What if children from 3 to 5? Our selection of simple entertainment from the new rubric “Geektimes for the smallest”.
Cinemood from the shoebox
It was not so long ago that the domestic projector was criticized for 30 thousand rubles, giving much cheaper equipment as alternatives. For a child it will not be very important how much your projector costs: 10 thousand, 5 thousand or 50 rubles.
However, for 50 rubles you will have to be satisfied with a cardboard box, but you can do it together. It will take:
- Box for shoes
- Black paint, brush
- Magnifying glass
The larger the diameter of the lens, the larger the size of the box will have to be used and the more distance from the “projector” to the wall will be required. The very, very small ones hardly increase the images from the screen of the smartphone in half.
After the inner part is painted black and centered on the magnifier, you need to come up with some kind of support To adjust the distance. It can be an ordinary cup.
Then – on YouTube. Do not forget to flip the smartphone. For Android in the market quite a lot of applications that block the screen rotation.
You may also need a sheet of Whatman. Sharpness leaves much to be desired, and sharpness to sharpness. You will not see much in this format, however you can adjust the sane quality to be set. As a result, you will receive something like this:
- The approximate amount of costs is about 150 rubles
At some distance from the table you can swim a personal fish, a jellyfish, twirl the planet, etc.
Foci with augmented reality is a pretty thing. Of the supplies you will need only:
- transparent plastic
- thin adhesive tape
After you cut out the three pyramids and fasten them, you need to go to YouTube again with the request “Hologram”.
Then install this entire “complex” design in the center of the display.
And turn off the light:
- Approximate amount of costs: about 30 rubles
A little more about the augmented reality. One of the most favorite children’s entertainments is to color something, and it is likely that they will be surprised that the characters they “painted” come to life.
Disney announced this technology in 2015 for the first time. Currently, there are already books, under which are written AR-applications, and coloring on the shelves of stores. The degree of detail in various publications, of course, is controversial … For example, the book that got to me:
Here, the smartphone needs to be directed to pages where there is a diamond with an animal, and in Some of the animals will come to life.
Fibrum does it from the brands that we know.
The book contains ten simple drawings, you can color them with any pencils. In principle, to revive the little squirrel, kitty, etc., you can and without much effort …
In order for the picture to become individual, except that you will point the camera application To the final version of the squirrel, you need to click on the camera icon in the corner of the screen.
In the end, you get a small story: the squirrel, for example, picks up the falling nuts and stuffs them into the hollow. The plot will be in the colors you selected.
The company also issued a collection of postcards that “work” on the same principle. They also created a special application, and every “guidance” of the smartphone opens a story for different holidays.
The cards are more expensive, but now you can buy it all by the action: in this case the coloring goes on as a present.
- Approximate amount of expenses: from 205 rubles