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Tracker USB via pogo pins?

Contributor

Tracker USB via pogo pins?

Is it possible to communicate over usb with the tracker via the pogo pins rather than the usb socket? The cable hanging out like in the gun prototype is quite ugly and a hazzard for being snapped off etc, Espesially for objects where the tracker will sit atop a pole or similar and the cable will hang out the side like a P.

Cheers,

Sol

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Community

Re: Tracker USB via pogo pins?

Hi @solexious, I believe that's possible, although I'm not an expert here.

 

I'd suggest you take a look at the Developer Guidelines (download them here). To me, it looks like you're describing 'use case 5' here.

 

If you haven't, also take a look at our SDK and hardware FAQs.

 

Let me know if you don't get the answer you need there and I'll follow up.

Contributor

Re: Tracker USB via pogo pins?

Thanks for the reply. Sadly the guideline hints at it, but only lists the pogo pins as connections for buttons, no word about usb. Would love to know if it could be done!

Cheers

Sol

Contributor

Re: Tracker USB via pogo pins?

Any news?
Vive Staff

Re: Tracker USB via pogo pins?

Hi - here's some useful Vive Tracker blogs - we'll be updating documentation soon

 

http://www.talariavr.com/blog/vive-tracker-initial-documentation/

 

https://medium.com/@mattwiechec/sending-feature-reports-to-the-vive-tracker-over-usb-e25b39ac10c5

 

let me know if you have any additional questions :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settler

Re: Tracker USB via pogo pins?

the pogo pins are good for digital signals, if thats all you need your golden. If you want to do anything complex or have analogue, I suggest you find a way to hide the usb cable.

Contributor

Re: Tracker USB via pogo pins?

Digital signals, yes. But also for charging the Vive Trackers and even output. Having dabbled with the USB too I have to say it's a whole different level of complexity software-wise as well, setting up protocols, etc. If you go down that road, I guess a good first step is to find a USB connector that is angled to hide the cable more easily.