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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!


imageIMG_6052Actively engaged in the organization and planning of the Harry Potter Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin!  Great event!

Setup a free Mixed Reality / Virtual Reality experience for children of all ages :)

We setup and ran…
- 1 Microsoft Mixed Reality Headset (with just arrived controllers!)
- 4 Hololens
- 3 Oculus Rifts
- 1 HTC Vive

The event had in excess of 40,000 attendees!  Wow…  

We ran all of our systems for two days straight – and almost always had lines waiting for each station.

Was all worth it seeing the amazement and joy on so many faces that had never tried anything like these devices – especially love the Hololens “WOW” response from so many.

Best compliment of all – from more than one – was “…that was the most magical experience we’ve had… thank you!”

Wait until you see what we have next year!

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MadisonVR_2017.10.25Awesome talk at one of my favorite meetup groups, the Madison XR Meetup!

Fantastic audience for “Imagining New Realities for XR/AR/VR – the Next Generation Human Machine Interface (Unity + .NET)

Went through current and future XR/AR/VR devices – with a focus on the Hololens and the brand new Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets! 

With my latest talk “Mixed Reality: Building the Age of Experiences with Lance Larsen (Microsoft MVP)” (now on LinkedIn SlideShare! – sans videos)

So many exciting releases of both hardware and software. :)

Looking to get the latest Microsoft Mixed Reality devices? check these out…


imageWe live in AWESOME times… Hololens + new Mixed Reality Headsets, oh my!

To develop for each of those, you need to keep up with the latest and greatest Unity Betas – download them here…

Want to save my fellow Holonauts some time – if you come across the curious problem where when you go to build and run – you’ll now see that the “Unity C# Projects” checkbox is disabled?!?  That’s not right…

The solution to this is to…

1) Open “Player Settings”
2) Expand “Other Settings”
3) Find “Scripting Backend”
4) You’ll see that the default is now “IL2CPP”, change that to “.NET”

Now your “Unity C# Projects” is re-enabled!

Enjoy and go build some awesome Mixed Reality Apps!

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Facebook2Greetings 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.

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Now my Holonaut, let’s dive into creating your first Hololens Holograms!

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A new age of technology is upon us – and – those that enthusiastically embrace the emerging Holographic, AR and VR technologies will be positioned to guide and lead others into the Reality rEvolution!  Join your fellows and connect together on HOLOSOFT.NET! Follow on Facebook or Twitter!