PurpleSTARS volunteering at Museum of English Rural Life


On the 19th of April, Kate asked Becca and I to help her out at a stand for PurpleSTARS during the MERL’s late Digital Takeover.

Kate and the PurpleSTARS team have been developing a Virtual Reality version of a four seasons video in the MERL that many of the students really liked. Becca and I were helping with demoing the first version of the VR before the full version is ready around Summer. It had a really positive response and it was nice to see the public encouraging the worthwhile project.

There are also further developments of a VR game with a quad bike that the Museum has recently included on request of the PurpleSTARS team. Quad bikes are what modern farmers use rather than tractors so the team are planning ideas for a game with VR where you can sit on the quad bike and herd sheep, and also making a steering for people in wheelchairs.

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