Last August 8-11, we were fortunate to participate at the 2017 China-US Young Maker Competition. It was a great event, the Chinese Maker community is vibrant and growing. It’s awesome to see great projects and young Makers in one event!
The entry project for the competition is the IoT VR SnowGlobe. Snow Globe hosting a Virtual Reality Website. Play w/ snow in VR via HTC Vive, Tilt the Snow Globe and snow starts falling.
During our stay, we were able to visit Great Wall of China. While we were there, our friend Mike gave us a Chinese straw hat. It was very useful, lots of walking in the heat so I used it as a fan. It was hot up there.
The competition started with a 24-hour Hackathon, we decided to build a prototype of a VR Hat. The goal is to re-experience the event (Great Wall) thru Virtual Reality. Think of it as a slideshow viewer with a twist; Using the hat to transport thru different 360 photos of the event.
The participant wears a VR head mounted device. Each time the participant wears the hat, it loads a random 360 photo of the event. To be transported into another experience, the participants removes the hat and wears it back. The image on the laptop is what you will see inside VR.
It’s a simple interaction paradigm to shift different VR experiences.
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