This guy made a real Ready Player One setup and it actually works… sort of


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A YouTube called ThrillSeeker has created a setup to end all setups. By adding a full-body motion capture system, a multidirectional treadmill, and even a “scent” system that pumps sweet smells into his nose, he’s created the ultimate VR experience that mirrors Ready Player One’s immersive system almost completely.

“Today we dive into a video that has been on my mind and in the words for a LONG time. For the first time I put together all of the world’s craziest VR hardware that anyone can purchase and recreated the setup found in Ready Player One’s books/movie,” he wrote.

The setup included a Varjo XR3 headset, Katwalk C treadmill, Bhaptics full body haptics, VRFree Gloves, and a Celia Scent module. While it looks cool, he said the system broke down pretty quickly under normal use, which means you and I will never be able to set this thing up correctly in a derelict shipping container in a dystopian version of Columbus, Ohio. Back to the drawing board, I guess!

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John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.He has written eight books including the best book on blogging, Bloggers Boot Camp, and a book about the most expensive timepiece ever made, Marie Antoinette’s Watch. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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