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Make a Space Diorama | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a space diorama. Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

Make a Space Helmet | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a space helmet. Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

Make a Space Game | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a space game. Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

Make a Space Dragon | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a “space dragon.” Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

Make a Rocket Ship | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a moving spaceship. Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

Make a Space Cafe | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a “space cafe” with a working elevator. Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

Make a Space Gauntlet | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a cardboard gauntlet with moving parts. Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

Make a Space Sheep | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a “space sheep.” Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

Make a Space Shield | Maker Challenge Week 2021

Learn to make a cardboard shield. Released for Maker Challenge Week 2021. For more information about Maker Challenge Week, visit https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2020/09/univlib-maker-week-2020.html

3D Projects in Unity | The Studios Series

Learn about the difference between two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds.

Basics of Using Unity for Virtual Reality | The Studios Series

Learn about the basics of virtual reality, create a virtual world and objects, and build your creative and technical skills in the software program Unity version 2019.1.

Asset Packages in Unity | The Studios Series

Learn more about the different items you can receive in Unity asset packages to help take your project to the next level.

Colliders in Unity | The Studios Series

Learn about how using colliders can help with the physics of your world and save computational resources.

Lighting in Unity | The Studios Series

Learn about ways of lighting a world in virtual reality, including directional lights and spotlights.

Locomotion in Unity | The Studios Series

Learn about setting up movements in virtual reality that create dynamic experiences for participants, but helps them avoid motion sickness.

Object Oriented Programming in Virtual Reality | The Studios Series

Learn more about the language and structure of how objects and worlds are created in virtual reality.

Physics in Unity | The Studios Series

Learn about adding physics to objects in your world so they act and move realistically.

Prefabs in Unity | The Studios Series

Learn about prefabs and how they can save time and energy in creating virtual worlds and objects.

Scripts in Unity | The Studios Series

Learn about scripts (C# code) in Unity.

Academic Jargon | Critical Concepts in Academic Research

Learn about about the pros and cons of jargon, including how it can help us understand and communicate complex ideas.

Tinkercad Basics for 3D Printing and Design | The Studios Series

This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of 3D printing and design, including how 3D printing works, important terminology, and basic design principles. We will also walk through designing 3D models in the computer-aided design program, TinkerCad. Software recordings were captured in June 2019. This content is not sponsored by Autodesk.

Digital Literacy Framework Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to help you put the digital literacy framework from the University Libraries at Virginia Tech into action. Use this toolkit to align your work with digital literacy learning outcomes, get inspired when revising or creating a workshop, curriculum, program, or other learning experience, and learn more about the digital literacy framework.

Where to Look: How to Choose a Search Tool

Learn about various search tools available through the University Libraries at Virginia Tech and when you should consider using each one. Download the second file linked above to access a screenreader-friendly version.

Create and Collaborate at Newman Library

Join therapy dogs Moose, Derek, and Wagner as they explore the studios at Newman Library and make their virtual reality dreams come true.

Planning for Virtual Reality: An Introductory Guide

This document is intended to help users who are interested in setting up a virtual reality service for a school, library, museum, or other space understand the resources needed and better plan for the challenges of running a VR service for the public. Planning pages and links to resources are included.