Today DAQRI is launching our first-ever Kickstarter campaign, and we couldn't be more excited to share a new way to interact with augmented reality with a broader audience. Elements 4D is a set of six beautifully-designed wooden blocks that come to life with a DAQRI app. Each block face depicts a different chemical symbol, representing the elements of the periodic table.
Beaming the app’s viewfinder onto the blocks instantly transforms them into 4D representations of that element. When you put two blocks together, they create a new chemical compound. It's a fun and unique way to interact with a new technology, and learn about the universe's most basic building blocks along the way.
Who Is Elements 4D For?
We think Elements 4D is for anyone interested in design, technology, and science. It's a fun toy for kids, a collectible for geeks and designers, and a great gift for science enthusiasts. But perhaps most interesting application is in the classroom environment. We have fielded requests from teachers across the country asking for access to and information about DAQRI, and Elements 4D's interactivity and unique combination of educational and scientific information in a fun and engaging form is very exciting to educators everywhere.
Kickstarter was the perfect place to raise awareness about the educational opportunity for 4D – and find out what resonates most with early augmented reality enthusiasts. We are looking to the Kickstarter community for input on the final design and experience. For example, wouldn't it be fun to be able to change an element's form from liquid, to gas, to solid, and simultaneously learn the temperatures required to induce each state? Should we include atomic models so that you can see elements share electrons as they bond? Should we add the visual effects that realistically bring the chemical reaction to life? We want to hear from you!
We would love your help in making this unique project a reality. Check out our various supporter levels, get involved with the design process by sharing your ideas, and if you think this is a cool campaign, help us spread the word to your friends and networks. Head over to our Kickstarter page to get your own set of Elements 4D interactive blocks:http://kck.st/13aWgd7