Expanding the world of education
To use the Augmented Reality (AR)
puzzle, you must download and install an application.
The Puzzle AR mobile app from EduSense adds a new dimension to learning programming.
Together with the Puzzle AR set, coding becomes more fun and educational.
The AR puzzle pieces can be used stand-alone or integrated with other GENIBOT puzzle pieces.
Minimum Android requirements:
At least 2GB of memory, 1GHz dual-core processor or above, Android OS 5.0 or higher
Minimum iOS requirements:
iPhone 5s and above, or 4th generation iPad and above. IOS version 9 or higher.
HOW DO YOU DOWNLOAD THE FREE PUZZLE AR APP?
Find the application on the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store
HOW DOES IT WORK?
After opening the application, you’ll see the main screen and 3 buttons:
– this tab includes creative tasks
– allows you to use your own imagination and play freely with the Augmented Reality features
HOW TO USE
– brief instructions with a description of the two functions above
In FREE PLAY mode, the objects displayed in the AR world are decided by you.
After selecting this option, a list of 12
numbered puzzle pieces appears on-screen.
These match exactly the numbers on the
pieces in the Puzzle AR box. For each puzzle piece, you’ll see an ADD button. Clicking the button brings up a list of objects that can be selected and assigned to the puzzle piece. Assign objects to as many pieces as you like, you don’t have to use them all. If you change your mind, go back and CHANGE or DELETE the object assigned to a puzzle piece.
When you’ve finished, click START
After clicking START your device’s camera will turn on and enter augmented reality mode. Direct the camera towards the wooden puzzle pieces that match the ones on your device you assigned objects to in the previous step.
For example, if we assigned a deer to puzzle piece 1 and a snowman to puzzle piece 2, then the wooden version of these pieces should be in view of the camera.
Making sure the puzzle pieces are displayed in the camera lens; you’ll see an on-screen 3D version of the object you assigned to each piece. View the objects from different angles by moving the device.
For some objects, a speaker icon will be available which you can click to play its characteristic sound.
WORKING WITH GENIBOT
The AR puzzle pieces are designed to interconnect flawlessly with those in the GENIBOT puzzle sets. Route building for GENIBOT becomes even more fun and educational. Your child can add plants, road signs, animals and a whole host of other objects to GENIBOT’s journey. Don’t forget, each object may also play a sound!
Almost every lesson scenario in the books and EduSense Academy can be complemented with Augmented Reality (provided the required 3D objects are available in the database). Add AR puzzle pieces and see a new world created for GENIBOT on your device. If an on-screen object has a speaker icon, click it to hear the sound. See the true 3D nature of GENIBOT’s world by moving the device to view the virtual objects from a different angle, or even close-up.
WORKING WITHOUT GENIBOT
You don’t need an GENIBOT or GENIBOT puzzle set to use Puzzle AR. FREE PLAY mode allows you to decide which object to display for each given puzzle piece.
Use FREE PLAY and the AR puzzle pieces to create your own engaging lesson scenarios. The 3D interactive nature of activities is a memorable way for children to learn. Exploring a virtual 3D animal and hearing its sound, is a far more exciting experience than seeing it in a book.
If you don’t know how to assign objects to puzzle pieces, then please follow the instructions on pages 4 and 5 or watch the how-to video at www.puzzleAR.com
The number of objects available in the Puzzle AR app will continue to grow. If you have suggestions about what you’d like to see, then please join our Facebook group and let us know!
THE SET CONTAINS
12 NUMBERED PUZZLE
Keep clean. Wipe with
a dry cloth if dirty.
3Not suitable for children under
36 months old. May contain small
pieces that can be swallowed or
become lodged in the respiratory