Modular Oculus Rift Sensor Mounts

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Summary These modular hangers allow you to wall-mount your Oculus Rift sensors to the wall in just about any configuration you choose. A Sensor Holder secures the sensor in place and gently guides the cable towards the wall. You can then mount it in one of three types of hangers: Corner Hanger for mounting the sensor in a 90-degree corner between two walls Flat Hanger for mounting a sensor perpendicular to a single wall Angled Hanger for mounting a sensor at a 45-degree angle to a single wall I've included the Fusion 360 archive file as well, if you need to adjust any of the parameters. Print Settings Printer: XYZ Printing da Vinci Mini W Rafts: No Supports: No Resolution: 0.2mm Infill: 10% Notes: Sensor Holders should be printed upside down, with the long, thin, flat edge against the print bed. All parts print well without raft or support. Infill should not be necessary at all, but I left mine at the 10% default. Post-Printing Ensuring a Good Fit You may need to clean up your parts a little bit to ensure that they fit together without sticking. Using an sharp hobby knife, clean off any burrs or edges inside the joint socket. I've found this makes it a lot easier to separate the parts again after they're put together. The tolerance on the models is set quite high, as my printer isn't particularly accurate. So you shouldn't have much difficulty. However, if you just can't get them to print properly, you can try editing the joint_tolerance parameter in the Fusion 360 file to give it a bit more "wiggle room". How I Designed This These were designed completely in Fusion 360, using parametric modelling. First, I designed the sensor holder as one component. I then designed a socket which would connect the sensor holder to the various mounts. Each mount was then created as another component, based on the mounting socket. This way, all the parts are based off the same parameters and sketches, so they adjust to changes appropriately. I used this to make several prints and tweak settings until I got something that worked just right. Mounting Instructions Required Hardware Hangers can be secured to the wall with #8-10 x 1 in drywall anchors and screws. You can get the ones I used via Home Depot. (Alternate) You can try using small Command strips instead of screws. Those can also be purchased from Home Depot. If you try these, leave a comment and let me know how it works for you. (Optional) Sensor can be held firmly in place using 1/4-20 x 3/4 in machine screws. You can get ones similar to the ones I used via Home Depot. Installing the Mounts These instructions assume you are using drywall anchors and screws. If using Command strips, wood screws, etc, make adjustments as necessary. Decide where you want your sensors to be I personally recommend the 3-corner mounting setup as recommended in this blog from Oculus. Alternatively, if your room isn't suitable for this, you can mount sensors to flat walls either perpendicular or at a 45-degree angle, depending on your needs. Print the required hanger For each sensor, print a Sensor Holder. To mount a sensor in the corner of a room, print a Corner Hanger. To mount a sensor perpendicular to a wall, print a Flat Hanger. To mount a sensor at a 45-degree angle to a wall, print an Angled Hanger. Measure the height I recommend 7-8 ft off the floor, depending on the height of your ceiling. Make sure to leave a few inches above the mount in order to connect the sensor holder. Measure the height you want and mark it with a pencil. Pre-drill the holes If you purchased anchors and screws, the package should list which size drill bit to use. (In my case, it was a 3/16 in bit.) Otherwise, use your best judgement given your choice of mounting hardware. Place your selected hanger against the wall with the pencil mark as your guide. (If using the Angled Hanger, I recommend also using a level against the bottom of the hanger to ensure that it flush.) Holding the hanger firmly in place, pre-drill holes for your screws using the holes in the hanger as a guide. Insert the drywall anchors Set the hanger aside for now. Insert the anchors into the hole you drilled. Gently tap it fully into place, being careful not to damage it. (If it refuses to go in without bending or crushing, you can drill out the hole very slightly larger.) Mount the hanger Place the hanger against the wall, with the holes lined up with the holes in the anchors. Drive the screws into place, being careful to tighten them down evenly on both sides. Assemble the sensor mount Unscrew the Oculus sensor from the default stand. Insert the stem of the sensor into the hole at the front of the sensor holder. It should be a snug fit, but not require much force. Insert the sensor cable into the guide on the side of the sensor holder. (Optional) Secure the sensor to the sensor holder using a 1/4-20 x 3/4 in screw. Hang the sensor Slide the sensor holder into the socket in the hanger mount. It should be very snug and fit securely. Repeat for each sensor Run sensor calibration Enjoy VR!

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