Augmented Reality

Imagine the real world being enhanced with visuals, useful information or data.

Can’t quite picture it? Here’s an example: 

You’re visiting the Louvre, the world’s largest art museum in Paris.
As you walk through the different rooms, you can simply hold up your phone to a painting and thanks to Augmented Reality (AR), you’ll see images, text or even sounds on top of what you’re already looking at through your phone’s screen.

It’s an altered version of reality because elements are superimposed on top of the actual reality.

AR is the in-between between the real world and VR Virtual Reality (VR). In both cases, you can create an interactive virtual environment. Through algorithms, you place objects or extra information in the real world. You get to see the world with an extra twist. It’s a great technology to bring abstract concepts to life.

AR can be used for a broad range of purposes, from business to education.

The potential is limitless, but where to start?

At The Urban Camp we teach you how to use Unity (a cross-platform game engine) so you can create easy and simple projects in Augmented Reality. We design workshops that are relatively simple. Everyone can do it and you don’t even need a headset. In these AR workshops, we give you an intro to AR and we  show you how to build your own special undisclosed project from scratch. After the workshop, you will be able to create your own 3D animated undisclosed project in Unity.

This workshop blew my mind! I didn’t even know how to use Unity and just by paying attention and following the instructor’s steps, I was able to start a project I never imagined I would do! I can’t stress enough how technology is genderless, ageless and is accessible for anybody who is curious about what is happening in the present and the future. Be a futurist

Edna RojasFounder + Director at The Urban Camp

This is what you will learn

  • The foundations of Unity
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality
  • Learn about AR foundations in Unity
  • Create a simplified version of a favourite game within gamers
  • Create your own 3D AR project

Mike didn’t have much relevant experience before joining a 10-week XR development program. He only had a little coding experience from engineering school and some experience modding games. Mike and his 3 co-founders applied for a startup incubator program at Invest Ottawa. It was clear that VR was going to become his focus in his professional life. They won “Best Pitch” out of the competing companies at the finale event. His company name is Propel VR.

DURATION

2 hours per workshop

For the schools, sourses delivered on a monthly basis
(must commit to a minimum of 3 months).

AGE/LEVEL

  • 8-15 years old
  • 16-18 years old
  • 19+ years old

FORMAT

Online + On-Campus Hub

(Due to COVID-19, all programs are currently being held online)

HARDWARE + SOFTWARES

  • Platform provided by The Urban Camp
  • A laptop or desktop

LEVEL

English level B1 and up required

COOL FACTS

Mike Waldron went from being an aerospace engineer to becoming the CEO of a VR studio. His passion for gaming opened up an amazing new opportunity. His ‘AHA’ moment came in 2014 while he worked in a Nuclear Research Reactor. Mike suddenly realized the value of immersive real-time gaming and simulation technology while he was training to be shift supervisor at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

A day in the life of a Futurist

  1. Intro to Unity
  2. Intro to VR
  3. Intro to AR
  4. Hands-on undisclosed project
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