We were inspired by the recent movement to visit Mars. For a long time after the Space Race, there was a long drought in space exploration. We are proud to be a part of the generation who will change that.
What it does
It is a virtual reality app that allows you to see Mars up close and see the rest of the Milky Way as if you were in space.
How we built it
We used Unity as our IDE to create the visual framework of our app. We then used C# to code the functions, and used Xcode to build it onto our iOS device.
Challenges we ran into
We were completely unfamiliar with VR and Unity, so we had to spend a lot of time getting familiar with the languages. We also have never worked with hardware before, so we had multiple technical difficulties.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
As this is our first hackathon and we consider ourselves amateur coders, we were especially proud that we pushed our limits and were able to deliver a working product.
What we learned
We learned a lot about how VR works, as well as Unity and C#.
What's next for Beyond
We want to create the entire solar system and more informational aspects.