller. Given the reception of their "Mamut Skull" for Vive controllers, which was also crowdfunded, I'd say they know what they're doing.

    EDIT: They linked a demo of the stock. I like how the controller easily detaches for reloads. I might make a spacer to reduce the magnetic force of the attachment for the front controller to make it easier to use a pump action shotgun.
     
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  5. Mega6

    Mega6 Limp Gawd

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    Good luck with your alien pleasure device.
     
  6. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +10

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    No. No, thank you.
     
  7. Mut1ny

    Mut1ny [H]ard|Gawd

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    I wish I knew how to CAD because the idea I have for a gun stock blows all these away...this is a horrible over complicated design. Anyone feel like helping out?