Exploration of the Solar System Through Augmented Reality
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has createdSpacecraft 3D, an augmented reality (AR) app for iOS that lets students learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. Using a printed AR Target and the camera on their mobile device, students can get up close with these robotic explorers, see how they move, and learn about the engineering feats used to expand our knowledge and understanding of space. Spacecraft 3D will be updated over time to include more spacecraft that act as our robotic eyes on Earth, our solar system, and beyond. Cost: Free
Plus: The NASA 3DVapp for iOS replicates the Spacecraft 3D application but deals with NASA’s flagship program—a deep-space exploration project that will take a human being to asteroids, Mars, and beyond. To use the app, students need to download and print a marker (Target), which represents the NASA logo. Then they simply choose which 3D concepts they’d like to see—Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, ground infrastructure at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, or even the mission launch—and point their mobile device on the Target to see real technology masterpieces right in front of them. Cost: Free
3DBear’s 2018 STEAM Summer Camp– Augmented Reality provides training for 3DBear’s innovative product 3DBear AR (Augmented Reality), a gamified learning application that allows users to implement virtual 3D models in a real living environment. For a limited time, 3DBear will be accepting proposals from qualified educational institutions to receive free annual licenses of the newest release of its augmented reality teaching tool 3DBear AR App.
Metaverse – AR Browser by GoMeta makes it easy for anyone to create computer vision, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality experiences without needing to write complex code. Using Metaverse Studio, teachers can create engaging games and interactive quizzes to digitally enhance their curriculum.
Orb, a new ARKit app for iOS by Pantheon, uses augmented reality to develop makerskills. Students young and old can design and build entire worlds in a matter of minutes by transforming simple shapes into 3D objects.