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January 10th, 2017

Looking for Some Open Source Virtual Reality?

For those of you who like your reality virtual and your software open, there are options — such as this nifty headset our Phil Shapiro found while searching YouTube.

The Screening Room

Razer OSVR HDK2 virtual reality headset.

Virtual reality is the big deal these days and it’s great to see open source is alive and well in this realm. This newly uploaded video shows one of the VR solutions open source enthusiasts can explore and enjoy, the Razer OSVR HDK2 virtual reality headset.

Here is some further info about this solution, including some cautions worth noting.

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at [email protected]

4 comments to Looking for Some Open Source Virtual Reality?

  • HOJ

    .. VR is nice, I guess, but some people have problems when they try to us it…

  • Randal

    Yet another VR thing, of which I never see them being put over peoples heads who wear glasses. ADA compliant, I think not.

  • Michael

    I wear glasses with the Viveand it works fine. The only complaint I have with any of these VR systems is that none of them really work well for me with narrow IPD

  • The thing is, what I really want is a comfortable solution for working *in private* even when I’m in a public setting, like an airplane or a cafe. I don’t want head or hand tracking, I want someone to ship a comfortable HMD. We finally have the glass for it, dammit.