a blend of hardware and software
Fear Sphere was developed out of a desire to push the boundary of traditional virtual reality experiences. Using an MPU6050, Arduino Pro Mini 328, and a simple joystick we constructed a controller which acts as portal to another world. The interior is powered by an OPTOMA ML750 short-throw projector which allows us to project the game world onto the inner wall of the sphere.
The sphere itself is made of simple HDX 10 ft. x 100 ft. Black 6 mil Plastic Sheeting and a LOT of black duct tape. To achieve an effective projection surface, the inside was painted with a dark gray custom latex primer paint. This gave us a uniform, matte surface which would provide a vibrant image, while simultaneously blocking out any ambient light.