Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Workshop
OIST Maker Club presents:
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Location: OIST Village Center Meeting Room
(OIST Access, OIST Campus Map)
Participation is free of charge.
Come and build your own virtual reality headset out of cardboard. No skills or tools required, but bring a smartphone with Cardboard compatible software on it. See http://www.wrongdoing.org/cardboard-links.html for links to lists of apps.
Colin Rowat, an active participant in the UK Maker scene, and his sons have volunteered to lead the workshop. We will put the cardboard VR headsets together, try them out, and discuss content. Colin and the boys have run Cardboard workshops at EMF Camp in the UK this past summer and Tokyo Hackerspace in February. The photos show the boys helping workshop participants assemble their headsets.
We're using Unofficial Cardboard kits, and we will have 15 Classic and 5 Large kits available, so please sign up at the OIST Maker Club Virtual Reality Workshop Signup Form to make sure you get a kit that fits your phone. Each kit costs 2000 JPY, which you can pay at the event.
- Unofficial Cardboard Classic Size【15 kits available】
Width – 133mm (5.23 in)
Height – 80mm (3.15 in)
Depth – 90mm (3.54 in)
- Unofficial Cardboard Large Size【5 kits available】
Width – 155mm (6.10 in)
Height – 88mm (3.46 in)
Length – 98mm (3.86 in)
Aside from the 30+ apps on the official Google Cardboard Apps page, you can also test drive a Volvo, use the secret Google Street View VR mode, and take a trip to The Shire with us.
More apps are available from VR Codex, and many other sites on the web.
Don't forget to sign up and let us know if/which kits you need. See you there!
OIST Maker Club Virtual Reality Workshop Signup Form.
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