Shapeways + Friends Host 1st Meta AR Hackathon in SF this Weekend

REAL 2015 may have ended, but mixed reality/reality computing is continuing to be felt in the Bay Area with the first ever Meta Augmented Reality Hackathon taking place this weekend from March 6th-7th.  Altogether Wix, Unity, AWE, and Shapeways are hosting an event dedicated to hacking the Meta’s holograhpic AR headset.

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Previously covered on 3DPI, the Meta 1 Developer Kit is a see-through headset, not unlike the recently announced Microsoft HoloLens, that has a broad range of AR applications, including 3D modeling for 3D printing.  With depth-sensing technology and the ability to track the individual fingers of its users, the Meta space glasses may be ideal for intuitively 3D scanning reality data and modeling 3D objects through gesture control.

The event, taking place tomorrow and Saturday at the Wix lounge in San Francisco’s SOMA district, will give enthusiasts of the 3D gaming engine Unity a chance to work with AR aficionados to develop unique ways to use the Unity-based Meta SDK.  Attendees will also have the chance to present their apps to the CEO of Meta for an opportunity to win a Meta 1 Developer Kit and a 1 year Unity Pro License. You can find some examples of previously created apps in the videos above and below.

To register, visit the Eventbrite page here.