Want a HoloLens and a $100K and a Unity Pro 12 month subscription?

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Yes, Microsoft and Unity are giving away cold hard cash as well as subscriptions to Unity Pro.

Oh, yeah … and 3 HoloLens devices!

1st place gets $100K + HoloLens Dev Edition + Unity Pro 12 month subscription

2nd place gets $30K + HoloLens Dev Edition + Unity Pro 12 month subscription

3rd place gets $20K + HoloLens Dev Edition + Unity Pro 12 month subscription

Plus 5 Honorable mentions each get a Unity Pro 12 month subscription.

The contest began on 5/10.

If you receive my emails, then you already know about the contest. If you don’t get my emails, today would be a good day to start 🙂

Simply opt-in on my About page or on the Ultimate HoloLens Resource List page.

Submissions for your app idea need to be in by June 10, 2017.

Then, just 6 days after that… Unity and Microsoft will announce the finalists.

Finalists should build out the app and submit it by October 30.

Winners will be announced in November.

For all the details on what you need to do and how to submit, you can head over to the Unity site.

It’s time to get those creative juices flowing…

Order Your Mixed Reality Headsets

During Build 2017, Microsoft opened up the ability to order the Acer and HP Mixed Reality devices on the Microsoft Store.

Order the Acer Mixed Reality Developer Edition Device

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition - front angled view

 

Order the HP Mixed Reality Developer Edition Device

other side view with cables

I already ordered mine!

Build 2017 HoloLens and Mixed Reality Sessions

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In case you weren’t aware, the Build conference from Microsoft is a premiere conference where many new technologies are announced. In 2011, Windows 8 was announced. In 2015, the HoloLens as announced.

I expect that today and tomorrow we will see great sessions all around HoloLens and Mixed Reality.

The video this weeks walks through finding and filtering the sessions you want to watch.

 

Here are the instructions in text form:

Head to http://channel9.msdn.com/ and go to the Events tab. Select Microsoft Build and then Build 2017.

Click the Filters button and under the Term search, enter either HoloLens or Mixed Reality and click Filter.

You should see between 13 and 16 different sessions that touch on the topic.

HoloPaintball aka HoloLens Paintball

This week I created a little demo showing off the HoloLens handling shooting hundreds of paintballs and having them splat across the room.

It is pretty satisfying to watch. The HoloLens handled the task with ease!

It’s a short video. Take a look and leave me a comment on what you think.