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AR/VR/MR Resource Guide

Access to Hololens 2

Hololens 2 is a standalone device that provides users a mixed reality experience. 

1. To check out Hololens 2, please reserve it from the Gadget Collection below. The loan period is 24 hours.

2. If you wish to have access to a development workstation, the Library VR/MR Research Lab is available for reservation in EMS: 

  • Log into EMS at
  • On the left sidebar, select LOCATIONS
  • Under Filters, select desired dates and Crosland Tower Library under Add/ Remove Locations
  • On the list you should see G192, select it to reserve


Experience Hololens 2

To get started with Hololens 2:

  • first turn the device on (OFF/ON button located at the right back position of the headset. Then put the headset on and adjust it with the strap and the gear at the back of the headset.
  • When turned on, users should be able to see... To use this device, make sure you are connected to the Wifi
  • Microsoft support individual logins. Every Georgia Tech affiliate should be able to log in with your GT logins to the device.
  • A list of apps are already downloaded for your to experience the device:
  • This device could be controlled by voice or gesture, to use this device smoothly, you may want to take a quick look at this tutorial page quickly. Gesture control

Develop Content in Hololens 2

There are different tools you can use to develop an app in Hololens 2. The most popular one is Unity with Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK). Unity game engine is installed on our VR/MR development workstation in G192 in Crosland Tower, if you hope to use it. This workstation is also ready to configure your MRTK.

Unity Tutorial:

MRTK setup:

View this page for more device specs information: