Lance Larsen - .NET Architect Madison Wisconsin

All posts in Mixed Reality

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We live in awesome times for emerging technologies – encourage everyone to submit their ideas to Microsoft and potentially get developer kits for Kinect for Azure or Mixed Reality!  Check out the following link – that had this message… 

Also check out the Project Kinect for Azure website for even more ideas!

Did you know that you can apply for the Windows Mixed Reality and Project Kinect for Azure development kits?

If you have a project you would like to build using Project Kinect for Azure or  Windows Mixed Reality, you can be selected to receive the development kit for the respective program.

For Mixed Reality: https://aka.ms/iwantmr

For Project Kinect for Azure: https://aka.ms/iwantkinect


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What a great event – loved presenting at the Chicago Code Camp sharing my passion for Mixed Reality development – with my “Ready Player Two: VR Game Dev” series of talks!

Have several more chances to give this presentation – but love to spread the Mixed Reality love even more – ping me if you’d like to see it at your user group or developer conference!  :)

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Skyloft4In the new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115 (RS4) – there’s a cool new feature…

You can now take mixed reality photos directly from your controller by holding the Windows button and then tapping the trigger.

As always, you can also use your voice by saying “Hey Cortana, take a photo” or “Hey Cortana, record a video”

If you haven’t see Skyloft yet – check out my previous video


imageTalking all things Mixed Reality and Hololens at a very exciting conference coming up in Milwaukee, WI on April 12/13, 2018.

So join us at CypherCon 3.0 Wisconsin’s Hacker Conference for Mixed Reality Awesomeness!


RoomAdjustQuestion:  When using your Windows Mixed Reality “WMR” headsets, after it goes through it’s calibration, sometimes it has the issue that the floor appears too high and it feels like you’re considerable shorter than you should be…  What can you do?

Answer:  It’s not obvious – but there’s a application that you can find in the apps called Room Adjustment.

As you can see, on your Start Menu you can find the Room Adjustment application.

Launch that.  Now you can easily adjust the floor up and down to the correct height! 

Watch a YouTube video of us walking you through it!


IMG-8123Awesome – so you now own the best VR headset in the market – one of the Microsoft Mixed Reality Headset (MRH)…!!!  (or are looking to get one) 

Best in class hardware + no external sensors (“Inside-out-tracking”) + more and more applications being released every day.

And of course you want to share it…

Take it to your friend’s house…

Take it to community developer groups and show off all the awesome stuff you’re creating… 

But it didn’t come with a case… and if you search for a case online, no specific cases (or very very few) come up.

So… I bought 4 different cases from Amazon that were marketed for either the Sony PlayStation VR, HTC Vive or Oculus Rift  – and here are the results for both the HP and Samsung Mixed Reality Headsets.  Noting that the Samsung has build in headphones and is therefore larger than the HP.

(1) Hard EVA Travel Case for Sony PSVR by Hermitshell ($32.99)  [Left case in picture]
  PROS:  Best case of the group – fits both Samsung and HP – space for controllers – very sturdy case.
  CONS:  NA
  Recommended for both Samsung and HP – with controllers.

(2) Hard Travel Case for PSVR Virtual Reality Headset by co2CREA ($29.99)  [2nd case from left]
  CONS: Does NOT fit Samsung.  Very flimsy.  Overwhelmingly very strong plastic smell.  Not recommended.

(3) Khanka Hard Case Travel Bag for Sony PSVR ($26.99) [3rd case from left]
  CONS:  Does NOT fit Samsung.  Overwhelmingly very strong plastic smell.  Not recommended.

(4) Storage Case for PlayStation VR ($13.99)  [Last case in picture]
  PROS:  Fits the HP headset – sturdy case. 
  CONS:  Does NOT fit Samsung.  No space for controllers.
  Recommended for HP without space for controllers.

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imageMixed Reality: Building the Age of Experiences

Slides (without Video) from one of the several Hololens / Mixed Reality presentations.  Truly exciting times to be in tech.


imageShowing off the new Microsoft Mixed Reality devices at a lot of awesome events lately…

If you love VR (Virtual Reality) / MR (Mixed Reality) and now XR (eXtended Reality) as much as I do – don’t miss this upcoming event … on Tuesday 12/5

I’ll be there with the latest and greatest from Microsoft – including the new Samsung Odyssey MR Headsets –and- of course the Hololens :)

And sign up for the Madison XR Meetup Group for future awesome events!


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Opened up the HOLOSOFT office to the local High school and community to experience Mixed Reality and VR… 

Amazing to thing about what this technology will look like in a very short amount of time, and by the time these kids are our age – it’ll be something that we can’t even imagine today.  Truly the stuff of Science Fiction…


imageMadison Area Technical CollegeCan’t help but smile when students of any age get excited about technology! 

Spoke to the Computer Science department at MATC (Madison Are Technical College)!

Presented and demoed the latest in Mixed Reality – and as you can see in this picture, they were immersed… :)

Always willing to come talk to students or colleges to help them see what’s possible – just reach out to me!