FUTURE MODELS

Aside from the 25 modules ready for production there are a further 20 modules that we are currently considering for future development. For more details check out out website. We hope to commence prototyping in the second half of 2015 with a view to bringing several new modules to market by early 2016.

SINGLE SEAT GYRO

I would like to...

…experience the feeling of weightlessness but without the physical exertion of the standing gyroscope.

Outline Specification

Child and adult seat mounted securely to inner ring with appropriate safety harnesses.

Can be set up to rotate about the vertical or horizontal axis or just spin in any direction.


Twin Seat Gyro

I would like to...

…have a fairground ride in my back garden!  

Outline Specification

Twin child seats mounted securely to inner ring with appropriate safety harnesses.

Can be set up to rotate about the vertical (see roundabout) or horizontal axis or just spin in any direction.


Home Zorb

I would like to...

…try zorbing but I’m a bit worried about tumbling unconstrained down a hill onto a busy road, or I’d like to do it in my garden but I just don’t have the space.

Outline Specification

Zorb ball mounted on the inside of the inner ring.

 


Roundabout

I would like to...

…have a roundabout in my garden.

Outline Specification

See Twin Seat Gyro.

 


Jogging Wheel

I would like to...

…go jogging in my garden.

Outline Specification

An infinite running track mounted on the inside of the inner ring based on the hamster wheel.


Home Office

I would like to...

…have an office at home but don’t currently have the space.

Outline Specification

Outer ring rotates as required about the vertical axis with the middle and inner rings fixed horizontally to provide a base for a circular desk than can revolve about you as you work.  Suitable weather protection required.


Motorcycle

I would like to...

…ride on a futuristic motor cycle and get a fully immersive gaming experience in my home.

Outline Specification

Motorcycle seat, peddles and handle bars mounted on the inside of the middle ring.

Head mounted or wrap around display provides a riders eye view of the race.

Suitable (simple) algorithms determine the resolved direction of force on the rider at any point in time and apply this to the position of the bike within PlayBase such that the force of gravity acts as a proxy for what is happening in the game (obviously limited to 1g).

If the bike is accelerating at a constant 1g the bike is then tilted upwards at an angle of 45° to reflect the resolved force acting on the rider.

Similarly with deceleration the bike tilts downwards and with cornering is canted at an angle.


Racing Car

I would like to...

…drive a racing car and get a fully immersive gaming experience in my home.

Outline Specification

Car seat and controls mounted on the inside of the middle ring.
Head mounted or wrap around display provides a drivers eye view of the race.

Suitable (simple) algorithms determine the resolved direction of force on the driver at any point in time and apply this to the position of the car within PlayBase such that the force of gravity acts as a proxy for the real thing (obviously limited to 1g).  See Motorcycle.


Fighter Jet

I would like to...

…fly a fast jet and get a fully immersive gaming experience in my home.

Outline Specification

Cockpit mounted on the inside of the middle ring.  Probably use the same seat as the Racing Car.

Head mounted or wrap around display provides a drivers eye view of the race.

Suitable (simple) algorithms determine the resolved direction of force on the rider at any point in time and apply this to the position of the bike within PlayBase such that the force of gravity acts as a proxy for what is happening in the game (obviously limited to 1g).


Test Rig

I would like to...

…subject something I have made to g force or vibration.

Outline Specification

Universal mounting platform on inside of inner ring.  Motorised computer controlled movement of rings to provide required acceleration patterns.


Assemble / Inspection Mount

I would like to...

…position a relatively heavy component or subassembly at different angles quickly and securely for working on or inspecting.

Outline Specification

Universal mounting platform on inside of inner ring.  Either manual fixing or motorised computer controlled position of rings to provide a sequence of positions.


Telescope Mount

I would like to...

…position my telescope to look at a fixed point in the night sky or track the movement during the night.

Outline Specification

Universal mounting platform on inside of inner ring.  Either manual fixing or motorised computer controlled position of rings to tracking capabilities.


Climbing Frame

I would like to...

…have a climbing frame in my garden that can be set up in a multitude of different positions.

Outline Specification

Universal fixing bars that lock the rings in different angles and provide the mounting points for a range of climbing fixings.


Jacuzzi

I would like to...

…have a Jacuzzi but think its too expensive.

Outline Specification

Low cost alternative that utilises the PlayBase structure in basket mode with additional ground supports to contain a flexible tank.


Spaceship

I would like to...

…have a Spaceship in my garden.

Outline Specification

Potential for fixed or floating spaceship mounted on either Centre Stage or Floating Sun Deck modules.


Pirate Ship

I would like to...

…have a Pirate Ship in my garden that feels like its in the ocean.

Outline Specification

Ship structure mounted on existing Floating Sun Deck Module.


Swing

I would like to...

…have a swing in my garden.

Outline Specification

Circular swing based around a large tire with inside netting suspended sideways from a swivel joint mounted to an extension of the the PlayBase frame.


Under Storage

I would like to...

…have a base to PlayBase that can be used as a garden store.

Outline Specification

Under PlayBase draws and ladder extension.


Geodome

I would like to...

…use PlayBase outside all year round.

Outline Specification

Clear dome over outside of PlayBase.


Bedding

I would like to...

…have round bedding on my PlayBase bed.

Outline Specification

Range of child and adult bedding / futons / mattresses etc. designed to fit PlayBase bed Modules