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Hololens Holster

AnnAnn
edited October 2017 in Q&A and Discussions

Hello. I'm working an AR project at USC and am looking to find/make a holster that will guarantee that the Hololens is always in the same starting location. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how a holster should be designed? Or where one can be found? I've found that a foam head can wear the Hololens but am not sure it'll be a reliable holster.

Answers

  • Whats your use case? Microsoft have some specifications for Spectator View that allows users to 3D print a bracket for the HoloLens.

  • @Ann said:
    Hello. I'm working an AR project at USC and am looking to find/make a holster that will guarantee that the Hololens is always in the same starting location. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how a holster should be designed? Or where one can be found? I've found that a foam head can wear the Hololens but am not sure it'll be a reliable holster.

    The technology is somewhat old, but someone took a 12 inch by 12 inch cube block of polystyrene used for children's games and cut out the relevant area with an electric hot knife, 1/8 inch wire heated via a car battery.

    The cutter is crude but the end result was good. If you have a Weller electric soldering iron. You can find or build a similar copper knife to cut out the area
    For more professional approach see
    see Styrofoam Carving Blocks

    Then buy the Hot Wire Cutter and Accessories

    Much cheaper than $300 for the HoloLens mount in metal , and probably much cheaper that the £199, that the online 3D print company will charge to print this.

    You cannot fashion 3D plastic like polystyrene , you must reprint the lot!!(yep $199) a time

  • @Peter_NZ said:
    Whats your use case? Microsoft have some specifications for Spectator View that allows users to 3D print a bracket for the HoloLens.

    We're not using the holster for Spectator View. Instead, we're trying to get a placeholder that'll guarantee that the Hololens is always in the exact same starting place for each experience.

  • @Jimbohalo10 said:

    The technology is somewhat old, but someone took a 12 inch by 12 inch cube block of polystyrene used for children's games and cut out the relevant area with an electric hot knife, 1/8 inch wire heated via a car battery.

    The cutter is crude but the end result was good. If you have a Weller electric soldering iron. You can find or build a similar copper knife to cut out the area
    For more professional approach see
    see Styrofoam Carving Blocks

    Then buy the Hot Wire Cutter and Accessories

    Much cheaper than $300 for the HoloLens mount in metal , and probably much cheaper that the £199, that the online 3D print company will charge to print this.

    You cannot fashion 3D plastic like polystyrene , you must reprint the lot!!(yep $199) a time

    That sounds like a good idea. Thanks!

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