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Thread: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

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    Undead Pirate d_stilgar's Avatar
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    Default Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    Hey everybody. I've been talking to some guys at Novint about them sponsoring a contest here. Most of the details have been hammered out, and the last few are being sorted out now.



    The challenge will be to modify a Novint Falcon ball grip. All those participating will receive a ball grip for free to modify. I will post a video showing how to disassemble so it is easy for everyone.

    In short you will need to have the fab skills for a grip of your design and the ability to solder four buttons (it's really easy).

    The contest will run (tentatively) from April 15 to June 1.
    The winner will receive a Novint Falcon for free to use with your custom grip!
    Those of you that do not win can purchase anything from the Novint Store 20% off with the coupon code modsandends.

    What I need from you guys now is a head count of how many people want to participate. Who's in?

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    If you can't hack it, you don't own it! Oneslowz28's Avatar
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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    Ill enter it.

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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    Maybe I've been living under a rock.....but what is that?
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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    Quote Originally Posted by burntheland View Post
    Maybe I've been living under a rock.....but what is that?
    It's a haptics feedback gaming controller for the PC. I own one. More or less it allows you to feel what is happening in the game, but it works in a very similar way to a normal mouse. After about 3hrs of Team Fortress 2 I was good enough to have the 3rd highest score on a 16 man team.

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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    That's a pretty sick looking controller! And they GIVE you one to mod? hmmm.....
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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    Just to clarify, would we be able to keep the unit we modify or does it go back to the company?
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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    I'm definitely interested
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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    Normally I would love to participate in this but I'm away from home for almost the entire contest. Should be cool to see what people come up with.
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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    I'm in.

    To clarify, you get one of the ball grips to modify; not the entire controller. Check this page for details about what you'd be modding.
    http://home.novint.com/products/grips.php

    Side note: I wish they would make an interface to Bioshock, Bioshock 2, or Borderlands (= Diablo 3d crack)

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    Default Re: Novint Falcon Grip Challenge.

    Sure, sounds fun. The timeframe is convenient too, since that'll give me about 20 days after the end of the semester (ie, more free time to work on it).
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