Monday, April 18, 2016

Virtual Reality In Your Hands - Google Cardboard at this week's Hackerspace LA Meetup - Wed, April 20, 2016 @ 7pm

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Want to take your first steps in Virtual Reality? Join us for this week’s Hackerspace LA Meetup and learn about Google Cardboard, the inexpensive way to put VR in your hand.

Assembled Google Cardboard VR mount

Google Cardboard
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
2nd Floor - Room 2A, Van Nuys, CA (map)

RSVP HERE

From the organizer...

I only have materials to build a limited number of Google Cardboard so it will be first come first serve.

The only thing you need to bring is the material you want to use to create the viewer. Lenses, magnets and other parts will be provided at no charge on a first come first serve basis. The most used material is thick cardboard, like the one that is used on pizza boxes. I went to my local pizza parlor and asked to sell me a box for $1 and they did! Others have used vinyl sheet or corrugated plastic usually available in a DIY Craft stores like Michaels. You can also use wood! Yes wood!!! I saw one made of Popsicle like veneer sticks! Whatever material you chose to use it has to be sturdy and hard enough to hold your phone when attached to it.

Here are some examples of Google Cardboard Viewers: http://www.google.com/get/cardboard/get-cardboard/#build-it

I you want to bring your own parts, this is what you will need. You can always substitute the materials you think will best work for you: http://www.google.com/get/cardboard/get-cardboard/#build-it

About Hackerspace LA...

Hackerspace Los Angeles weekly meet up. Come by and mingle with like-minded people and see what others are working on. Find out what planned activities do we have and how you can participate.

If you are interested in helping us establish a permanent location in the San Fernando Valley you need to be here to help us plan this and make it happen.

We’ll still be holding classes/workshops of various interests once a month. I will be posting the schedule later in the week and will be announced in separate meetup for each of the workshops.

 

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