SteamVR Tracking

Find information about and help with Triad's SteamVR Tracking solutions.

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Written by John Seibel and Reid Wender

Sensorcheck is showing missing locations on my 13-sensor flex cables for my SteamVR™ Shoto HDK.

I see missing sensor locations on my 13-sensor flex cable in lighthouse_console if I run the sensorcheck command on my Shoto HDK.
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Written by John Seibel
Updated over a week ago

Fixing the middle sensor on the Shoto 13-sensor flex v1

Instructions for a small solder fix to get the middle sensor on the Shoto 13-sensor flex to work
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Lighthouse Gen 2 Protocol

Information about Valve's Sync on Beam Generation 2 Protocol
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

How to add a button to the Shoto HDK?

Instructions for adding one or buttons and haptic feedback to the Shoto HDK through the expansion connector.
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Why the name Shoto?

Triad's new SteamVR Tracking HDK is called Shoto, why?
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

What is the difference between original and new SteamVR Tracking HDKs

Triad released a new 'Shoto' SteamVR Tracking HDK in August 2018. What is new and different about this HDK?
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

How to opt into SteamVR Beta

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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

How to Check the SteamVR Hardware ID

An article how to read and write the HDK Hardware ID
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Why the concave surfaces on Tracked Objects?

The concave apertures help make for a good tracked object.
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

SteamVR(TM) Lighthouse Protocol Documentation

Some "unofficial" documentation about SteamvR Tracking Protocol
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

OOTX - Lighthouse Base Station Data

SteamVR Tracking base stations send out optical information to inform tracked object about the base station's eccentricities...
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Do I have to write software for the Tracking HDK?

The SteamVR Tracking HDK has an FPGA, Microprocessor and Nordic Radio. How do I write or get software for these ICs?
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Camera-based Tracking versus Swept Angle Laser Tracking (SALT)

Triad's tracking technology is Inside-Out SALT tracking. Some other systems use Outside-In tracking...what's the difference?
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

How to get access to SteamVR HDK in Steam

Walk you through the steps to sign-up for SteamVR Tracking and once inside SteamWorks how to find the HDK section.
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

SteamVR Tracking without an HMD

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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Mechanical dimensions of the SteamVR Tracking HDK Boards

Mechanical dimensions for the various boards in the SteamVR Tracking HDK - Core Module, Eval Board, Chiclet Boards.
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Photodiode Sensor Covering

The photodiodes on a tracked object need to be covered with some type of diffusing, translucent material for best performance...
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Can I buy TS3633 ICs from Triad if I don’t have a SteamVR Tracking License?

Triad's Light-to-Digital Converter ICs (TS3633 & TS3633-CM1) can be used for all kinds of tracking apps with or without a SteamVR license
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Where can I find SteamVR Tracking HDK documentation?

Valve provides a complete set of documentation for the SteamVR HDK that can be downloaded from your Steam account - here's how
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Where can I find longer flex cables?

The 'Chiclet' Sensor boards connect to the HDK with 4" flex cables. What do you do when you need longer cables?
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Help with sensor placement

Designing a Tracked Object involves determining the ideal photodiode sensor placement. Here's a tool to help automate the process.
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

How do I get a SteamVR Tracking License?

SteamVR Tracking is a royalty free, free to sign license -woot, woot
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Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago