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Eduporium Experiment | HTC Vive

  • Posted on: November 15, 2017 - 3:12pm
  • By: anna

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere you couldn’t? Like the Great Wall of China, or the stomach of a whale, or any other place not suitable for a school field trip? Well, now students can experience lifelike content from afar with virtual reality! VR is making its way into the educational sphere, empowering students to explore previously unreachable destinations and interact directly with virtual objects. A few weeks ago, I experimented with the Oculus Rift virtual reality system, and this time I got to try out the HTC Vive – just another perk of working at Eduporium!

Eduporium Experiment | Sphero SPRK+

  • Posted on: November 8, 2017 - 12:46pm
  • By: anna

Sphero SPRK+ is one of Sphero’s latest additions to their seriously cool line of robots. Although only the size of a baseball, it is packed with educational power. When paired with the Sphero Edu app, the opportunities for learning are boundless. Kids have the option to write code in either a Blockly or path drawing environment and then work their way up to coding in JavaScript. There are so many customizable ways for them to control everything from Sphero’s movements, lights, sensors, and more!

Eduporium Experiment | cue Robot

  • Posted on: November 1, 2017 - 10:24am
  • By: anna

There’s no shortage of interactive surprises with this cool new robot. Designed for children aged 11 and up, cue is ideal for introducing artificial intelligence and helping kids advance their coding skills. With this inviting robot and the cue app from Wonder Workshop, students play games, chat, control, and program cue in Blockly or JavaScript. They can even choose their avatar with four to pick from: Charge, Zest, Smirk, and Pep! They’re all very different from each other with unique personalities, expressions, and interactions.

Eduporium Experiment | Meccano M.A.X

  • Posted on: October 25, 2017 - 10:09am
  • By: anna

Have you ever dreamed of having a robot as a friend? Well, the Meccano M.A.X can be your personal smartbot! M.A.X is not only programmed to respond to certain commands, but it can also learn from kids and build knowledge about their interactions with its incredible artificial intelligence technology. The best part is that students even get exposure to engineering as they build M.A.X from scratch and then teach it new behaviors, skills, and tricks using voice commands, buttons on its ‘MeccaBrain,’ or using its free app.

Eduporium Experiment | Oculus Rift

  • Posted on: October 18, 2017 - 12:03pm
  • By: anna

Ready for an adventure though the human bloodstream? Through the White House? To space? Virtual reality makes these thrilling adventures possible. In our office, we have both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and today, I experimented with the Oculus. I was very excited because I had only ever used VR while sitting down before -- certainly never standing and with touch controllers. I asked Khat, our Graphic Designer (and in-house VR expert), to give me a tutorial of the Oculus.