Cardboard VR

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A warm welcome to the University of Edinburgh from the uCreate Studio team!

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The headset in your hands is a gift from the uCreate studio, it’s yours to keep and use for any VR content that takes your interest.

To get started, simply follow the steps below:

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1 – Register your headset

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Before getting started, we’d love it if you could register your headset by putting your UUN in the box below and hitting submit. We’ll use this data to let teaching staff know when their classes are set for using VR in lessons.

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By pressing submit you are consenting to this information being used solely for the generation of anonymous reports on the % of students with VR capability on a course by course basis.

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2 – Calibrate your smartphone

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Before jumping in we’d recommend downloading and opening the Google Cardboard app on your smartphone (android or IOS). This will calibrate your phone to your headset and provide you with some introductory experiences for VR.

When prompted to scan the viewer profile code in the cardboard app, you’ll find it on the bottom of your cardboard headset.

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3 – Take a look around!

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You’re all set. We’ve assembled a range of activities for you to try below. Take a tour of some of our favourite university sites, jump into a chat room to speak to other freshers, or explore examples of VR in music, theatre, travel and much more. Find something of  interest, pop your phone in the headset and enjoy!

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A few of our favourites!

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Campus tours
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Free (under construction)

Virtually visit the University of Edinburgh campus and take a look around some of your teaching, research and social spaces.

Campus tours

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Inception offers a wide range of VR specific experiences in music, art and culture.

InceptionVR

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Google Arts and Culture VR
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Explore museums and galleries from across the world.

Google Arts and Culture VR

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Need a headset?

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If you don't have a headset yet, they’re available for free for students and are available for collection from:

  • uCreate Studio, Room 1.12, Main Library, George Square

Access to the uCreate Studio for headset collection is currently via booking. If you would like to pop in and collect a headset, please book a slot via calendly.com/ucreate-studio/drop-in

If you are a member of teaching staff, you can request a batch of headsets for your class using the button below.

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And some others you might enjoy!

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VTime XR

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Join other University of Edinburgh students in small group VR chat rooms.

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