San Rafael Public Library

3D Printing and Virtual Reality

Posted by miriam on

August 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
San Rafael Public Library
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Reference Desk

Check out our 3D printer or to experiment with virtual reality using our VIVE virtual reality system.  Open to all ages!

3D Printing:

Drop in to watch our 3D printer in action and learn more about how it works. Those who attend will also be able to sign up to have an item from our pre-selected menu printed for them. No reservation is necessary for the 3D portion of the event.

VIVE and Oculus Go Virtual Reality:

Whether you’ve experimented with virtual reality systems or not, here is your chance to try out one of our many games. Fly around the planet and visit distant locations with Google Earth; step into a virtual work world with “Job Simulator;” or solve puzzles as you interact with a cool virtual world with “Retne.”

Reserve your place by stopping by a reference desk or calling the library at (415) 485-3321

You have the option of signing-up to use the Vive, or Oculus Go virtual reality systems.  Which should you choose?

The Oculus Go may be a good choice for those who haven’t experienced VR before and want a simple, fun first experience. With the Go you’ll be able to turn your head to see 360-degrees around you, but walking towards something will not bring you any closer to it. In contrast, with the Vive you are able to explore the full digital space that you see. However, it may take you a little bit longer to become comfortable using the Vive system.


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