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We’re Volu. We are building developer tools for the spatial web.

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with a VR headset point forward. Around it, 3 panels are floating: an
inspector showing geometry data for a floating object, a console display
a series of logs and errors, and a performance panel display a



Tired of the headaches of spatial development? We designed volu.dev to streamline your build and debug steps for mixed-reality webapps.

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puffy 3D cloud on a blue

Hackin’ away

Laurent Baumann

Last Saturday, we ran our first “internal+” hackathon. We were nine people, hacking away for 3 hours.

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Vision Pro: Apple Watch or Macintosh?

Michael Gutensohn

Updates on MRjs, upcoming hackathons, and launching a podcast with our thoughts on the Vision Pro!

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whale breaking out of water, on a

A whale of a Demo

Michael Gutensohn

In this post, we’ll break down how we created the above demo, from its simplest form, to a jaw-dropping semi-immersive experience.

The mrjs logo.
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The mrjs logo

Laurent Baumann

mrjs, our open-source and extensible Web Components library for the Spatial Web, needed a logo. Here it is!

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New and improved

Hannah Bollar

The benefit of building in public is that you can see as we play with ideas and pivot the code structurally over-time.

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the Volumetrics logo sitting on top of our first term

Looking back

Michael Gutensohn

Who doesn’t like a good “startup journey” story?

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A Spatial Update

Michael Gutensohn

The spatial web needs more poetry. Thankfully, Leo has been playing with mrjs, and he illustrated a poem.

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postcard showing a saloon-looking building. You can read Pioneer Hotel,
Dinner Dancing, and Cocktails on the

Setting Sail

Laurent Baumann

We have been defining how and when you can start playing with our platform, and I would like to walk you through it.

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the HTML like markup for mrjs, built on top of web

A little practical magic

Michael Gutensohn

This week, we made a lot of progress on MR.js, adaptive UI & physics-based interactions.

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spheroform sitting on a wooden

Branding intro

Laurent Baumann

As promised, this week I will walk you through the thinking process while showcasing the brand.

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Picking up speed

Michael Gutensohn

In between fundraising and interviewing, I did manage to implement some key features in MR.js.

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We raised money

Michael Gutensohn

You shouldn’t need a computer to use your computer.

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Hello World

Michael Gutensohn

We’ve been hard at work getting things off the ground, but we’re very excited to have you along for the journey.