Deck X Assembly Guide

Below is a step by step guide to assembling your Deck X HMD, each image is annotated and captioned.

Your Deck X Kit already comes with the integrator/t261 mount. This is because this part is printed in carbon fiber to better handle the temperatures of the realsense t261, you do not need to print it yourself.

Step 1- Set up the Optics Bracket

You will need the following

  1. 3D Printed Optics Bracket

  2. Heat Threaded Inserts (x8)

  3. Soldering Iron

You may also find it helpful to acquire these special soldering iron tips specifically for inserts.

Locate the Optics Bracket

Step 2- Power Filter Installation

You will need the following

  1. Optics Bracket Assembly

  2. Power Filter Board

  3. M2.5x0.45 5mm Button Head Phillips Screw (1)

Locate the hole illustrated here

Step 3- Install Leap Motion Controller

You will need the following components for this step:

  1. Leap Motion Controller

  2. Micro-USB to 6-conductor ribbon adapter board

  3. 6-conductor ribbon cable

Gather your optics bracket assembly, 6-conductor ribbon cable, and Ribbon to Micro-USB Ribbon Adapter Board. Locate and remove you Leap Motion Controller from its package

Step 4- Display Driver Board Installation

  1. Optics Bracket Assembly

  2. Leap Motion Controller mounting spacer (3D printed Part)

  3. Display Driver Board

  4. Self Threading Screws (x3)

Locate your Leap Motion Controller Mounting Spacer

Step 5- Install Power Jumper

You will need:

  1. Optics Bracket Assembly

  2. JST Power Jumper

Step 6- Prepare Display Trays

  1. Display Trays (25, or 75cm depending on which focal length you want. If you're unsure choose the 25cm to start with.)

  2. Heat-set inserts (8)

Step 7- Peeling back the display ribbon cables

If you have the new ribbon cable extensions skip to Step 9B

It will be very helpful to read through this step in full before proceeding. Pay Careful Attention and exercise patience. This is the hardest step in assembly of the headset. (Note that step 7-4 has multiple photos, you have to scroll down to see them)

  1. Patience

  2. BOE 3.5" 1440px1600p displays

Locate your displays and place them face down on your assembly surface. Make sure that the surface is clean and clear of any debris that might scratch the display surface. Do not remove the protective film from the display.

Step 8- Install Displays

Now that our display ribbons are no longer stuck to the backs of the displays, we can slide them into the trays. Start by partially peeling the protective film back from the display using the attached tab as illustrated. Don't completely remove the film.

Step 9a- Installing the Display Assembly (Left Side)

Assuming that you're assembling a 25cm headset, per our recommendation above, fold the ribbon, never creasing if avoidable, as shown in the sequence of pictures that follow.

Step 9a- Installing the Display Assembly (Right Side)

Just like the previous step, go ahead and bend the cable like shown, careful not to crease the cable.

Step9b - Installing the Displays with the Ribbon Cable Extensions

We recently introduced a new product to improve the installation and safety of the display process. The ribbon cable extensions remove the need to peel the display cable and provide a cleaner overall installation experience. Please see the following video for instructions:

Step 10- Preparing the T261 mounting bracket

Newer headset kits come with a piece that does not use the heat set inserts, you can skip this step if your part t261 mount looks different from the one shown below.

Locate the t261/Integrator Mounting bracket, this part is printed using PETG, which has a higher thermal threshold than the previous PLA prints, as such you will need to make sure your soldering iron is at a higher temperature.

Step 11- Installing heatsinks on the t261

oh boy fun stuff! Grab the included thermal paste, three heatsinks, and t261 sensor/mount.

Step 12- Installing the Fan

Take note of the notch on the t261 bracket, we'll be using this to align and fasten the fan.

Step 13- Installing the t261 sensor

On this step we will be installing the t261 sensor, note the two holes on the t261 and on the mounting bracket.

Step 14- Installing the Integrator Board

Installing the integrator board is as simple as 1,2,3,4. for screws and it's in! As with previous screws be sure not to over tighten them.

Step 15- Integrator to t261 Connection

In this step we'll be installing the ribbon cable that connects the integrator board to the t261.

Step 16- Attaching the Integrator to the Optics Bracket

It's the home stretch now! Let's attach the Integrator to the Optics Bracket!

Before we screw in the Integrator Mount we will need to plug in the display cable. You don't need to force it in, but it should be firmly connected.

Step 17- Connecting Power

Locate your usb A to usb C cable, you'll be using the usb C connector to plug into the headset.

Step 18- Building the Lid

Locate your Lid, D-Pad, and two round buttons, for this step we'll be installing the buttons and button control board.

Step 19- Attaching the Lid to the Optics Bracket

Attaching the lid is pretty simple, though there are a lot of screws to keep track of. You'll need four m.2 screws to attach to the heat threaded inserts, and two self threading screws.

Step 20- Adding Padding

Don't skip this step! Padding is important, and 3D prints are not comfortable when applied directly to your forehead.

Step 21- Installing the Combiners

Installing the combiners is one of the easiest steps, no screws, no glue, just form fitting polycarbonate!

Step 22-Final Adjustments

Now that the Combiners are in place it's time to lock in the optics bracket. Get two (2) M2.5 screws and fasten the display trays to the optics bracket at the mounting points on the bottom of the bracket.

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