Chance to experience virtual reality at Oxfordshire County Library

There’s a chance to experience virtual reality on Saturday in Oxfordshire County Library's Makerspace!

Explore new technology and learn new skills between 12pm-4pm as the Makerspace ran by Oxfordshire County Council’s library team opens up a whole new world of discovery.

Local virtual reality developer Charlie George scans public spaces in Oxfordshire and turns them into 3D environments to explore, and our HP Sprout 2 computer allows 3D scanning of objects.

Come and try out an Oculus Rift and bring an object to 3D scan and then see it in virtual reality.

We'll also have Oxford Brookes University demonstrating their augmented reality reading machine and talking about a new upcoming VR workshop.

There'll also be a chance to try out stop-motion animation on our new Sprout computers thanks to HP and Zu3D.

The moving World War One virtual reality content from the BBC’s Nothing to be Written will also be available to try out on an Oculus Go.

Booking is essential for the object scanning and Oculus Rift experience. Children should be accompanied by an adult. If you have any medical concerns regarding the use of VR headsets please seek advice from a medical professional.

Visit https://vrday.eventbrite.com or https://vrday.eventbrite.co.uk/ for tickets.

The Makerspace is a place to explore new technology, learn new skills, encourage STEM and STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths), and get involved in a range of activities.