VR Takes a Step Ahead with 3D printed Space Cockpit
Have you always wanted to travel to space? In that case we have some great news for you - the day when you will be able to make your dreams come true is not that far away. Of course, you will not really travel to space, but virtual reality will make the whole experience extremely real and completely unforgettable. And who do we have to thank for this amazing new discovery? The genius behind the innovation is the artist Micah Ganske, who has come up with the so called AVR project. The project combines a number of modern technologies and provides a stunning virtual reality experience, so it is understandable why everyone is so excited about it. It is time that the VR gets real with 3D printed space cockpit.
Virtual reality meets 3D printing
Two of the most exciting and interesting technologies of our time, virtual reality and 3D printing, have been combined to make sure the VR gets real with 3D printed space cockpit. The cockpit is over 6 feet tall, and it has taken 75 days to print it with a 3D printer. Ganske used his own 3D printer and additional printers from Stratasys' Bold Machines. Once the printing was completed, that in no way meant that the project has been concluded: it took Ganske weeks and weeks to finish the prints and assemble together all the parts of this mighty cockpit. And that was still just the beginning of a very long journey that will eventually lead to an amazing virtual reality experience.
Enjoy a stunning view via an Oculus Rift headset
When you enter the mighty cockpit, you know you are in for an amazing experience. The Oculus Rift headset enables you to submerge into a world of virtual reality, which will probably be more real than anything else you have seen so far. Everyone who interacts with Ganske's sculpture will be brought into a stunning virtual world; Ganske himself has said that the 3D printed cockpit is "transformed into a fully enclosed, glass EVA vehicle which transports them through a fully realized space habitat." Once you get out there, it is not just the outer space you will experience; the vast habitat is populated with some of the spacecraft sculptures that have previously been designed by Ganske.
Want to give it a try?
The AVR project was launched at Art Market San Francisco, so if you will want to experience the amazing feeling of flying through outer space, you will have to hop on a plane and fly to the West coast. Alternatively, you can visit Ganske's home base in LA and try out this amazing experience there. If none of these options works for you, don't worry - you will soon be able to enjoy this stunning virtual reality experience in the comfort of your own home. Sounds too good to be true? It is not; Ganske's AVR project will ultimately be available for Steam. This means that you will be able to try flying through outer space at home - but without the 3D printed cockpit, of course!
It seems that the world of modern technology has really given us something to get excited about again! And you? Are you ready to watch and see as VR gets real with 3D printed space cockpit?