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Makerspace: Virtual Reality

Provide a collaborative technologically focused environment for SU students and staff to invent, create and learn while sharing.

What is Virtual Reality?

VR uses cutting-edge graphics, best-in-class hardware, and artistically rendered experiences to create a computer-simulated environment where you aren’t just a passive participant, but a co-conspirator. With a VR headset, you’re fully absorbed in realistic 3D worlds, creating a major shift in how we experience the digital realm. Source

VR Equipment Available

We have the following VR equipment available in the Makerspace: 2 Oculus Quests

Did you know that, with VR, you can learn a new language, teleport almost anywhere in the world, or step aboard the International Space Station? VR has the potential to transform how we play, work, learn, communicate, and experience the world around us.

Consider the possibilities in healthcare. Oculus partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to build a VR simulation that enables medical students and staff to be fully immersed in high-risk pediatric trauma situations where split-second decisions mean the difference between life and death. Source

Oculus Quest Specifications:

Panel Type: Dual OLED 1600x1440 & Supported Refresh Rate: 72Hz (default)

USB Connector: 1x USB 3.0 & Tracking: Inside out, 6DOF

Audio: Integrated, in-strap

CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 835 & CPU Notes: Developers have access to 3 gold cores that can run at a max frequency of 2.3 Ghz

GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU & GPU Notes: The GPU availability is capped at 710 MHz if Guardian is on automatically, otherwise capped at 670 MHz. T

Memory: 4GB total & Lens Distance: Adjustable Source