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...and classrooms and labs and commons areas all around UAT!

Check out this roundup of cool new tech for our 12 Days of Techmas. We’ve teched our halls with gifts aplenty for UAT students. From new VR helmets to motion capture gloves to 3D printers, it looks like our students made the nice list this year!

Now, it may sound like Santa just really prefers our students, but we talked to him about this one, and his logic is pretty good—to learn the latest, you need to have the latest! Our campus is infused with the hottest technology, which is crucial since UAT students spend more time in labs than classrooms. We have labs for robotics, makers fab, digital media, cyber warfare, motion capture, gaming, and new technologies… see for yourself with a virtual tour at https://www.uat.edu/see-technology-college.

The following is the list of new technology now available on campus, with comments and descriptions from professors and staff as well as links for more information/where to buy. Merry Techmas to all, and to all a good semester!

Day 1: Formlabs Form 3 3D Printer

"This is a quality SLA 3D printer. It has a big price tag and really great performance."

Garren Koller, UAT student of Robotics and Embedded Systems along with Digital Maker and Fabrication


Visit https://formlabs.com/3d-printers/form-3/.  


Day 2: Insta360 ONE Camera

As the Insta360 website says, this mobile action camera puts 'a camera crew in your hand'. Using the Insta360 mobile app, you can shoot and edit action shots like never before! With Insta360's proprietary FlowState stabilization tech on board, even our campus cat Maxwell could even be the start of the show."

Valerie Cimarossa, Vice President, Marketing & Technology


Visit https://www.insta360.com/product/insta360-one.


Day 3: Oculus Rift S 

“The next iteration of the original Oculus Rift, this product line has seen the tech and features of the Oculus HMD offerings expand. Starting with the original helmet and clicker, moving through the addition of handheld controllers, to Rift S with improved controllers and helmet Oculus has been a factor in improving the head mounted VR experience and has driven VR forward providing a Vive vs Oculus competitive playing field.

Derric Clark, Professor and Game Studies Chair


Visit https://www.oculus.com/rift-s.


Day 4: Ultimaker S5 3D Printer 

"This is a quality FDM 3D printer. It also has a large price tag but for great resolution."

Garren Koller, UAT student of Robotics and Embedded Systems along with Digital Maker and Fabrication


Visit https://ultimaker.com/3d-printers/ultimaker-s5.


Day 5: Ring Light

A UAT staff favorite, the Elegato Ring Light has multiple light settings and a quick pop-up tripod for easy set up. In addition to the available color temperatures, the tripod can be adjusted from desk top to standing height giving you quite a bit of flexibility for your shoot or stream setup. Plus, when completely broken down, it's surprisingly compact (seriously, our Provost keeps one under his desk)!


Visit https://www.elgato.com/en/ring-light.


Day 6: Oculus Quest 2

This represents a great transitional product into the world of VR. Being able to work with a gaming PC or a smart phone gives the user options as well as introducing them into the world of helmet-based VR technology. The Quest 2 removes a gaming PC cost barrier to entry of VR while still providing a quality HMD experience, and it is WIRELESS!”

Derric Clark, Professor and Game Studies Chair


Visit https://www.oculus.com/quest-2.


Day 7: Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera

"Massive features in a tiny device are what drove us to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. With dozens of cinematic and photographic and live production features all packed into a pocket-sized device, it's easy to shoot high quality vibrant content on the move...which our students usually are. This camera will be available for checkout from the UAT library in the spring semester!"

Valerie Cimarossa, Vice President, Marketing & Technology


Visit https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicpocketcinemacamera.


Day 8: Rokoko Gloves

"Rokoko has released its long-awaited version of hand and finger tracking with their Smartgloves. The ability to capture the motion of a performer's hands and fingers for 3D characters is a significant addition to UAT's investment in thier new motion capture system by Rokoko. The Smartgloves will be paired with the Smartsuits to capture the full range of realistic movement for students to retarget to thier 3D characters. The Rokoko mocap system is a leader among the new systems emerging in today's mocap market that provide an essential learning experience for animators and other creators training for careers such as game development and feature film industries. One of the most remarkable features of the Rokoko system is that it is portable, and has a wireless range of up to 100 meters! The system is not confined to a studio. Go anywhere to capture the motion that is needed!"

T. Lynn DiGiacomo (Understiller), Professor of Game Art & Animation, Game Production & Management


Visit https://www.rokoko.com/products/smartgloves.


Day 9: Logitech C920e Webcam

"Logitech has a long list of top-rated webcam/web conference technology. This monitor-mounted camera can stream your delightful face at full HD 1080p (720p is also an option if you haven't had your coffee yet). This tiny webcam features five lenses, two microphones and Logitech's proprietary RightLight responsive lighting technology. You can also download Logitech's production tool Capture for a full content creation experience. A mid-range price point means this webcam is out of stock a lot so if you see one, snag one!"

Valerie Cimarossa, Vice President, Marketing & Technology


Visit https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/webcams/c920-pro-hd-webcam.960-000764.html.


Day 10: Sennheiser MB Pro 1 Headset

"An absolute necessity for UAT's student support staff, you actually won't find these Sennheiser MB Pro 1 headsets in a lab... but we like them enough we included them anyway! Our student services office is a bustling, open workspace where activity is high and volume is higher. Since most of our student support interactions are happening virtually or via phone this year, these noise cancelling headphones ensure that UAT staff and students can hear each other clearly. Plus, since they're bluetooth, it's a whole lot easier to stay 6 feet away from others when you aren't tied to your phone!"

Valerie Cimarossa, Vice President, Marketing & Technology


Visit https://www.eposaudio.com/en/us/enterprise/products/mb-pro-1-bluetooth-headset-506041.


Day 11: FlashForge & Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer

"These are lower end FDM 3D printers great for beginners and hobbyists and are low in price."

Garren Koller, UAT student of Robotics and Embedded Systems along with Digital Maker and Fabrication


Visit https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33820.


Day 12: Nvidia Jetson Nano Dev Kit

"NVIDIA has made some impressive advancements this year in tech. The Jetson Nano Developer kit is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to get into Artificial Intelligence or Robotics. It’s one of the best single-board computers on the market and has a very powerful GPU. NVIDIA’s extensive documentation makes it helpful to start building since it provides an image for a microSD card that makes it easy to boot a version of Ubuntu design specifically for the Jetson Nano."

Jacy Smith, Business Development Specialist at Perimeter83 on the campus of UAT


Visit https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/jetson-nano-developer-kit



What tech items are on your wish list? Share your favorite new tech items and what you'd like to use those tools to create. Here's to an exciting an innovative new year!



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