The best way for people to understand virtual reality (VR) is to experience it, which is why VR Camp started a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign last month to enable it to bring VR to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada’s Black Rock desert. That campaign has now finished and VR Camp has hit its funding goal.
VRFocus previously reported on VR Camp campaign which aimed to raise $10,000 USD and hit $10,354 USD from 44 backers. VR Camp plan consists of a large screen (30? x 20?) for cinematic display of a variety of VR experiences including motion-capture suits tied to a giant Godzilla and a Mechanoid who dance together along with the crowd. Each night will have a different feature up on the big screen. On each side of the screen are two large “expo tents” (40? x 20?) each containing eight demo stations running the latest VR hardware and software.
The VR Camp is the brain child of organiser Shannon Norrell, who describes himself as a VR enthusiast, wants to show people how ‘cool’ the technology is. Norrell is a Burning Man veteran having worked on several large projects for the festival over the years, including The Trojan Horse and the Alien Siege Machine.
Even though VR Camp raised its target amount, that $10,000 USD, “Doesn’t even come close to covering the costs of bringing VR to Burning Man,” Norrell states on a Kickstarter update and has setup a PayPal for anyone wishing to donate.
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