Igwarr wrote:There are plenty of existing display mounts we could already use and replace the smartphone with the Odroid setup.
It would have to be a HDMI capable display. The official Odroid HDMI display is 7" and 800x480, so its too large and too low resolution (screen door effect). GPIO based displays are too slow. Most displays are not high refresh rate capable, so be prepared to vomit a lot from motion sickness.
Igwarr wrote:I would like to advance this by adding motion sensors for head movement tracking and a small camera ( there could be 2 for sterioscopic video recording)
The MPU-9150 can be used for tracking and can be interfaced via I2C. http://www.invensense.com/products/motion-tracking/9-axis/mpu-9150/
There is not enough bandwidth and processing power to handle 2 cameras.
Igwarr wrote:would there be any advantages to clustering 2 boards.
In most cases, there would be no benefit. Device like the MPU-9150 have a DSP on board to "cook" the motion data and output a simple quaternion.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaternion
Igwarr wrote:All thoughts critiques suggestions and tips are welcome .
If its educational value that is important to you, then proceed. Even if the project is a total failure, you will have learned WHY and will be better for it. If your goal is to be the next Palmer Luckey, then its unlikely the proposed design will be bought by Facebook for billions of dollars.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmer_Luckey