Educational Technology

November 26, 2011

Virtuosos of virtual reality

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By ANDREW POTTER, Times Republican

They each chipped in $20 and their new business was formed. Several months later and Tyler Richard and Josh Weuve have had more than $100,000 in sales for their Marshalltown-based company, Cryogen Computer Design, which sets up virtual reality systems for school districts. Even more surprising might be that Richard is just 21 years old and Weuve is only 18 and a senior at East Marshall High School. “We want to put brand new technology in the hands of the students because they know what to do with it,” Richard said. “It’s a blast.” The two order parts, set up the systems and do troubleshooting for schools on the technology. Virtual reality allows students to learn to do design and other work in 3-D using a program called Blender. Many of their customers are surprised when a high school senior and an Iowa State student show up to do the work.

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