Virtual Reality - Development and Arcade

Daniel Bartels
Rising 5th – Rising 8th Graders
July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bring a filled water bottle from home each day.
We will spend part of each day collaborating on our own virtual reality creations using Unity3D and the Oculus RIFT and wrap up each day exploring the creations of others, including: games, experiences, 360 movies and more. Most days will begin with a short discussion including videos of where extended reality technology has come from and where it is going. Extended Reality, XR, includes virtual reality, VR, augmented reality, AR, and mixed reality, MR.
Campers will also have the opportunity to use the Microsoft Hololens (a wearable holographic computer) and our Garmin VIRB 360 Degree camera as well as other softwares (Autodesk Inventor, 3DS Max, etc) that are useful in creating VR content. We expect a wide range of previous experience with VR among campers and will strive to create a differentiated learning environment that meets the needs of all campers. Campers that choose to focus mainly on development will acquire skills that they can continue build on after the week concludes.
Daniel Bartels is the STEAM coordinator for the Middle and Upper Schools at Collegiate. He has taught physics and mathematics since 2002 and has developed and mentored Collegiate’s FIRST Robotics teams since 2004.
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