Head track clip

by Jewcookie, published

Head track clip by Jewcookie Mar 17, 2013
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This is a 6DOF headtracking clip i made for use with Freetrack. It uses the default settings for a 3 point clip in freetrack.
For people unknow to headtracking. This LED clip is used in combination with a Wiimote or a webcam. A piece of software translates your headmovement into motion in games. For example, if i look right my view will pan to the right in my flight sim.
The software can be downloaded here http://www.free-track.net/english/
For best result use a Wiimote since the infrared camera in the Wiimote is pretty good.


I printed it 100% infill at 0.1mm layer height.
For assembling the wires and the infrared LED's I made the clip in 2 halfs. This way you can use super glue to glue the LED's in place and glue the wires to the frame. Then glue the 2 parts together. For powering the LED's i used a standard 3 LED bicycle light.

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I had to tick the "build plate" option in Cura otherwise it lifted during printing.
Otherwise, looks great!

Hi ! Is this compatible with Trackir ? I lost my hat clip and was wondering if I could use this one. Thanks !

Not sure if you got this sorted yet. "Free-track" is what I see everyone use in the youtube videos so it seems to be the best option since everyone there builds their own headtrackers, it seems.


Hey, i have no idea since i never used TrackIR. It uses the same priciple so i assume it should work. Why dont you try it!

Should the halves be mirrored?

I added the DXF file. You can make it like you want it and print it. :)

Thanks, I'll see what I can do!

Thank you so much!! This is exactly what I've been looking for. Here I am trying to use PEX tubing and coat hangers when I have a 3D printer sitting idle...

Sweet! Upload a pic if you want, always nice to see. :D