LIVE Simulator (Learning Inside Virtual Environments) VR Training for First Responders

Earlier this year, I gave up on seeking investors and decided to build the MVP for my simulator myself, instead of trying to pitch specs. I have the not-too ambitious goal of trying to transfer experience from one practitioner to another, should be simple. I have zero development background, I’m a Firefighter/Paramedic, so this should be easy. Fast forward a few months and I had a passable Alpha version, or at least enough to put on a decent training class. However I was stalled because my gaming laptop couldn’t run the VR portion well enough (and I had a DK2, not a Vive in any case). Fast forward through life and I finally got to a position where I could build the main machine. (With a big help from a GFM crowdfunding).

I’ve just managed to get the machine built, which was nerve-wracking as I hadn’t built a physical rig in 8 years (they didn’t even have AIO coolers last time). It only took me a few hours to figure out how to convert the VR template over and now it’s working. Annnnnd I have a TON of optimization to do. (Anyone a whiz at particle emitters in VR? let me know, my smoke is very expensive) Also, I have no idea what I am doing, so if you want to donate help to a first responder, please feel free.

If you are in the Central FL area, I will be exhibiting at Maker Faire later this month. Happy to answer questions as well. My website is , feel free to email me at