Wherever there are people who need to be trained in complex environments or on high-priced machines with little room for error, there is a potential role for VR, according to Michael Angilletta, the associate director of undergraduate programs in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State.
Angilletta said the desire to provide students with engaging real-world experience prompted school officials to partner with Google and Labster ––a VR development company –– to create simulated environments for online students enrolled in a general biology course. Students will have the option of using VR headsets to complete the course’s lab requirements. Those that don’t want to purchase their own set will be able to rent a pair from the school at no cost.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.