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The Factory: Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Interested in developing for VR? We have an Oculus Rift 2 Developer Kit and an HTC Vive set up for you to use in the Factory. 

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift 2 Development Kit

Oculus Rift

Specifications and Info.

Circulation Information

  • Catalog Record: In-Space Use only
  • Not A Developer? Check with the Media Library: Check Availability / Place a Hold
  • Fines Rate: $10 per day late 
  • Notes: Includes: headset, 2 pairs of vision lenses, external camera for positional tracking, camera usb cable, HDMI-DVI adapter, sync cable, power cord.

Usage Notices

  • This is considered a DEVELOPMENT KIT! We can only give some guidance, if any, if you have issues using this device at home. Please check with the community of developers for guidance if you run into issues.
  • Oculus may cause eyestrain, headaches, or have other medical implications. Please use caution when operating the device. If you have medical conditions, please limit use accordingly. If you get motion sick while using the DK2, discontinue use and rest. Be sure to read all warnings contained in this PDF from Oculus.
  • The CPU on the computer that you plan to use the DK2 on needs to have SSE4.1 instructions to be able to use the head tracking camera. To see if your CPU has these instruction sets, download CPUz and run the application. The window that comes up should have a section labeled "Instructions." If you do not see SSE4.1 listed, then you may have issues when the head tracking camera. If you do not have SSE4.1 but you do see SSE4 or SSE4a, you may still have issues. Full details

HTC Vive

HTC Vive

HTC Vice

Specifications and Info.

Circulation Information

  • Catalog Record: Check Availability
  • Not A Developer?: Check Availability
  • Fines Rate: $10 per day late 
  • Notes: 2-hour use, in space only when workshops/events are not scheduled. User must have their own Steam account. We teach Unity programming for VR development.

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