VR Kit Equipment

Vive VR TLK instructions – Written and video instructions here

HTC Vive

Putting on the VIVE headset washes away the real world with fantastical experiences–from rec room-type games like ping-pong or pool to educational experiences that transform you into a red blood cell pumping through the human body. Visit the top of Everest, view museum collections across the globe and take classes in a virtual environment that allows for an incredible range of teaching possibilities. The headset is designed to utilize room scale technology to turn a room into 3D space via sensors, with the virtual world allowing the user to navigate naturally, with the ability to walk around and use motion tracked handheld controllers to vividly manipulate objects, interact with precision, communicate and experience immersive environments SteamVR™ Tracking, stunning graphics, a 110˚ field of view, intuitive controls and HD haptic feedback provide an unparalleled sense of immersion.

Find out more here.

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High-end Desktop

A powerful and very compact PC used to run any taxing technology such as: VR, 3D modeling, video editing. We currently use the Node 202 case packed with an i7, 16GB memory, and a Nvidia GTX 1070 in the VR loaner kits. Another great and compact option is to use a VR ready laptop, however, we decided to go with desktops as they are cheaper to build, maintain, and upgrade without being much heavier.

These are custom builds, contact GPLS IT for more info.

Oculus Rift

The Rift is a virtual reality head-mounted display developed by Oculus VR. The Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there.

Manual here.

Great article about VR in education

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