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Tundra Tracker Prototype Construction

Updated: Mar 8, 2021

What is with the plastic?

At this moment in time, the photos that have been shared are using prototypes made with Multi Jet Fusion MJF 3D printing. You can learn more about MJF here. 3D printing enables us to iterate fast on plastic components, we also use SLA printing frequently. 3D printing is a prototyping tool, not a production solution. As outlined in the schedule, we will continue to build prototypes with 3D printing in DVT-1 and DVT-2 but transition to injection molded plastic for MP.

Why does it have holes?

The tracking system relies on detecting IR light emitted from the SteamVR Basestiation. The optical properties of the 3D printed plastic are more difficult to control than in Injection molding. For this reason, we simply remove the material above the sensors. It is a tactic just for prototyping, Sensors will be covered in the MP version of Tundra Tracker.

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Nathan Pendergrast
Nathan Pendergrast
Feb 14, 2021

I was wondering about the capacity (mAh) of the battery inside of the tracker. Is it listed anywhere? What should be expected of the tracker in terms of run time?


Hi! will your trackers be equipped with outputs like the output pin of HTC Vive trackers? We are very interested in your trackers but without the ability to send binary sensor signals to Steam they would be of no use. We want to use them to track objects but also to send triggered signal from this objets...

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