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Creating Mixed Reality and Additional Support for the MakerSpace
The CoMotion MakerSpace is a social, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment that connects creative communities at the University of Washington. Students, staff, and faculty have the opportunity to create the best solutions to do more good in the world - be it a prototype, a community, a connection, or mentoring. The MakerSpace has a wide range of capabilities with augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR) headsets, woodworking tools, sewing machines, and 3D printers under one roof for makers to create their next great idea! Our scope is to grow our capabilities in order to meet the needs of the MakerSpace community and the UW community. This proposal asks STF to support two main components. The first is funding for Adobe Suites, upgrade to AR/VR equipment and computers, and 3D scanning capabilities to further enhance the MakerSpace capabilities. Second, we would like to request funds to create the first Mixed Reality (XR) area that is only available for students and the UW community. For the sake of simplicity, we will call any AR/VR/MR and other forms this technology Extend Reality (XR). This request comes from our collaboration with students, such as the Virtual Reality Association (VRA), a Registered Student Organization (RSO), whose aim is to expose students to XR and to broaden the spectrum of these experiences for the UW community.
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