Showing posts from October, 2014

A Weekend of Making Virtual Reality Very Real

It was only a matter of time before it happened but October 17-19, 2014 was the first SF/Bay area Virtual Reality Hackathon held at the Gray Area Theater in San Francisco's Mission District. Initiated by those from the SF/Bay Area Virtual Reality community and with big help from the Web3D Consortium and LEAP Motion , the hackathon brought together developers, designers, and other enthusiasts for a weekend of collaboration on various virtual reality projects. It started Friday night with a VR Mega-mixer and a couple presentations before diving into hackathon logistics. with plenty of demos for visitors to try out including my favorite from  Sixense  who brought their  Star Wars Jedi trainer app  that uses their new Stem controllers. NASA's JPL team presented on a collaboration they did with Sony on a prototype VR system using their Morpheus headset to control robots for mining asteroids, and CTO David Holz from Leap Motion gave an interesting view with his p