Happy New Year Everyone
As I’ve just created my new blog I thought I would bring you all up to date with where I am with the project as of January 2019.
Overall project status – New Kickstarter planned for Feb/March.
The custom PCB has been designed and ordered and is arriving at the end of the month for testing.
An awesome shell for the Sinden Lightgun has been designed and built (under wraps till the Kickstarter).
The prototype now uses a 60fps camera and the post processing on each frame is around 5ms.
The Sinden Lightgun software can now add a border itself around the game by a hotkey or an assigned button press on the Sinden Lightgun. This functionality only seems to work on Nvidia (Geforce) video cards at the moment.
Two Sinden Lightguns can be used at the same time.
The production Sinden Lightgun is going to have a large number of button inputs to reduce the need for keyboard and/or gamepad interaction when using Lightgun games.
The injection moulding for the shell is going to be very expensive, this means the Kickstarter goal will actually be funding hitting the minimum order values for things like the PCB. The injection moulding will be paid for by myself as a one off significant investment in the long term project.
I’m working on Linux support and expect to achieve this by the Kickstarter launch.