Discovering connection 

The Northeastern community is full of students, faculty, and staff with bright ideas and cutting edge skills. The Discovery Lab is dedicated to connecting people with technologies to support agile and interdisciplinary innovation. The lab is currently focusing on connecting augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 degree video resources on campus.

Now Open!

Come visit us in Snell Library, Room 138B

Create And Play In Virtual Reality

Register for our Spring 2019 Beat Saber, Tilt Brush, and LyraVR competitions. All events take place in the Discovery Lab in Snell Library 138. $50 Gift Card Prize.

Currently in Progress: AR/VR/360 Pop-up Lab

For the 2018-2019 year, the Discovery Lab focus will be on augmented reality, virtual reality, and 360 degree video. This is a temporary effort to gather data to see how AR/VR can support experiential learning, research, and other pedagogical and curricular goals. We are approaching this pop-up as an experiment, combining people, technology, resources, and space to see what emerges.

Those new to AR/VR/360 can come to the lab to experience the technology, while those familiar with it and working on projects that have cleared the intake process may book lab space to work in. See our schedule for details about the variety of activities we are currently booking in this space.

We currently have an HTC Vive Pro, an Oculus Rift, a Hololens, three VR-ready development computers, and monitors for screening the action. We will also be circulating five Samsung Gear 360 cameras through the ITS Service Desk.

See 360° view
Student using Vive

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Try It Out!

Come to a demo event

Join Our Mailing List

Email to join our AR/VR/360 mailing list to stay up to date on work happening in the lab and around Northeastern

Receive Consultation

Email for a consultation on using AR/VR/360 in the classroom

Book Equipment

Fill out a project intake form to book equipment in the lab

Reserve Equipment

Access some of our tools

Lab Services

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Knowledge Base

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What We Offer

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Come try out some of our student-made games or just jump right into game running on our top-of-the-line gaming machines

Knowledge Exchange

Programming and training sessions are offered to those who want to get started with AR/VR

Virtual Reality

Reserve our HTC Vive and Oculus headsets or just come and give them a try

Developer Hours

Use any of our workstations to build your own projects that utilize our equipment

Recent Articles


Spring 2019 Virtual Reality Competitions

Create and Play in Virtual Reality Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats which perfectly fit into…
360 Video

360 Video Creation Guide

Link to download
360 Video

Live 360 Streaming Quick Guide

Check out a Samsung Gear 360 camera for 24 hours from the service desk in the library infocommons. Make sure you are using Google Chrome…

Ready to start creating an amazing project?