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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
History and Alternatives: This headset (and controllers) actually is the lower-cost alternative to the original longstanding desire to buy an HTC Vive for the space. The expense for the Vive included both a dedicated gaming PC, along with the headset - a total pricetag of approximately $2500. An additional alternative was to query the membership to source a unit for loan or used-equipment purchase (which did not bear fruit). The Windows MR unit, purchased new (with warranty), is ultimately much less expensive than a used Vive and gaming PC. The additional complexity involved with HTC Vive ownership included dismantling the system after each use in order to secure it from theft.  
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History and Alternatives: This headset (and controllers) actually ''is'' the lower-cost alternative to the original longstanding desire to buy an HTC Vive for the space. The expense for the Vive included both a dedicated gaming PC, along with the headset - a total pricetag of approximately $2500. An additional alternative was to query the membership to source a unit for loan or used-equipment purchase (which did not bear fruit). The Windows MR unit, purchased new (with warranty), is ultimately much less expensive than a used Vive and gaming PC. The additional complexity involved with HTC Vive ownership included dismantling the system after each use in order to secure it from theft.
 
 
 
 
  
 
== Receipts ==
 
== Receipts ==

Revision as of 09:08, 12 April 2018

Sponsors

  • Jason Araujo
  • Kathryn Born


History

  • Mailing List Announcement: 2018-04-12
  • Officially Proposed: 2015-04-12
  • To be Voted on: 2018-04-24
    • Yes:
    • No:
    • Present:
  • result:


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Vote Summary: A Window MR Headset for PS:One - Virtual Reality for Education and Entertainment

Vote to purchase of a Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset (with controllers) for use by PS:One members, video game development workshops and during PS:One events


The headset would be used in the following scenarios:

Members could schedule and check out the headset for development projects and use* Headset would be the cornerstone of a free, 4-part educational workshop on VR/AR development in Spring/Summer 2018 and subsequent educational initiatives Headset would be used during special immersive experience events and at additional events held at PS:One


Cost: $399

Link to product: [1]

Background

History and Alternatives: This headset (and controllers) actually is the lower-cost alternative to the original longstanding desire to buy an HTC Vive for the space. The expense for the Vive included both a dedicated gaming PC, along with the headset - a total pricetag of approximately $2500. An additional alternative was to query the membership to source a unit for loan or used-equipment purchase (which did not bear fruit). The Windows MR unit, purchased new (with warranty), is ultimately much less expensive than a used Vive and gaming PC. The additional complexity involved with HTC Vive ownership included dismantling the system after each use in order to secure it from theft.

Receipts