Creating the Virtual World of the Blacksmith

Another visit to the University of Lincoln today, Dr John Murray and Will Sawyer showed us the latest developments in the Heritage Craft Virtual Simulator. The simulator gives the user a virtual experience of Blacksmithing.

Today Ashley got his first opportunity to enter the Virtual World of the Blacksmith. He can be seen using tools to fashion a piece of virtual metal.

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The view through the Oculus Headset is shown below.

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The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and a system will be available at the Forge and we hope to take it to all the local schools so young people can experience this virtual world.

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