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April 2, 2016 AT 9:00 am

Build Your Own VR Cycling Experience for $40 #ArduinoD16

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We love the way Paul Yan integrates virtual reality + cycling using arduino in this project – check out the full write-up here!

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I’ve made an Arduino thing that can wirelessly talk to a mobile device over BLE and can now meter the revolutions of a wheel with an optical tachometer. I’m using these two hardware features to make a virtual reality (VR) cycling experience and I’ve got a working demo to share! Here’s how this works:

First, the Arduino thing is positioned to point at the back tires of a stationary bike. (I’m using a mountain bike on an indoor trainer but the beauty of this non-invasive approach is that you could use it with treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines, or anything that has a looping/revolving surface.)

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