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Hub for low-cost virtual reality

Welcome to IQ-station.org, a community hub for open-hardware low-cost virtual reality.

Our goal is to bring together practitioners interested in learning and sharing about the materials and methods to create working virtual reality systems from commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and open-source (as well as some commercial) software.

The primary repository for our community information is the wiki (wiki.iq-station.org).  The wiki is available for public reading, with editing access available by request.

The name stems from the qualities of the COTS-based product: Inexpensive Interactive Immersive Interface (I-quaded-, or IQ-) station [
Sherman 2010] (though our community is open to those who use other names).

Some topics covered in the wiki include:

  • Discussion of 3DTV technologies and models
  • Information about low-cost tracking solutions
  • Applications known to work well on IQ-stations

There are many institutions working on similarly inspired systems:

Welcome to the community, and please join the discussion.

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