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Educational Lesson Plans Now Available for Elements 4D

Posted by Drew Minock

October 23, 2014 at 5:53 PM

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Since its launch on Kickstarter in 2013, Elements 4D has generated a new level of excitement in chemistry classrooms across the country. Bringing the elements of the Periodic Table to life, Elements 4D creates an engaging, one of a kind learning experience. Students can safely observe harmful elements, like Plutonium, Uranium and Xenon, and witness in stunning 4D how they chemically react with other elements, providing students with a visual knowledge-transfer that was once impossible. Elements 4D is like a portable lab.

While many teachers have created their own lesson plans around this 4D teaching tool, there hasn’t been an official curriculum released… until now.

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Topics: Education, Elements 4D

Enchanted by ENCHANTIUM

Posted by Nicholas Brandt

October 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

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Stories were the first magic.

My name is Nicholas Brandt and I'm a magician.

This is actually what drew me to DAQRI in the first place, because I love telling stories more than anything.  I've written movies, webseries, comic books, a children's book, and a novel.  It's rare that you get to catch an entirely new media like augmented reality at its birth, but 4D offers an entirely new level of interaction between author and audience, and stories are in the DNA here.

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Topics: Augmented Reality Storytelling, Enchantium

4D Fairy Tale - An Augmented Reality Adventure

Posted by Drew Minock

October 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

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4D Fairy Tale adds a one of a kind storytelling experience to Enchantium's toy chest with the story of The Perilous Pursuit of the Pied Piper. 4D Fairy Tale transforms any tabletop into a magical fairy tale world using the surface and objects around the 4D Fairy Tale target. Follow the steps below to create a new dimension of play!

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Topics: Augmented Reality Storytelling, Enchantium

Anatomy 4D Changes the Way We Learn About the Human Body

Posted by Drew Minock

August 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Anatomy 4D, a free mobile app from DAQRI, gives students and educators the ability to explore every detail of the human body and all its systems in stunning detail. The app, which has been incredibly popular with the education community, allows users to isolate bodily systems: muscular, skeletal, circulatory and more, to see every detail and how each one works together. All you need to do is print the targets below and scan them with your phone’s camera. We’ve recently added a new target that gives a detailed, interactive look into the human heart - a learning experience previously only accessible in a gross anatomy lab.

4D embodies the way today's students can use technology to comprehend complex concepts in a much easier and more engaging way. Teacher Katie Ann Wilson saw this first hand in her classroom. "Anatomy 4D blew the minds of my kids and brought learning to life. It allowed them to dive deep inside the human body like never before. They were able to see the circulatory system in action. They even were able to a peek inside of the human heart and watch how the valves operate."

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Topics: Anatomy 4D, Education

DAQRI Education Gets a Boost with Two New 4D Education Evangelists

Posted by Gaia Dempsey

May 21, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Brad Waid and Drew MinockImagine a world a few years from now when 4D is everywhere. The medium has been adopted by a critical mass of content creators and people everywhere have learned to expect it as the normal – and most effective – method of communicating ideas of all kinds. Everywhere you look there’s accessible information that helps you understand your world and the processes behind what you see on the surface. 

Glancing at a bridge activates an animated graphical interface that explains the underlying engineering principles in 4D, tells the story of the architect who designed it, and leads you through the journey that the building materials traversed to get to where they are today. 

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Augmented reality: Virtual reality’s not so distant cousin

Posted by Brian Mullins

May 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

ar-vs-vr-smallerFacebook’s recent purchase of virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion has sparked a lot of interest around the virtual reality and augmented reality space. While this deal is shining new light on virtual reality technology, the technical hurdles that kept it from taking off in the ‘90s have been wiped away with the significant advances we’ve made in mobile, microelectronics and computer vision technology.

More importantly, Facebook’s purchase of Oculus shows how close we are to mainstream adoption of augmented reality and virtual reality technology. In essence, the time is now: Virtual reality and augmented reality will touch all facets of our lives, changing the way we play, the way we learn, the way we work and the way we socialize.

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Topics: Augmented Reality

Unharness the Power of Play with Enchantium™ at the American International Toy Fair

Posted by Gaia Dempsey

February 17, 2014 at 7:19 PM

fisticuffsAre you heading to the Western’s hemisphere’s largest Toy Fair, happening in New York this week? Stop by and see us as we launch A New Dimension of Play™ with Enchantium. A brand new approach to toys and toy packaging, Enchantium represents the world’s most advanced augmented reality for kids.

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Unlocking 4D Expo: Inside DAQRI’s Game-Changing 2-Day Experience

Posted by Gaia Dempsey

February 14, 2014 at 5:04 PM

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DAQRI 4D Expo: The Augmented Reality Conference You've Been Waiting For

Imagine an intuitive interface that spatially guides architects and builders through the entire process of building a house, step-by-step. Imagine play sets that come to life, and toys that talk, play and interact with you. Imagine chemistry students seeing the elements of the periodic table appear in the palm of their hands and form reactions and compounds. Imagine a world where you can create these experiences yourself. Imagine your world in 4D.

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WHAT IS 4D?

Posted by Gaia Dempsey

November 11, 2013 at 1:02 PM

What is 4DAugmented reality is defined as “a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world. DAQRI utilizes augmented reality and other technologies to create a broader storytelling medium called 4D.

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Topics: 4D Technology

DAQRI Welcomes Exciting New Hires

Posted by Brian Mullins

October 25, 2013 at 10:56 AM

DAQRI-New_HiresThis is a big day for DAQRI. We’re proud to announce some exciting new additions to the team who bring deep expertise in augmented reality, computer vision and software development.

I would like to welcome Brian Selzer, previously President and Founder of Ogmento, as our new Vice President of Business and Product Development.

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