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February 16th, 2017 · No Comments · News

Experience cutting-edge technology at the STAC with two additional pieces of equipment!

What is Oculus Rift?
Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset. It offers superb stereoscopic 3D visuals and utilizes head tracking technology for a highly immersive experience. The device works by creating a 3D image to detect the user’s head and body movement.

Endless Exploration With the Rift’s advanced technology, you will immerse yourself in a sensorial environment. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there.

Procedure Two Oculus Rifts are available during designated STAC hours.  Patrons will be permitted no more than 60 minutes on the Oculus Rift in a given day. The STAC’s Oculus Rift is available to use with programs picked out and downloaded by STAC Staff.

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What is a Universal Laser Cutter? 
The laser cutter can accurately and quickly laser cut intricate designs over a wide variety of materials, including acrylic, wood, glass, and textiles. The laser can also engrave, emboss, and rasterize materials. The machine contains a honeycomb cutting table that hold materials without fixtures and removes smoke and debris that can have effect overall quality.  Everyone who wishes to use the laser cutter must attend a training session.

Approved Materials:

  • Acrylic *
  • Plywood (1/8th inch thickness)
  • Heavy cardstock
  • Anodized aluminum
  • Glass
  • Denim

Plastics containing vinyl (PVC, PVF, PVA) and pressure-treated wood are not allowed for use in the laser cutter, due to inhalation hazards when cutting these materials. *Not all acrylics are laser cutter-friendly – to ensure a good quality cut without melting your piece, please make certain your material is suitable for use in a laser cutter.  For materials purchased outside of the STAC, an MSDS sheet is required.  Additional materials can be used with the approval of the STAC student supervisor.

Training:

Monday, February 20, 2017 1:30pm

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30am

Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:30pm

Friday, February 24, 2017 2:00pm

Limited amount of slots for each workshop.  Please sign up by e-mailing stac@bgsu.edu your name, email, day and time you plan to attend.  Please list a  1st and 2nd choice of dates because we can only have 8 people in each training session.  Workshops will last 90 minutes and you will have completed a small project as well as receive a card that you will need so you are allowed to use the Universal Laser engraver/cutter.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us restating the date and time you are able to attend. 

For more information, visit the STAC web page.

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