The Indiana State Library is proud to offer kits to help libraries in determining if they should invest in a maker space, a robot or Virtual Reality program. The kits can be reserved by contacting your Regional Coordinator who will bring the kit to your library. The Virtual Reality kit will remain at your library for a period of up to 3 months so you can test the various components and determine what would be a good fit for your library. The kit can also be used with patrons.
Contact your Regional Coordinator
HTC Vive Virtual Reality Kit Components:
- 1 set of HTC Vive Virtual Reality Equipment (including head set, 2 hand controllers, 2 light houses and cables)
- 2 tripods for the lighthouses
- 1 computer (not wireless compatible)
- 1 keyboard
- 1 mouse
- Downloaded games list on HTC Vive VR Kit
Frequently asked questions:
How much does all this cost?
The State Library has complied a list of current prices to be used as a guideline should your library wish to purchase any of the components from either kit. Note, this is just a guideline. Retailers will vary.
How do I incorporate these into library programming?
Below are some websites that ISL staff have found valuable.
- Public Libraries Online – provides programming ideas
- California’s Virtual Reality Experience – installed VR systems in over half of the public library jurisdictions in underserved communities
- Library Use of New Visualization Technologies – a blog post by MIT Information Science Graduate Intern, Diana Hellyar
Where can I get more help?
Below are some YouTube Playlists that ISL staff have found curated to help you with learning the bots:by