HTC VIVE HOLODECK PC – Part 3: The one about VR

Part 1
Part 2

In our last episode, I wrote about the final construction and initial thoughts on the PC I built to drive my HTC Vive headset.  Now that I’ve been using it for a few weeks, it’s time to start talking about my thoughts on the build and on VR.  Stick around, it’ll probably be thrilling or at least interesting enough to occupy you for a few minutes in between Pokemon Go captures.

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HTC Vive Holodeck PC – Part 2

Did you miss Part 1?  Find it here!

Welcome back, VR lovers!  When last we spoke, I was sourcing parts for Holodeck, the PC that would drive my HTC Vive.  You can read more about it here.  Today, I’m going to speak a little bit more about the actual build.

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HTC Vive Holodeck PC – Part 1

Photos, etc. in Part 2
VR experience in Part 3

Hello, sandwich lovers!  It’s been a long time but I’m a terrible writer, so it’s probably for the best.  Today, we’re going to talk about virtual reality or “VR” as the kids are calling it these days.  I recently got my hands on a nifty little piece of kit called the HTC Vive.  This is one of the first-gen VR headsets recently available in the consumer space.   Now, there are several reasons I selected this one: There are really only two players in the field at the moment, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.  The rest are all of the “stick your phone into this plastic shell” variety.  I really wanted a VR set up that was cutting edge and Oculus’ privacy policy seems to be getting worse every week.  Luckily, the HTC seems to have better specs anyway, plus it’s backed by Valve’s Steam so you get that whole infrastructure along with it. What I did not have, however, was a PC that was anywhere near powerful enough to drive it.  Enter the Holodeck.

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