If you have never played with Augmented Reality please take some time and work your way through this page. If you have kids, friends, family members or a cat, gather them up before you start.
If you need a teaser to convince you to stop and try these, here you go (go full screen)!
While downloading app, print page 1 here (more here). Instead of printing, you can simply just open the page on your laptop or desktop computer and use the image on the screen, but it is much better if you print the page.
Open app and hold your phone above the image you printed.
Follow the same instructions for the links below. Make sure you have your volume up and poke around on the screen. More pages for each app are available on the app’s home page…enjoy 🙂
Print page 10 This app is aimed at Science teachers and it’s worth reading the “How it works” page to get the full effect. You can just print the page and use it without folding it into a block to get an idea of how it works. The rest of the elements are here for you to print, fold, and combine.
Amazing Space Journey was just introduced to me at a conference last week and it’s pretty neat way of looking at the solar system (Apple, Android). I haven’t messed around with it that much but so far, so good. It does take a bit for it to load on my phone, the screen looks blank and you just need to wait 5-10 seconds for it to open. When it opens it is not in AR mode. You can manipulate what you see on the screen with your fingers, and change the screen with the sliders. In the corner you’ll see a tiny AR icon, click on it and scan page 11 to see the AR features.