Nintendo to Begin Shipping VR Labo Kit for Switch
- By Dian Schaffhauser
is releasing its fourth do-it-yourself cardboard kit this week.
Labo VR KIT
provides an introduction to virtual reality. Labo is the gaming
company's cardboard accessory line, released
last year for the Switch.
The Labo kits include two parts: a game and sheets of cardboard
cut-outs that are assembled into various components, along with
assorted stickers, washers and rubber bands.
latest kit allows for creation of virtual reality goggles, as well as
a camera, a space blaster, an elephant, a bird and a wind pedal. The
goggles attach to the other items to work together in providing 3D
stereoscopic experiences, such as taking pictures of underwater
creatures or seeing the world from a bird's perspective.
The software runs on the Switch,
which is slid into the goggles and includes 60 games as well a new
programming tool that allows the user to produce "bite-sized"
VR games and experiences from scratch or by using the existing games
as a jumping off point.
sets have included a vehicle
kits retail for between $59.99 and $79.99 and are available at major
online retail outlets.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.