Here is a chance to learn the basics of physics and perform practical experiments with sensors alive. This product from Thames and Kosmos comes with three different robots that can be used to collect temperature, light, and sound measurements that can then be used to create endless figures and creatures. You also have the options of either saving your creatures or printing them in a 3D format. Note that this package requires the use of an iOS (iOS 8.1 or later) or the latest Android device version 4.4.2 or greater.
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This product package comes with three sensor robots that each have unique abilities. One has the ability to measure the amount of heat and temperature within its environment, another to detect the brightness and dimness of light around it and the third one gathers sound data.
The data gathered by these three robots can be used on a game-like app that runs on an iOS or Android device. On the app you will find several options depending on the data collected by the robots.
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The first step to create your creature is to gather data which can be accomplished using any of the three robots. e.g. You could place the hearing bot beside a loudspeaker and play some music loud or you could place the heat sensing bot beside a fire to sense the temperature. You will then transfer this data to your iOS or Android device through Bluetooth or other wireless means.
Once you have transferred the data you can start creating your creatures. e.g the loud sound will bring to life a creature with tiny ears, the one with the low temperature will create a creature with plenty of hair or fur, etc. The beauty of all this is that you get to create a home for these creatures, play with them and even print a 3D image of them.
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