Workshop 2 - VR & AR
The second workshop we was able to experience VR & AR technologies such as the oculus rift, HTC Vive, These technologies allow users to immerse themselves in any sort of world or environment as long as they stay near a powerful computer that runs the technology. In the workshop we was able to use the HTC headset and the controllers in a short demo based around looking around and pulling back a catapult to fire at boxs. This really showed me how the technology can be used to completely separate you from reality and make you feel like you are actually somewhere else. A future use of this technology could be using to educate and train via simulating scenarios such as piloting space ships or trains, or training surgeons accurately with less cost and without and danger.
Workshop 3 - Electronics
In the third and final workshop we was introduced to, two different kinds of custom electronics circuit creators. The first being called Littlebits, these are a collection of prebuilt electronic components that clip and stay together via magnets. You are able to switch between parts at will to suit your needs for it, these parts include a battery, lights, switches, motors and buzzers. I believe that these kits would be best used as a simple way to introduce kids to electronic and how they work. The customizability that littlebits provides also allows flexibility for what people want to create. Due to their size Littlebits are very portable allowing them to be used in anyway such as thermometer for in a fridge to check if said fridge is working as it should.