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VR Driver Simulation Prototype – An Introduction to “Moki”
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill
NOTE: From 2019, this website is not being updated, until some issues are resolved. But be assured development continues unabated! The best ways to achieve the intended goals have become clearer from prototype work, and the path forward will involve different IP and funding to that originally conceived. The following is the early stages journey:
In Aug 2016 a start was made to build a proof-of-concept prototype. Here is a pictorial summary of this amazing story. Kellie jokingly christened it “Moki” as it has somewhat assumed “the other woman” status, given the time spent in the workshop on it! Turns out this cutsie name is now a generic NZ Maori term for raft, but originally meaning a large raft built from disparate materials in preparation for more difficult voyages to unknown / far-off places. How apt!
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
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17/05/17 (3 min) Maiden Voyage with Chris – 1st ever human passenger. Some rough edges, eg controller stickiness (better potentiometers coming), clunking from base pads (will put elastomeric membrane under them), and the accumulator is not yet fitted and will make it faster and smoother when it is. But not bad for a first go! Further experimentation soon resolved minor glitches and “clunkiness”, but you will see all that in a future video when other items completed…
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci
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15/05/17 (2 min) Demo run now main hydraulic issues sorted. Accumulator not yet fitted and it will be even faster and smoother when that happens. But need to do detailed trials to determine best system pressure first, then can charge accumulator to suit and fit it.
19/03/17 (15sec) She Moves, She Moves!!! But not much due to wrong part supplied…
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” – Albert Einstein
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