Virtual Reality

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Steps to Access and Use

Step #1: Permits and Fee

Ensure you have:

[-] A CoE permit (blue, red OR green is sufficient) and have paid your materials fee for this semester. Our student staff are required to swipe your ID every time to verify.

or

[-] A valid M-Pass. You must show our staff your physical M-Pass and WisCard.

Note: College of Engineering faculty and staff are not required to pay the materials fee, however, they must have a CoE permit. 

Step #2: Reach out to our technical staff at maker-contact@engr.wisc.edu

VR for Teaching (Free for all Faculty/Staff at UW)

In the spring of 2019, the Makerspace started a 1-year pilot program with the Provost’s Office wherein any faculty or staff member at UW-Madison may check-out up to 20 Oculus Go headsets for teaching from the Kohler Visualization Lab.

If you’d like to reserve one or more headset(s) for your class, please make a reservation online here.

Notes:

  1. There is no cost to the instructor.
  2. Only the Oculus Go headsets are part of this pilot program. Other Kohler Vis Lab AR/VR equipment requires an M-Pass or CoE Shop Permit.
  3. The Makerspace student staff provide basic technical support.
  4. This is only for faculty/staff at UW and not for students or student orgs.

Equipment Specs

Click here for a complete list of equipment.

Make Model Qty Type Permit Required
HTC Vive 2 Headset with base station, controllers Blue
HTC Vive Pro Starter Kit w/ Wireless 1 Headset with base station, controllers, wireless Blue
HTC Vive Tracker 2 Blue
Microsoft HoloLens 1 Headset Blue
Occipital Bridge 1 Headset Blue
Samsung Gear VR 1 Headset, Galaxy S8 phone included Blue
Samsung Gear 360 1 360 degree camera Blue
Humaneyes 3D 360 VR camera 1 360 degree camera Blue
Leap Motion Controller 1 Tracks both hands and all 10 fingers precisely and quickly. Blue
Oculus Rift + Touch 1 Blue
Oculus Go 26 None
Oculus Quest 5 all-in-one gaming system built for virtual reality None
Google Tango Developer Kit 1 Tablet Blue
Google Cardboard 1 Needs phone to work Blue
Dell Mixed Reality Headset 1 Headset does not need base station Blue
Samsung Mixed Reality Headset 1 Headset does not need base station Blue
Google Day Dream 1 Needs phone to work Blue
Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband 1 Armband Blue

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