Riding the Superman virtual reality roller coaster at Six Flags

Samsung and Oculus have built the Gear VR experience to be something isolated from the rest of the experience on the Galaxy S7. The user isn’t aware that any of the Oculus services even exist on the phone until the first time they connect the phone to a Gear VR. This can be a little confusing if you’re already familiar with the interface and want to download games ahead of putting the headset on your face, but as far as set up systems go Oculus has done a lot of good here. Read More.


Announcement : Robotic Membership Registration is Open now!

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Science and technology are extremely popular with today’s children and youth; they are also a pathway to career opportunities in the future. Engaging in technology activities when young can help to stimulate interest in those fields, develop mastery of necessary technologies, and energize the classroom.

Our little botz will be equipped with STEM knowledge and creative problem-solving skills that is necessary to be innovative and creative thinkers.
We seek to create environments where learning happens in a hands-on and motivational way.

Not every kid may move on to become a dedicated hobbyist who creates original mechanical projects, but all of them can benefit from the skills they will learn with educational robotic kits.

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Top 5, 3D Printers You may Want

Top 5 3D Printers that will blow your mind. Today the 3D printer technology is so advanced that they are availablle for home use. With 3D printers you can print anything anywhere you want. It is totally new world to explore and offcourse fun at the same time.

In this video we have brought 5 3D printers that are elegantly designed and with little knowledge these can be used at home or office.

00:00 FLUX All-in-One 3D Printer – UNLIMITED. ELEGANT. SIMPLE
02:22 Tiko – The Unibody 3D Printer
04:12 The Palette: 3D Printing Evolved
07:07 The Micro: The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer – M3D
10:07 MoonRay – World’s Best Desktop DLP 3D Printer

Tiko is the 3D printer you’ve been waiting for. Simple, accessible, and dependable, all for a pledge of $179.

Keep your 3D printer and expand its potential. The Palette lets your 3D printer create an entirely new range of items!

Meet the 3D Printer you have been waiting for, one that doesn’t compromise on anything.

The first truly consumer 3D printer should be incredibly intuitive, easy to own, and seamless by design.

Bring your imagination to life with FLUX’s 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser engraving and more modular functions.


Robot dad: I built a smartphone bot to spend time with my kids

Divorce can be a painful experience, especially when it means one parent doesn’t see as much of their kids as they used to.

When divorcee Matt Walker met his future second wife in the US, he knew things would only get worse for him spending time with his two boys, Jarvis, 9 and Maxi, 7.

That’s why he built the RambleBot.

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Matt Walker is Robot Dad. Photo: Matt Walker

It looks like a miniature white tank but instead of a cannon it has an arm with a gripper. There’s a smartphone holder at the top where Matt’s face appears.
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From his home in San Jose, California — where he lives with his current wife and seven-month-old son Jack — Matt logs into the RambleBot that lives at his ex wife’s house 11,410 kilometres away in Brisbane, Australia, and hangs out with his sons, controlling the robot with an app and talking via Skype. He’s done this every other day for the last three years.

The robot has a big battery which lasts about two days. The smartphone battery runs out faster, so Matt adds a battery extender case. When the RambleBot is plugged in, it will charge the phone.

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Matt Walker Skyping his son Jarvis as the RambleBot. Photo: Matt Walker

Matt acknowledges the unusual set-up may have its critics because it’s essentially parenting at a distance.

“What’s he [my son] going to tell his psychoanalyst in the future — my father was a tiny little robot?” Matt jokes.

“Telepresence will never be as good as being there in real life. READ MORE.

 


Engaging Children in STEM Education EARLY!

 

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What is STEM?

First a little background on STEM. I like to think of STEM as much more than an acronym. STEM really is a philosophy. STEM is a way of thinking about how educators at all levels—including parents—should be helping students integrate knowledge across disciplines, encouraging them to think in a more connected and holistic way.

Our knowledge of how people learn has grown substantially over the last few decades. We now understand that success in learning requires the learner to be at the center of the experience, making connections across disciplines and also across contextual settings. Children need to be presented opportunities to learn the same material in different settings and through different lenses. The traditional approach of teaching topics in isolation does not support the ways that children learn best.

STEM, on the other hand, calls on parents and educators to give children chances to investigate an idea in a variety of settings, for what educators call cross-contextual learning. For example, in addition to math worksheets to help practice counting, we can take students outside to practice counting real objects that they find, such as rocks, acorns, or leaves. Their learning is strengthened when they learn the same skills, ideas, and concepts in different contexts.

We can also blend math and science to make learning interdisciplinary using a STEM approach. And the learning becomes more relevant when students go outside to explore nature. By asking the right questions, we can help stimulate investigations where students are identifying objects, making comparisons, making predictions, testing ideas, and sharing discoveries, all while observing their natural environment. Students can also explore sizes, shapes, patterns, and quantities in the process. In this way, children can learn concepts from different disciplines in different contexts, all in ways that are naturally engaging to them.

Written by: Joshua M. Sneideman

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