USB Head Tracker Head Tracking D.I.Y Clip for Freetrack, Opentrack, ETC or a TrackIR replacement clip
Table of Contents:
- Benefits of USB Head IR Tracker for Gaming
- Head Tracker DIY Kit
- How Does USB Head Tracker Work?
- Compatible Games
- USB Head Tracker DIY Kit Contents
- Step-by-Step Instructions
Introduction USB Head Tracker
Gamers are always looking for ways to enhance their gaming experience. One way to do this is by using a IR tracker. A head tracker allows you to control your game using your head movements, making it feel like you are really inside the game. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using a USB head tracker for gaming, and how to make your own DIY kit.
Benefits of USB Head Tracker for Gaming
USB head tracking have many benefits for gamers. Firstly, they allow you to fully immerse yourself in the game. By using head movements to control your character, you feel like you are really in the game. Secondly, USB head trackers are more precise than using a mouse or keyboard. This is because the head tracker can detect even the slightest head movements, giving you more control over your character. Finally, IR head trackers are easy to set up and use. You can simply plug in the head clip and start gaming right away.
USB Head Tracker DIY Kit
If you are interested in using a USB tracker for gaming, you can make your own DIY kit. The head tracker DIY kit includes everything you need for a fully working IR USB clip. This kit is compatible with Freetrack, Opentrack or Alternative TrackIR Replacement USB gaming clip.
The USB head tracker DIY kit is made from plastic, which makes it durable and allows some flexing if knocked or twisted while retaining its structural shape. This means that you won’t bend it out of shape, which could prevent the LED from lining up. However, this kit does require you to solder the components and wires yourself.
How Does USB Head Tracker Work?
To use a USB head tracker, you will need a compatible webcam and the head tracking clip. You will also need to install the free software that comes with the kit. Here are the easy steps to get started with USB head tracking:
- Install the software from the website (info included in the package)
- Turn on your webcam (webcam not included)
- Plugin the head clip
- Run your game
The three LEDs that are invisible to humans are picked up by a compatible webcam or TrackIR receiver. This allows the software to track your head movements and translate them into character movements in the game.
There are many games that are compatible with IR trackers. Some popular examples include Elite: Dangerous, ARMA 2 & 3, Euro Truck Simulator 2, and FSX. Most new games have this feature working straight out of the box, so you won’t need to do any extra setup.
USB Head Tracker DIY Kit Contents
If you are interested in making your own USB head tracker, the kit includes the following items:
- 3 x LED’s
- 2 x Black Wire
- 1 x Resistor
- 1 x Head Clip
- 1 x Head Clip Backplate
- 2 x 1.5mm Heat Shrink
- 3 x 15mm Heat Shrink
- 3 x 10mm Heat Shrink
- 2 x Cabal ties
- 1 x USB 2 Meter Cable
- 1 x Step-by-Step Instructions to help you complete your USB head tracker Clip