While presenting on the Hololens at Twin Cities Code Camp (TCCC) (www.twincitiescodecamp.com) – had the opportunity to do an awesome YouTube interview with AB’sTech (YouTube Channel).
Pleasure to get to know you Aaron! Thanks for the opportunity to speak with you about the Hololens. :)
Microsoft is ecstatic to announce the twentieth anniversary edition of their flagship IDE: Visual Studio 2017!
Join us for a local product launch event on Friday, March 17th at Centare’s Brookfield office. (300 North Executive Drive Suite 300, Brookfield, WI 53005)
Register HERE for Free!
Hear from local technical experts Mitch Muenster (Xamarin), David Pine (C#), Scott Addie (.NET Core) and Lance Larsen (HoloLens) as they showcase what’s new and shiny for developers. This is a free event sponsored by Microsoft and Centare!
09:00 – 09:50 AM: Xamarin10:00 – 10:50 AM: .NET Core Tooling11:00 – 11:50 AM: C# 712:00 – 12:50 PM: Lunch01:00 – 02:00 PM: HoloLens
One question I get every time when showing off the Hololens is how long does the battery last?
The quantitative engineer in me wanted a precise answer, so wore the Hololens until the battery died (general usage) – recorded times and % battery…
Definitive answer ~4 hours, 13 minutes!
Microsoft is creating some very cool “Cognitive Services” that we as developers can easily utilize in our applications to accomplish some amazing results with a few simple calls to these Azure service.
If you haven’t setup the Cognitive Services – take a look at Setting up Azure Cognitive Services.
We’ll start with the “Face [Detection] API”
“Detect one or more human faces in an image and get back face rectangles for where in the image the faces are, along with face attributes which contain machine learning-based predictions of facial features. … The face attribute features available are: Age, Gender, Pose, Smile, and Facial Hair…”
As my eventual goal is to integrate these into Hololens for you guys – we’ll be doing this integration into UWP (Universal Windows Platform) – but starting with desktop apps.
Completed project is up on GitHub @ FaceApiUwp
Ok, let’s dive right into code! Fire up Visual Studio…
I’m fortunate to be at the forefront of Augmented and Virtual Reality development – combining that with my years of contacts from running the awesome MADdotNET (Madison’s .NET User Group) – makes it possible to do Corporate Outreach on a regular basis.
Excited to head out to talk to one of my favorite companies NRC (New Resource Consulting) on Feb. 23rd.
Have some phenomenal Hololens development information to pass on – and hope to excite some new developers to push the boundaries of what they know and where they are going…
Augmented Reality is the future.
Greetings fellow Holonauts! In the continuing saga of Holographic awesomeness – here are updated Step-by-Step visual instructions for setting up your Unity 3D application to run on your HoloLens with the all new version of Unity 5.5.1!
Been very busy working on Hololens applications for clients and potential clients – and I’m now working on new presentations and blog posts for some very exciting Hololens / AR / VR topics! Strap-in and follow along.
Always refer back to “A Holonaut’s Guide: HoloLens Development Resources” for everything you need and links to all things HoloLens!
Don’t forget to join myself and others in keeping up with everything new for HoloLens / AR / VR news – follow HoloSoft on Facebook – and visit our HoloSoft site!
So – start by downloading the newest version of Unity – at this time 5.5.1 – the free version is excellent and does everything we need.
Now my Holonaut, let’s dive into creating your first Hololens Holograms!
So pleased that I’ve been able to share the experience of a HoloLens with well over 2000+ people just since //BUILD/ this spring – with likely 1000+ actually being able to experience the amazing view for themselves! (especially demoing four of them at once for 16+ hours at That Conference, the official Summer Camp for Geeks!)
So, now what? We know what the HoloLens can do… We know how to “bloom” and “click” – we know the amazing tech specs – we know that RoboRaid is one of the best games of all time – what next? Simple – HoloLens 201 Tour is in the works!
Building the Age of Experiences: Hololens + IoT
The Information Age has Evolved, Welcome to the Age of Experiences!
We are living through another critical stage in the evolution of technology, we are at the very beginning of looking at our world through augmented eyes. We – and those that follow us — will no longer be satisfied with looking at a flat computer screen at our desks, or even on our mobile devices. We will come to expect and demand to be immersed within our environment with but a single glance through augmented eyes.
Join Lance Larsen as we explore the technologies that are enabling the Age of Experiences, and how we as developers can unite both the Hololens, IoT devices and sensors to usher in the new age!
Had an amazing time being able to show off the amazing reality rEVolution that is the HoloLens – here was just some of the previous HoloLens 101 tours.
Past HoloLens Tour Stops!
(6.22.2016) Madison Mobile Meetup(8.02.2016) Milwaukee .NET User Group(8.8 – 8.10.2016) That Conference (Hands on Demos) (4.10.2016) LCNUG (Lake County .NET User Group) (4.16.2016) Twin Cities Code Camp (TCCC) (4.18.2016) Geek Lunch(4.26.2016) Madison VR Meetup (5.04.2016) MADdotNET (Madison)(5.05.2016) Business Reach-Out (CUNA Mutual)(5.14.2016) Madison Mini-Maker Faire
Welcome everyone to get in touch with me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and will do anything I can to share the awesome technology that is the HoloLens!
Had an awesome time with my family at the Madison Mini-Maker Faire, which had 2500+ attendees! Went there to support my daughter’s FTC Robotics team (for which myself and my wife are the coaches) – and brought my Hololens – was showing off the Hololens and a spontaneous line formed. 6 hours+ of demoing (with a recharge in the middle) had many more amazed Hololens converts! What an awesome piece of technology – thanks Hololens team!
Channel 9 – Lance Larsen on Microsoft HoloLens…
Feel that I did the Hololens justice – very excited to be one of the guys that gets to show it off – and help educate others on what a revolutionary device the Hololens is…
Thanks David Giard for a great interview! Fantastic conversation!
Bachelor's in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Master’s Degree in Computer Science & Applied Mathematics with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Cognition.
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