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Virtual Reality and AI - next challenge for a retiree

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Jamira, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Yes, would be cool to design and build in VR. Have a look at this one and imagine you could do it in VR:

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    Until now my brick stack is pretty limited:
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    But I'm working on it. My current model looks like this meanwhile:
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    Running around it in VR I found a wrong positioned part and saw that one part was missing :-)
     
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  2. narfi

    narfi Lost

    is that a lego version of your transmission gearbox?
     
  3. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    LOL no. It's just a LEGO Technic set. It is a bit tricky to understand the raster they use. Many parts I've made at the start arn't very good because I knew nothing about the system. Slowly the new parts became better and better and finally I will rebuild them all with my version of these bricks. The LEGO-parts must work in RL, my parts must work in CAD and VR.
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  4. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Today I made an Earth (~13000km diameter) and positioned my start point at 400km above the surface (approximately like the ISS).
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    But the software was completely overstrained. It couldn't show me this model.
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    Long way to go ...
     
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  5. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    At least I had access to the first draw of my houseboat for the summer. It's just a dream. I don't have the money to built it in RL. But hey, I can make it in VR:
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    Well, it's length is 0,015km only. The software could handle it :-) The model is pretty rough so far. Because I have to find solutions for all areas of living for half a year aboard a boat. The operator's cab is missing yet and a storage room at the prow. And lots of other things. But it's funny to play around with this little dream and be able to inspect it in VR.
    Best part is: I could make a model kit of 30cm (1:50) or 60cm (1:25) of it and print it. Alas, I am too lazy for that ...

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    A cannon would be cool for this one ... no problem in VR ... lol!
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  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    The LEGO kit is at this stage:
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    Finally it should look like this:
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  7. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, the model is done in Rhino:
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    Doesn't look impressive as I thought in VR:
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    This LEGO thing is a dead end road. I will stop it and focus on Game Of Thrones, my boat and such.
     
  8. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, since we wait for the grand final of HBO's Game Of Thrones, I thought about making some special places of Westeros availible for VR. Number one would be - of course - Winterfell for me:
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    But this would be a real big challenge for a beginner. Another important place is Castle Black. It is smaller and should be easy. Found pictures of the original set in Northern Ireland:
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    The wall doesn't look very impressive. And ... a thousand men there? LOL! I think it would shelter 20-30 people. But hey, it's just a fantasy story.
    Castle Black appears 57 times in seasons 1-7, including the gate to the north. Let's see what we can do from that.
     
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  9. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Off topic ...
    Beside of all this AI, VR and 3D-printing I made special stands for the speakers of my Dolby Sorround device in real life. From 3mm laser cutted stainless steel sheets, ΓΈ20mm stainless steel tubes and turned parts of beechwood as feet. Nothing new to me. But the new experiance was: I glued the steel sheets! With a really badass glue from 3M. Unbelivable! After 10 minutes the job was done. No welding, no screws, just glued. I like the times I live in with all these abilities. Laser cutted metal parts simply glued. Crazy!
     
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